“Stop letting other people take the fall for your dumb choices and decisions, but rather enthusiastically accept your frailty and ask God to really help you to listen and learn from Him.” ~ Jon Barnes
“Don’t Eternalize everything that you internalize.”~TB
I’m a selfish thinker in that I see the world according to Taryn and not according to how the world sees me. At 7, I took a wrench from my dad’s toolbox, took off the training wheels and spent the day falling until I could ride a two-wheeler. At 20, I applied for a tech job at my university, paid my brother to take the knowledge test, got the job, and was promoted within a year. My world is full of doing things I ‘can’t’ do only to excel at them by putting in some effort. I’m not some miracle person, I’m just crazy enough to believe that God made me awesome. Thing is, He made you awesome too. I’ve found that a lot of people believe the nonsense that others tell them, which is heartbreaking because God has created limitless potential in ALL of us. Seriously, we all can do extraordinary things if we believe we can. The problem is, in a world/society that wants to categorize and control our narratives, you must rise above the pressure to conform to manmade standards and answer the call that God has on your life.
How do you see yourself? What do you believe about your worth or capabilities? Chances our, the negative thoughts or limiting behaviors can be traced back to some knucklehead telling you what you could or couldn’t do. Unfortunately, humans have this nasty habit of projecting insecurities onto other people, who may internalize bad assessments of their worth. If you don’t reject those wrong assessments, you can internalize them, chipping away at the truth of who you actually are. Look at the stories in the Bible; the Abrahams, the Davids, the Jacobs, The Ruths, The Amos, and the like, you will find supposed unqualified or ‘worthless’ folks who went on to do amazing things. Those people went against the grain and did what God put on their hearts. This means to me that you and I can do extraordinary things should we choose. So, the next time you think you can’t or someone has told you it’s not possible, don’t listen. Ask God to show you ‘how’ and persevere until you achieve it. Only God can see what you’re truly capable of, so don’t internally eternalize a broken man made system.
Who’s right about you; God or man?
Enjoy the reading
“Sometimes you need to rest from all of your hard work so that your mind, body, heart, spirit, and soul can enjoy the fruits of your labor.” ~ Jon Barnes
For the choir director: A psalm of David.
He shouts with joy because you give him victory.
2 For you have given him his heart’s desire;
you have withheld nothing he requested. Interlude
You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.
4 He asked you to preserve his life,
and you granted his request.
The days of his life stretch on forever.
5 Your victory brings him great honor,
and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.
6 You have endowed him with eternal blessings
and given him the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord.
The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.
Your strong right hand will seize all who hate you.
9 You will throw them in a flaming furnace
when you appear.
The Lord will consume them in his anger;
fire will devour them.
10 You will wipe their children from the face of the earth;
they will never have descendants.
11 Although they plot against you,
their evil schemes will never succeed.
12 For they will turn and run
when they see your arrows aimed at them.
13 Rise up, O Lord, in all your power.
With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
“As we all have been given the gift of life, soon it will be taken away, so there is no need to regret, neglect, or forget the love God has given each second to all of us.” ~ Jon Barnes
Enemies Oppose the Rebuilding
Later Opposition under Xerxes and Artaxerxes
The Rebuilding Resumes
“It is never easy to hear about death, murder, overdose, abuse, ignorance, mayhem and evil that befalls many people.” Jon Barnes
2 Kings 25
The Temple Destroyed
Gedaliah Governs in Judah
Hope for Israel’s Royal Line
“It is in the cells of your mind that your heart is teased, tempted, and tested to show God if you are a worthy, qualified, good laborer of Love for the King of Kings, Lord of Lords!’ ~ Jon Barnes
The war is at your front door, whether you like it or not and you must fight the good fight of faith, love, and good work that follows your daily actions to choose the better way for yourself. Being a leader does not allow the weakness of others to make you weak. Your weakness and meekness in God make the Kingdom Stronger because of your faith and obedience, not your intelligence or ideas! Your death to sin is the power you have, which is given back to God from the blood of Jesus, your repentance, and obedience to God’s ways and lifestyle.
Offerings for the Tabernacle
4 blue, purple, and scarlet thread;
fine linen and goat hair for cloth;
5 tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather;
6 olive oil for the lamps;
spices for the anointing oil and the fragrant incense;
7 onyx stones, and other gemstones to be set in the ephod and the priest’s chest piece.
Plans for the Ark of the Covenant
Plans for the Table
Plans for the Lamp stand
” Mist Communication is Missed Communication from Miscommunication by Mr. & Mrs. Communication, which occurs when you believe and think one thing, but do or say something else out of character.” ~ Jon Barnes
1 John 4
On Denying the Incarnation
God’s Love and Ours
“Many times we put stumbling blocks in front of ourselves, cutting off communication, thinking up lies, not listening, and imagining things that don’t exist, being dishonest with God.” ~ Jon Barnes
Warning Against Falling Away
The Certainty of God’s Promise
“Your mind has been hijacked, and you are now told how to think, how to color your face, body, hair what to lift, tuck, love, add, or subtract; when to laugh, or cry, where to sit– immobile on the job or at home, and why you cannot change from today’s modern enslaved thinking; Your natural face has been erased!” ~ Jon Barnes
The computer age has exploded atomic bombs in all of our minds and we now lay in waste, refusing God’s Help. Modern Thinking says, we are in control and I can be and buy what I need. Choose to imitate the living God of Creation and Creativity, not just man-made dead technology pretending to be godlike, to clone modern people.
1 Thessalonians 1
Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith