WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?

Your early years have shaped your beliefs in God (The Edges of Clouds, last week) and probably now also have a sense of your personal issues in relationships.
This segment is about the ones who are so in love with their leader/teacher/pastor that when he/she says “Jump,” you ask ‘How high?”
With that your leader has become your example, your god, your solid rock. You are following him or her to the ends of the earth, so to speak.

Was too quick to try out some more angles,
for more of the doors to be seen. Was curious, because
I could tell on the style of clothing it had a new owner.

If the above sounded familiar, you are most vulnerable to follow Oprah, or go to a health retreat and participate in yoga, reiki. Everything is “Zen.” You like to follow a cool person, because

  • he or she makes you feel like you belong/ Everything they say, makes sense
  • If someone brings up, “But what about this or that?’ and you make an excuse, you are already blinded!

 

 

In walking up and down the pier,
 we could tell that this boat was the owner’s life.
On the 4th of July he was in nothing else
interested than his precious boat.
Weekend Reflection

 

Not only can a belief become one’s addiction, but some are addicted to A PERSON whose personality or teaching has provided for what lacked emotionally.


You may say, “But I don’t do cults or sects”

Toxic relationships come in all forms or sizes!

The most damaging would probably come from cults or sects, but there is a whole range of possibilities that can become toxic Unfortunately, it will often take trauma and heart ache before you become aware that the are indeed poisonous.

 

For some relationship with food is the strongest.
These California Rolls were made
in the store at Twin Harte. That
time I finally tried ginger …
t did not taste as bad, as I thought before.
Makro-Tex: Round

 

Most leaves only yellow in the Californian Fall.
Am still waiting to happen if leaves
even yellow in Texas!

What about that huge church you go to with that fantastic music, the incredibly entertaining cool guy who talks to everyone for half an hour, and then afterward you have a party with your church going friends at the beach, gossip about the latest horrid events, and drink some cooled wine or a few beers with your BBQ?
Life is good. Next Sunday you’re going with your friends to a ball game. The weekend next, to a party at someone’s yacht. Finally at the end of the month you come in late to the service, basically to meet up with your friends afterward. Life is extremely fun.

 

Even when I didn’t know yet what a twin relationship
with God was, and I lived an hour away from
Hollywood, I felt flowers were the real celebrities,
and painted a whole series of them.
Floral Fri Foto, FOTD

 

When I was in my teens and twenties no one told me the difference between “sitting on the fence” in your faith life, or really following God.
I wished someone had told me, so i would not have had to struggle the next three decades, going up and down the waves of the sea, and being trashed whenever there was a storm in life.

So I’m going to spell it out for you:

* No one and nothing can take God’s place
* not only pertains to what you believe, but also how you live every day
*you are not going to follow the newest trends. Only God, Jesus, his son, and the Holy spirit
it means your time outside work is taken up by
*talking to  him (prayer) and about him,
* asking God for the angels to help and protect you,
* your Bible is attached to your hip. Not your journal to “find the meaning of life.”

An illustration: For a long time I struggled whether as a Christian I was allowed to compose songs not with God as the subject. Now God is the only one I want to give honor to, because he was the One who gave me the gift of music in the first place!

 

Who is staring at me from behind these clouds?
Kinda creepy
Good there is a Sky Watch:):)
Sky Watch, One Word Sunday

 

If you belong to God, it means
YOUR LIFE IS NO LONGER YOUR OWN! That was a shocking discovery!.
Your friends, your comfort, entertainment, and priorities to get ahead drop to the bottom of the list. Remember, it is a twin relationship. You want to do what he thinks and what he does!

As a side note: Steven last week noticed that the twin nieces stood in exact the same position behind their doll stroller. That is SO MUCH of what twinship is! You are so keyed in to your twin, that is your whole world!!

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Thanks to All the hosts
* Thankful Thurs. * Sky Watch *
PhotoAWeek * Timeless Thurs. *
Weekend Reflection * Fri Bliss *

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One Word Sunday: Creepy * Sun Tree * Sun Best *
Our World * Weekly smile *
Pictoral Tue * Tue Travel * Makro-Tex: round
FOTD * Nature Notes *

 

 

45 thoughts on “WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?

  1. Hello, Jesh, lovely photos, especially that last one!
    Interesting to read about who we admire, reminded me of this quote:
    “… the devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for …” ― Tucker Max

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