Humbled

God and God alone is the only true definition of the mortal word awesome! When humankind is humbled in God’s awesome then WOW happens. I believe, Lord help my unbelief.
Denny

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Three Line Tales, Week 83

At Times

There are times I feel like this table, a few scraps with most of the good stuff gone.

I feel lost and not sure what to get rid of and to keep to rebuild or not to rebuild what a mess to deal with.

Then a peace floods my soul because God has already finished the most needed work for my soul. Jesus’s Gospel is and is for all, in this I rest, not in the mess.

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 83 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 83: origami paper cranes on a table photo by Dev Benjamin via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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MY Rights, Dilemma!!

In a previous post about rights, I touched on some ideas of nature/instinct not being a source of compassionate human rights.  I also touched on instinct as being a bit of a tyrant as far as human rights are considered.  In as far as the singular source, God’s government is the only foundation for rights to be built on yet, there is another problem.

This problem is the implementation of Human rights on a personal level in an imperfect world.  In the past most cultures looked to family/tribe as being the most important unit in society not the individual. In the context of family/tribe human rights are counseled in group thinking not an individual.  This recent individual development creates a conundrum for human rights and the directions they take.

For instance if I have a piece of (moveable) property sold to me and for some reason is not easily accessible for removal to my possession.  I may have to access it utilizing someone else’s property.  They may or may not allow me to get to the sold item.  This creates conflict.

The legal system thrives on this kind of conflict.  To protect people’s rights there are laws.  These laws sometimes are in conflict, sometimes are unclear, worded in the most confusing method possible with few normal language speakers who can understand the law.  This is where two individuals start duking it out with words in a court of law.  Then more laws are made becoming more confusing, even to the intent of the law being reversed in a “legislation from the bench” change in the spirit/intent of the law.

Are laws intended to protect Human Rights?

Yes!  You are correct in my rights, I said we have rights, I am additionally arguing that other people can take my rights away!  In the United States of America, the blame rests on voters shoulders in the area of rights infringement.  I am a voter, with this right, I have elected officials directly, or the elected officials have appointed officials to help govern the people.  Therefore, it comes down to my vote and it is my fault!  Maybe!

When I read or listen to the news I do not have to listen very long to discern there is a problem in the governing methods in this democracy (USA), in which I live and participate.  Is the result of the election solely due to my bad choice?  Or could it possibly be a fundamental shift in the thinking of” most Americans” and I am no longer in the majority?

This is how in a democracy by the people, rights are removed and given.  This is why Democracy is not the best government for all people.   Especially to those who have a strong self-interest and personal agendas.  The more self and individual interests are involved the more corrupt government becomes.   As the saying goes “Power corrupts.  Ultimate power corrupts ultimately.”  Coined by Lord Acton. This is the problem or conundrum I have alluded to in human rights.

Now what do I do with MY rights?  How can I tame the wants in me to be a good citizen?  Is there someone out there I can truly trust with my rights?  By the way, I just got my rights, why do I want to give them away, even to a trusted person?  Would I transition my rights if the person would protect human rights?  In my arrogance of playing with rights and using them, do I know every single situation so well that I KNOW right and wrong in each situation?  Am I unbiased and looking for the good of most in my application of MY rights?

The real problem: Now that I have rights, I need help on how to apply them properly for the good of all.  Whom is trustworthy to surrender my rights to?  Not me!  No mere human has ever started a method of Government that has not drifted off the path of Human Rights to infringement of the rights for control.

Religion fails at the human rights defense too.  There are so many rules to follow in religion, who can follow all of them?  When you fail, we are doomed to hell.  We can believe if we repeat life, with all the wrong baggage following us, then as we improve, make better decisions this time, our state improves we hope, then we repeat again moving to a higher enlightenment. Or we are living in a fake unreal universe “Matrix style” that we have no afterlife, If you follow this way the right way you may make it to enlightened life but, do not make a mistake or you will miss the light.

There are many more variations on religion too.  There are so many rules of many different religions and so little hope unless you deaden yourself to no connection to people or things.  All of these methods are the trappings of religion especially the ones called Christian with their many added man made rules.

There is an E PLURIBUS UNUM (Of many, ONE) Religion out there!  No, it is not the most popular fad in “religiondom” on earth; However, upon completion of the promise given humanity through a promise to Abraham long ago, it was first called the Way.  Even the younger brother of this man/God worshiped and believed who his older brother is.  A worldly leader even washed his hands of the unjust judgment against this leader of souls.

What is this religion?  Well let me tell you a bit more on the New Belief system before this One religion is revealed, however not to be a spoiler, it is a non-religion not a religion at all.  Now, WHAT IS A NON Religion???  A non-religion is much what it sounds like a way of belief without a lot of impossible rules to follow know and remember to apply rules.

The Roman Empire identified the new belief system, I will try not to call it a religion anymore since it is a non-religion, as a form of atheism.  Yes, atheism is a religion it has rules to follow or you are not an atheist!  Therefore, atheism still does not identify the essence of this new belief system.  The logic behind calling it atheism was and is sound, as I understand it.

The Roman soldiers would ask the new belief system followers questions like: Where do you have to go to worship your God?  The answer would be we do not have to go anywhere we can do it right here.  The next question would go something like this: Where are your temples for worship?  The answer: We do not have any.  To what city do you have to travel to worship?  We do not have a city to one city to pilgrimage to.  Well!  Where is your God’s sanctuary?  Our God does not live in a sanctuary built by hands!  How about your priests, where they?  We have no priests.  Oh, your sacrifices, where do you do your sacrifices?  We have no need of sacrifice to our God.  What does your God look like?  Our God is invisible!

The Roman conclusion after the series of questions, you serve in invisible God, you have no buildings to worship in and no priests.  You have no system of sacrifice.  You do not even have a city that is symbolic of your religion.  Therefore you must be an atheist and you have nothing! Therefore, I find the reasoning behind calling these new belief system followers’ atheists.  This is a logical conclusion to this information given.  How would you identify this new belief system?

Believers and other people who knew the believers were commonly called followers of the way.  Later the followers of the way now known as Christians.  This is because the Christ adopted anyone who will believe in to His family.  This adoption gives us complete adoption as offspring of God the same as Jesus Christ.  The adoption then changed our names to Christ ones AKA Christians.

When the adoption happens in Christianity not only includes full and irrevocable membership in the family of God but also the righteousness of Jesus is added to each family member.  What does all this adoption cost us?  The cost is completely bore by Jesus on the cross and in his resurrection back to life therefore, this adoption cost us nothing.  It cost God and incredible amount that I still find unfathomable to describe and completely understand.  Nevertheless, the triune creator God did not hesitate to pay this price to adopt you into his family.

I now clearly identify the E PLURIBUS UNUM (Of many, ONE) Religion the true non-religion as Christianity.  Christianity is the only major belief system I have read about in which the God who created the belief system also fulfilled the belief system laws and with no work from accepting believers.  God freely gives access and full membership because the God who made the rules of the belief system came and paid the full price for membership at his own cost for each of his adopted children.

What does this mean?  What it means is there is no work or activity that can be done to earn this adoption (no RELIGION).  This adoption is a gift.  As with any gift, you must accept the gift and open it, which is not a work.  The opening of the gift is entering into relationship with God.  Opening this relationship with an invisible God is the start, Belief in God also is built on something invisible called faith.

Yes, this offer is too good to be true.  Yet it is the only safe course of action in the entire universe to take.  The God of Christianity has proven over the course of humanity’s time that he keeps his promise.  Even with insurmountable odds against him, he keeps his promise.  God keeps his promise even when it hurts Him to the core; God still keeps his promise to you and me to all.

The gift of relationship with the eternal creator God is available continually as long as we draw breath and are able to call out to God. God, put this truth inside clay vessels and will honor your decision about His gift into all eternity, accept or rejection.  God will keep his promise and honor your decision. Because of God’s proven unfailing rigger in keeping promises with humankind, I post the thought of surrendering my human rights to God for his safekeeping.

God knows when to apply a human right, and when to sacrifice rights for the good of humankind. God did give up his rights on the cross and in resurrection from death.  God loves believers and unbelievers and is not prejudiced in his application of  love and truth to humanity.  As I learn to love my fellow human beings, I find both joy and pain.  I find success and failure in interaction with people of all kinds.  When I am wise and do not grip my rights in a situation, usually there is a peace that comes that I do not understand where comes from but it is wonderful.

In conclusion, yes I do have rights.  I also have a place that is safe to keep my rights in God.  Because I have given my rights to God, he helps me direct my rights and use them in a way that is good for all.  At least when I am listening to God and his direction in the use of my rights!  The rights dilemma is only a dilemma if you do not include and trust the God of creation with those rights.  Just as a democracy does not operate effectively outside direction from the triune God because God is the invisible unifier and truly the original World Wide Web of connection and peace.

The further we fall away from God the more war, sickness, and worldly troubles will happen.  The closer we are to God the more peace, kindness, and love will be present and rule the time of humankind.  If you do not believe me, take a good hard look at history in its pure honesty not reconstructed to a point of view that excludes God.

The dark ages were dark because man was separated from God by human rules and humanities quest to be independent of God.  The fall of the Roman Empire was not because people were becoming godlier but because they became more perverse and further away from God.  You may have to dig to find the religious conditions of the times that parallel good and times and bad times in human history because it is so covered and obscured by people who hate God and are writing the history from a skewed point.

PS

Sorry this one is so long.  I really wanted it to be short but it kept growing and growing and growing.  Please feel free to make any comments in question unclear points that I have.  Thank you for reading. Maybe a helpful edit,,,, no! not a blank page either! LOL

Respectfully submitted,

Denny

Three Line Tales, Week 82

Desire
Look at me now, dry bones and air, organic but lifeless.
Once I stood tall and had a silver tongue with sly words.
I over stepped with pride. Do you like the death I introduced to you?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 82 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 82: a very long skeleton photo by Samuel Zeller via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Three Line Tales, Week 80

I am the mini van grand father, I was built before my time and not widely appreciated, I was just a little before my time.

Even though many successful mini van copies of me were made by many companies none have the class I command.

Take a good long look at my personality, shiny, restored, loved, sot after, who in the mini van family can compare?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 80 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 80: a blue old school VW camper van photo by Annie Theby via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Three Line Tales, Week 79

Road Trip

We were on the big road when an urge to take a drive though the city suddenly dawned.

We took the exit, GPS yelled at us RECALCULATING! we passed the stadium as we drove on.

The stadium lights were impressive as we took them in, all the people, the game, the fun, and the traffic, TRAFFIC! Yikes, we are gone!

Only 100 Words

Have a look at that – a TLT prompt that goes up on time… So, welcome to Week 79 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 79: outside of the MCG; the g photo by Arnaud Mesureur via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Three Line Tales, Week 78

Understanding

WOW God! This is how I feel when I try to figure you out so I know what to do in a decision.

Where is the sound mind/peace in this mess? How can I get it right if I can not understand You?

Dear child you are learning faith. Just be unburdened and walk with me, as I walk with you eternally.

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 78 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 78: someone walks down the stairs at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC photo by Mahdis Mousavi via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Three Line Tales, Week 77

Beauty

Natures color of beauty in full brightness glow in wonder for all.

How did you know how to make beauty such as this for all to see?

This happens when you follow God’s design and walking with Him

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 77 of Three Line Tales. Apologies for the prompt posting late – I promise I will get the hang of scheduling one of these days…

three line tales week 77: a pink jellyfish photo by Pan Da Chuan via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Three Line Tales, Week 76

Free!

I found forgiveness today! It was there all along, I could not see it.

I have never felt so lite on my feet, nor such joy in my heart, how free.

Thank you Jesus for your gift, I dance, celebrate, all praise to Jesus!

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 76 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 76: a woman dancing on a tennis court photo by Sam Burriss via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Life Is Like Riding A Bicycle

Gals out for a ride take a moment to take in the ocean view.

The view proved breath taking, so a Boardwalk water was obtained.

To leave such beauty is the real ?, Linger in the joy or look for more?

Following Him Beside Still Waters

It’s week 75 of Three Line Tales and here is the photo and my response. If you’d like to join in, just click the link! 😉

photo by Meghan Yabsley on Unsplash

Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like a riding bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

In addition to his wisdom, life is like a bike in that you can only peddle forward – if you look back for too long, you’ll crash into the future.

Therefore I suggest, as we move forward, we cherish the past, but take in the scenery as we ride onward.

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MY RIGHTS!

That is right!  My and I repeat my rights!  Let me see, what do I have to base my rights on?  Well, I have the constitution of the United States with the Bill of Rights.  While the Constitution and The Bill of Rights does not exactly cover every right that I am thinking of here.

My right to health, my right to do whatever I want to, live where I want, spend/save, work, no work, what I want, now that is what I am talking about, my rights!  Where do they all come from?  Are they like all the lonely people where do they all come from?

Think about your rights.  Do I have the right to respect?  Do I have a right to have a job?  Do I have a right to good health?  Do I have a right to live in the upper middle class or better?  Do I have a right to despicably abuse people?  Do you have a right to talk behind the back of others?  Do I have a right to gossip?  How about a right to love and be loved?

Maybe I should refer to them as civil society rights.  These rights defined by dictionary.com as a moral, ethical, or legal principle considered as an underlying cause of truth, justice, morality, or ethics.  Great definition in all respects dictionary.com.  Just have a few questions I would like ask to clarify before I adopt this idea.

Number one question is who establishes the truth in rights?  Next, who establishes justice?  What is the standard for morality?  What is ethical behavior?  In addition, what is foundational underlying all these principles to hold them up?  And what is morality today then tomorrow?  What is legal today?  I’ll ask one more question.  When all are answered “Says who! “

What exactly do we mean by rights?  Do my rights end the where another person’s rights begin?  A teacher presented this idea when I was in second grade.  At the time, it sounded impressive.  Then it became very subjective and hard to define as I tried to live and discern rights, where they ended and began for each situation.  I found it to be an impossible task.

This idea imprisoned me and freed other people to do as they please.  This way of living is not what I signed up for, groan.  But, no worries, right!  STUFF happens!  The philosophy of Government stated in the United States Constitution requires the majority of its people to be responsible individual people.  As we are finding, our government does not work well any other way.

Whether you have ever been in court or not, we are dependent on lawyers and judges to determine right and wrong.  The legislature legislates, the courts interpret, helping the legislature fill in discrepancies or make changes in the law completely, relegating the law.(divisive?)  The president, well, watches all this events unfold before their office and vetoes some documents and signs other documents into law.

Nevertheless, do these principles cover our basic rights?  If I move into science and evolution, for foundation for rights,  I find a very unsatisfying law of survival of the fittest.  If I am fit I kill you as needed for me and mine to survive, if you are more fit than I am, you kill me, then you and your clan survive.

This is one- method to decrease the surplus population and follow the law of evolution.  No backlash it is natural no worries.  Harsh, but it does follow the law of evolution.

Now, if your reaction was negative toward this thinking of evolutionary law which science has defined for us, what are you appealing your objection to?  Is it natural as the law of nature and instinct?  Nature is a fast food advertisement: Have it your way! Until of course, someone kills/eats you! I hope they kill you first before eating!

There is no other law nature offers no mercy, if you are strong/smart you exert your authority over whomever you desire.  Sometimes we call them dictatorships, emperors, cults, and many other names, in each of these governments’ people give up freedom to be part of the government.

There is not much hope in what I see in these governments.  They tend to lead to rebellions.  The wars sometimes replace tyrants with more evil tyrants.  There is no justice!  Is there another way?

I am not impressed with the answers I get from nature and science.  Is there a hope?  Is there another way?  We have become so civilized in our daily living that we have forgotten how violent the world really is.

How did we become so civil?  We have really forgotten to what we owe the ideas of benevolence, kindness, self-sacrifice, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Where do you find ideas like this in nature or science?  The empirical data for these ideas are not there.

I propose we are looking for something supernatural and outside of nature.  Nature is harsh, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, cold, heat, fire, sickness, and survival of the fittest.  Where is your mind going when it goes to the supernatural?  The supernatural life experience Hollywood/PBS portrays on different documentaries does not seem to be an absolute good.

To whom can we take our case to for our own personal rights?  Where do I go to obtain my rights as a citizen of the planet Earth?  Is there such a place?  There has only been one source for the ideas of a just a government found only in one place.

In a letter sent by the creator of the universe to men and women so that they could know, what God has to say about government.  I chose Isaiah as one excerpt from this love letter which indicates the direction and scope of government and who is responsible for it.

Isaiah 9:6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.

The government will rest on his shoulders.  And he will be called:

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 His government and its peace will never end.

He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.

The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

Amazing, Amen and Amen!

Does this government sound like someone who deeply understands justice?  Would you feel comfortable trying your case for rights in front of this judge?  Whatever you believe in right now takes faith.  Dig deeply into what you believe what is it founded on?  It is kind of like a paper dollar note, which is worthless but someone says is worth something so we spend it as legal tender.

No belief system can withstand the quest for absolute proof; Faith is always an element that finalizes your foundation in what you decide to believe.  Dig deep and test it for yourself.  If you do not allow self-evident ideas to exist there is no absolute proof for any belief system especially Christianity.

In God’s word it says without faith, it is impossible to please God, a self-evident truth.  Therefore, there is no absolute proof there is God because it would set us up for failure to please God.

We are designed predisposed to live in faith because we are image bearers of God.  We understand we are not with God and things are not right.  The real world is on its way, your beliefs that you choose yourself will be bound in heaven unbreakable by even God because he has given you that choice and will not take it away.

If you want to be free unbind yourself from nature, science, and instinct, bind yourself to God who says he has built a mansion for you to live in with Him.  Science has never made that offer.

In fact, I almost get the feeling that God says, come up to heaven all you lightweight partyers, now I will teach you how to party.  I will give you bodies that are going to be able to withstand partying, as you have never dreamed of before.  There will not be a time of wondering when it is going to end or when someone is going to say something wrong to offend, there will be absolute love in this party and no wallflowers!

Everybody will be the life of the party!  Yes, even the drab Christians that we have experienced in life will be vibrant and the life of the party.  Think about it!  I cordially invite you to see this wonderful site with me by calling on Jesus’s name as I have.

If you think, I am wrong that is okay!  However, could you please explain to me why Jesus made the 160 gallons of a very fine wine to celebrate a small wedding in a local town near the end of the celebration?  This miracle is the first and a sign of who God is.  Do we just die and end as nature says?

Do we go to a party that is never-ending for all eternity, a celebration that is totally worthy of all joy and fun and fellowship?  Which sounds more plausible to you? Is there not something more wonderful in you than a thought or a heartbeat?

Are you really that stuck on yourself that we cannot be remade better?  I welcome you to do the adventure of believing in God.  Talk to him on your own and then look for someone or some group to fellowship with in his name.  Not all assemblies really believe and follow him but look deeply into the word of God the 66 books of the Bible for your guide.  Test and compare, the truth is out there!

Good Bible translations would be the new King James, the NIV, the new American Standard, the new Living Translation, and if we want to get crazy and be driven nuts try the amplified Bible and others.  Read more than one let the Spirit guide you to truth.

Do not delay, we are only gifted one lifetime to figure out whether there is a God or not.  There is a God, and you know it deep inside just look and listen as you get quiet it will come out.  If you are an especially downtime there will be a voice of good reason in kindness calling you, humble yourself and follow it.

With rights, I think,

Denny

Three Line Tales, Week 73

My 3 lines…

The Deliberation?

As I stare into the field I I crave to play world football. Yet the

God of light who saved my soul calls me to his field, laborers are few.

How shall I respond, to which field shall I go? To glory or for glory?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 73 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales 73 midsummer photo by Christian Widell via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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