A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters (1): anger, bravery, consider and excellence (Revised August 8, 2020)

I wrote this first of a series based on notes from study of God's words on 03/16/2013. I took words from the Bible in the sequence of words starting with A, B, C and so on. “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” background explained (3/17/2013): Why does the spiritual mindman start this new journey to … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters (1): anger, bravery, consider and excellence (Revised August 8, 2020)

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 46: how to define love? (2017 Revised)

The spirit-mind man realizes he does not know many things about love and God. Love ties with pain. Here is a word that God uses to describe Himself. Love. What is love? Let us read about love again. This is what he attempted in this blog before: (with 2017 up to date mind man's deliberations … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 46: how to define love? (2017 Revised)

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 45: Promises (and Shield)

Today's words are PROMISES (and SHIELD). The wise poets in ancient days declared: About God: He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. (Psalm 91:4) To God: You are my refuge and my shield, and your promises are my only source of hope. (Psalm 119:114) I … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 45: Promises (and Shield)

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 44: the power of Grace

Today we again read the letter G from the Book. GRACE is today's word. The spirit-mind man used to think of grace as a weak word and avoided it until one day when he was struck (metaphorically) by it and was caught up into a realm he had never encountered before, like being suck up … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 44: the power of Grace

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 43: the victorious Giving

Windows of giving. Today we open the Book to the word GIVE. This could mean life and death. Without someone giving the right provision at the right time to another person selflessly, the would-be recipient may have perished. For example, giving of direction to the right road, giving of the right type and quantity of … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 43: the victorious Giving

more words to reflect on: identity

i found this at random from the internet. i marvel at the use of words like identity, name, seed and step. The definition is coined for programmer and it reflects a meaning deeper than its intention! Quote:"Definition (Identity Columns in TSQL*) An identity column has a name, initial seed and step. When a row is … Continue reading more words to reflect on: identity

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 42: “Call for Daniel”

DANIEL: God is my judge, or judge of God. He was a Jewish prince, probably born in Jerusalem about B.C. 623, and was taken to Babylon as a young captive for training in the court of Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel was distinguished for his proficiency in the "wisdom" of his day, and was brought out into public … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 42: “Call for Daniel”

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 41: start afresh in A, B, C

I rested for one year. The last blog in this series was aptly named: "MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES". Today I start afresh and dive into my ocean of God's words. Be refreshed and spurred to ponder more as you dip into the ocean of God's treasure chest. ADAM's famous quote: Genesis 3:12 Expanded Bible … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 41: start afresh in A, B, C

sound mind quotes 1: power in me

“In me is working a power stronger than every other power. The life that is in me is a thousand times bigger than I am outside.” ― Smith Wigglesworth “The Bible is the Word of God: supernatural in origin, eternal in duration, inexpressible in valor, infinite in scope, regenerative in power, infallible in authority, universal … Continue reading sound mind quotes 1: power in me

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 40: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

More words for hard times coping, or rather, overcoming, which is a better and stronger action word, with victory in sight. Hard times draw out the best in human, the tough ones who go on and become tougher still. The weak ones too must rise to their best and become tough and free from their … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 40: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 39: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

Hard times are the number one concern to every individual, not to mention those with a family to feed. Hard times means a lack. Lack of sufficient resources. Lack of the usual stuff that we consider constituting physical, mental and emotional security and well being. Increasingly we hear of news of certain economic phenomena that … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 39: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 38: more words for hard times

This traveler continues this journey on spiritual rough waters with a positive word. Not smooth but it's worth it. F= FIRST 'First' is a word commonly associated with performance superiority. Where an individual considers a thing of positive value to him, he wants to be first, to gain an advantageous position, and it means acting … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 38: more words for hard times

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 37: words for hard times

I decided to resume writing this unusual word dictionary for spiritual navigators. Today we look at some positive words to be used in hard times. Unlike many may think, these are not cliches. They are for the believers. Let's ride this rough waters together! (Note: in summary, the following words are all neutral words which … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 37: words for hard times

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 36: haiku and poetry

Today we sail and navigate through the word 'poetry' (a collection of poems). Here are some definitions by various conventional dictionaries on the word 'poem': At one end of the spectrum a 'poem' is defined as a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their sound and the images they suggest, not … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 36: haiku and poetry

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 35: the paradox of “picture’

The word 'picture' for a photograph is another word of paradox. When we first see it we would imagine a copy representing a real thing. Yet when we compare the physical with the image, we realize that the copy is not a copy. How can that be? A 'photographic picture' may give the connotation of … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 35: the paradox of “picture’

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 34: ‘assure’ with authority

tell someone something positively or confidently to dispel any doubts they may have. make (something) certain to happen. If you assure someone of something, you need to be in the position (power) to make it happen. The word is often used with confident authority. without authority over the matter you cannot possibly assure others it … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 34: ‘assure’ with authority

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 33: ‘conform or transform’

Conform takes human effort. The paradox of 'conform': Over recent history, the word 'conform' has been associated with ‘prohibitive’ words like, ‘bondage’, ‘oppressive’, ‘totalitarian’, ‘subservient’, and has become a unwelcomed negative behavioral word among the proclaimed 'individualistic' young people. Yet unknowingly, while rebelling against their parents' or grandparents’ moral values, they practice conformation among their … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 33: ‘conform or transform’

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 32: the pattern of ‘pattern’

When a word comes in the spirit, it comes with impact. Like this word, 'pattern'. For a layman it may seem an ordinary word. For a professional it is not. If someone says, I don't have a pattern, I just do free flow, the really creative artist will laugh. An artist is known by his … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 32: the pattern of ‘pattern’

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 31: the paradox of ‘hear’

Human tends to assume that when a physical thing is present the functionality applies.  Experience proves this wrong.  English words are useful in hinting such caution.  Today we look at an ordinary word, 'hear'. Assumption: those who have ear can hear.  But the fact is not so.  Some have physical external ear but not the … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 31: the paradox of ‘hear’

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 30: the paradox of ‘nowhere’

This spiritual journey is all about words. The word 'nowhere' is not really what it looks at first sight.By itself it means no specific meaning. What gives meaning is your attitude. When you look at it you see what you mean in your own heart. When you speak it the way you see it, It … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 30: the paradox of ‘nowhere’

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 29: the meaning of “meaning”

Today we come to one word, "mean", and learn to appreciate its depth and width. when we say "I mean" we are telling others to understand what we mean. The word 'mean' has no value of its own. The person who uses it can intend one of the following: he really means what he says; or … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 29: the meaning of “meaning”

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 28: ‘thought’ is an action word

The word 'thought' is often mistaken as a passive noun. It merely disguises itself like an innocent docile pet and waits for opportunity to be unleashed. Many have been snared by so called innocent thoughts. However, thought cannot operate on its own. Another word must join to it before it becomes functional. Here is a … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 28: ‘thought’ is an action word

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 27 – power of “praise”

Recently this traveler discovered the power of another word, "PRAISE". This is a word not generally taken seriously. It is often misused and even abused when the user does not mean what he says or say what he means. In spiritual reality it is one of the most powerful words. It is not just for … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 27 – power of “praise”

the best mind filter

The word ' I ' is an interesting word. In the mind it means a variety of identities. Fiction and non-fiction. Often a man missreads his own mind, and assumes that his imagined person is really who he is. The human mind  is imperfect. It cannot filter out lies and deceptions automatically like a proofreader. … Continue reading the best mind filter

– power of “confess”

Today we come to the powerful positive word: "confess". Take note that this is a verb and not a noun. The word has often been associated with fear. No one wants to make public his or her deepest secret. The word "confess" intrudes. However, today we look at the positive side of this word which … Continue reading – power of “confess”

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 25 – the power of words

Here we are, at the cross road of life. We each know the place from which we have come. We do not know where we are going. We each must choose now. Indeed, the more we read the words of God, the more we realize how little we know God. How can we ever know … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 25 – the power of words

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 24 – meaning of “return”

The word is "return". It does not mean what you think it will mean. Why? When we use this word, we tend to mean we are going back to where we had been. In a physical journey it means going back to where we have first embarked or the port from which we first set … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 24 – meaning of “return”

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 23 – don’t worry

Today's word is "worry". This word is tied to a lot of negative words and consequences both physical and mental (and emotional). Whether it is spiritual or physical the word worry is not what anyone would like to be with. Why do people still worry? Let us look at the other words that accompany this word and … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 23 – don’t worry

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 22 –word logic

It is not strictly appropriate to use the word logic to explain spiritual words  But we use it for just this one Due to keyboard malfunctioning a lot of substitute words are used here in lieu of the original better words You find out the alphabets not used The enter function and a lot of  typing keys are … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 22 –word logic

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 21 –spirit and mind

In God's dictionary, the words spirit and mind are not friends. They can be enemies instead. For example: God looks at the mind and the thoughts of the mind to evaluate a man's worth. In Genesis, there is a record of what God thinks. God is Spirit. He views things from a spiritual viewpoint. 6:3 Then … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 21 –spirit and mind

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 20 – sound and mind

Sound and mind are two separate words, each having its own unique meaning. But sound does influence our thoughts. However, interestingly in English the two together "sound mind" means your mind is functional in the natural human society. The word sound takes on another meaning: rational; able to make reasonably acceptable decision; functional. All are relative … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 20 – sound and mind

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 19 – the paradox: to think or not to think?

This blog was started because this blogger has always wanted to understand the mind or thoughts. The word "mind" has a lot of meanings. In practice, one can never exhaust the list. Why? Can you ever stop your mind from thinking of stuff? variety of stuff? All sorts of imaginations? Real and unreal? Good or … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 19 – the paradox: to think or not to think?

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 18 – the twins: lost and found

Reading Bible words is like looking for treasure. Treasure is interesting because one has to find it. The key word is "find". One tends to take for granted things that are easily accessible and are visible to all. But when the equally rare and precious thing is not easily visible and often is hidden in … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 18 – the twins: lost and found

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 16 – blessings and curses choices

I am led to read ancient history and ponder further on the meanings of names and the destiny of a man changes with the choices he makes. The choices one makes in the physical realm impact the spiritual and open spiritual doors to life and death. Blessings turn to curses. Honor turns to shame. But God … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 16 – blessings and curses choices

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 14 – meaning of Aaron

I have waited a long time to add this chapter. I am led to read and record down the meanings of names from the Bible. I will focus on recording down fresh original concepts as they come to me spiritually. I realize that this is an entirely new navigation, but I look forward to more … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 14 – meaning of Aaron

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 13: uneXpectedly; daY; amaZed.

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 13: uneXpectedly; daY; amaZed. The word that stands for “X” today is “UNEXPECTEDLY”. “UNEXPECTEDLY”: this is a word which many Christians would want to avoid or at least delay as long as possible. But the word of Jesus is clear: “But take heed to yourselves; lest … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 13: uneXpectedly; daY; amaZed.

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter twelve: the word today is ‘Now’

The word today is 'Now' When the spiritual mindman looks through his list of spiritual words, he has found these four alphabets missing: N, X, Y, Z. Today he is determined to navigate through the first word “N” of these uncharted territories as led by the Lord's Spirit. _____________________ NOW: This is the Spirit's immediate … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter twelve: the word today is ‘Now’

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter eleven -faith and hope

Love and faith go hand in hand. Without faith one cannot appropriate the love of God. Faith: Like love, God initiated this word in us so that we may receive His good gifts. Faith is spiritual, concerning the unseen (in contrast to physical or anything that can be detected by the senses) realm and counting … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter eleven -faith and hope

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter ten -how to define love?

Today we read the most difficult word in the whole Bible, 'Love'. Love: This is not a shallow, superficial common word as the mindman had thought in his reckless days. There is richness, depth, breadth, width, height here. But, how to define love? This is the toughest question and many have failed through out human … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter ten -how to define love?

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter nine – word power!

The word of God is powerful. “But only speak a word and my servant will be healed.” The Roman centurion spoke to Jesus in such great faith that Jesus marveled, “I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” (Matthew 8:5-13) What did the centurion do that made him one cut above the … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter nine – word power!

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 8 -words flow like a river

The flow of words is like a river. Sometimes the surface is calm and still. But the current below continues. The mind tends to think words and meanings out of past knowledge and established wisdom. The mindman does not want to put those into writings as it would be a mere copy of something from … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 8 -words flow like a river

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter 7 -majestic, beautiful, awesome!

The word of God is light. The Lord Jesus is light. God is light. When the word of God is read with faith and in the Spirit, it gives light. God is light and in whom there is no darkness. All dark things (including illness, physical and mental) must flee. Let God arise in us, … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter 7 -majestic, beautiful, awesome!

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 6 atonement

The search for God's words and meanings continues. And the gems that come forth are real treasure. Atonement: this word means making amends. In the Old Testament, it meant covering of sin (uncleanness), sins transferred to a scapegoat.) But in spiritual reality, it cannot be done by humans or animals for good. No matter how … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 6 atonement

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter 5 voice

Again, words kept coming out and all are important. The only way to choose for this miniature dictionary is to take whatever that come first and meditate on them Here are words that came forth at this time. Voice: This can be very important or it can be of no significance. The source of the voice makes … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter 5 voice

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 4 (heavy but true)

The words of the Bible show us Who God is and how we may know Him and follow His will. Jesus said very clearly that only those who do God’s will will enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus told us that His words are life and spirit. The flesh profits nothing. John 6:63 (ESV)It is the … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 4 (heavy but true)

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 3 Lord

It is difficult for the spiritual mindman to choose which words to include in this spiritual journey through God's words. Every word becomes alive and says, choose Me. Indeed the Word of God is Jesus. He became man and came to this earth once. He will come again soon. We are living in daily expectation to see … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 3 Lord

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” background explained

Why does the spiritual mindman start this new journey to read God's words? Because he has navigated the uncharted waters previously and known how tough it is to sail without a pilot or a navigation guide. So in this dictionary he records everything he perceives in his spirit to share with his spiritual novice friends and brethren. … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” background explained

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 2 more gems – freedom

The mindman cannot keep still. The words of God burn. The words keep coming like an avalanche, with little time or space (in the mind) for any other thought. He has been praying for the 'mind of Christ' taking over his mind completely recently, more intensely. Here are some of the answers. (1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who has understood … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 2 more gems – freedom

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters1 : anger, bravery, consider and many more

There is a new dictionary which is not exactly new. It has been hidden to many who do not venture into the spiritual realm. The mindman has discovered this new way of reading words, really important words, the words of God. So he begins his real journey on the rough uncharted waters. Here are some … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters1 : anger, bravery, consider and many more