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

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 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

Flowers are not in chaos

Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. (1 Corinthians 14:26) The flowers are Not … Continue reading Flowers are not in chaos

On a day when her light returns: a haiku

As she Shines One day he passes shinning water full of life transformed in the light Genesis 1:3-5 The Message (MSG) God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning— Day … Continue reading On a day when her light returns: a haiku

coming home to sound of birds: a haiku (and a prose)

Morning sounds are sweet chirping twittering chatting birds and human meet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 [Full Chapter] It is good to praise the Lord     and make music to your name, O Most High, 2 proclaiming your … Continue reading coming home to sound of birds: a haiku (and a prose)

Half hearted adieu: a haiku

Autumn left her heart such fine masterpiece of art half done half adieu ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fall is a beautiful mellow and tender season like my favorite watercolor art. This year's fall tried to linger but could not bear the early arrival of the cold. It was ironical that I liked the leaves to turn into richer … Continue reading Half hearted adieu: a haiku

Quotes from a man of faith and words

Kenneth E. Hagin quotes “Do not have any anxiety about anything.” ― Kenneth E. Hagin, Casting Your Care Upon The Lord “Jesus paid for salvation for every man, woman, boy, and girl who would ever live on this earth. But people must believe on Jesus and receive Him as their own Savior before salvation can … Continue reading Quotes from a man of faith and words

the eyes of your heart: a haiku

behind a cool glass flying horse passed by in haste tree friends waved in silence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When he is just riding in a car, minding his own business, things are happening in another realm right before his eyes. The trees bend and wave. The cloud moves into position. A clear sign appears in the clear blue … Continue reading the eyes of your heart: a haiku

And that is what happened: a haiku

fascinated awed glimpses of another realm daily marching pass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:15 You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. Job 22:28 From Mount Zion, the perfection of … Continue reading And that is what happened: a haiku

a closer look at the heart in the rock: a haiku

(a closer look at the heart in the rock) his heart is too small she nonchalantly flew pass becoming a dot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Before I had finished praying in my heart, I saw Rebekah coming out with her water jug on her shoulder. … Continue reading a closer look at the heart in the rock: a haiku

a branch at land’s end: a haiku

awed by majestic vast water and sky beyond he became a branch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ A Promise of Restoration ] But in that day, the branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of all who survive in Israel. (Isaiah 4:2 )

spiritual traveler’s confession: walking free

This traveler decided to live with one of the poorest people groups for awhile. One finding is there is relevance in the following words of wisdom today which is the 30th of June. The verse are taken from Proverbs 30:5-9 in two translations. There is a heavenly allotment of this world's goods for each of … Continue reading spiritual traveler’s confession: walking free

“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

Christian Philosophy? Pure Philosophy?

Has anyone heard of Christians having philosophy? what is Christian Philosophy? Is it the same as psychology? Or Greek philosophy? Chinese philosophy? Western philosophy? Eastern philosophy? Here is a good teaching. I quote in full an article from Andrew Wommack. Every person views their life through a filter. For example, optimists see opportunity in every … Continue reading Christian Philosophy? Pure Philosophy?

light and fresh promises

every new day starts with light and fresh promises to feed yearning hearts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Seeing the Invisible ] Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 [Full Chapter]) Psalm 96:2 Sing to the Lord, bless His … Continue reading light and fresh promises

all our busy rushing ends in nothing

not in a desert he saw camels marching by at a casual glance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More secrets unfold as one looks higher and further. Sometimes we need to linger for awhile and not be in a hurry to go away. Ironically, the speed of communication activities enhanced by modern digital gadgets has slowed down man's organic … Continue reading all our busy rushing ends in nothing

shelter has his place

greening at our pace shielding and nurturing space shelter has his place ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Psalm 91:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV) Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God 91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is … Continue reading shelter has his place

dayspring colors our best youth

dawn is beautiful dayspring colors our best youth joyous and faithful ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Samuel 23:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT) 3 The God of Israel spoke.     The Rock of Israel said to me: ‘The one who rules righteously,     who rules in the fear of God, 4 is like the light of morning at sunrise,     like a morning without … Continue reading dayspring colors our best youth

Passion

Isaiah 53:4-5 New King James Version (NKJV) 4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we … Continue reading Passion

traveller’s mirror reflects: a haiku on Day One (with notes)

~a haiku on Day One~ somewhere before time existence took sight and life day one began here. _____________________ Spiritual explanatory notes for the two latest haiku on the subject of 'royalty' and 'day one'. I am a spiritual blogger and write mostly from spiritual perspectives. The royal color does not refer to the colors we … Continue reading traveller’s mirror reflects: a haiku on Day One (with notes)

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 35: ‘Abide’

There are words which appear simple and yet are physically impossible to practice. The word 'abide' is such a word. I would take the following meanings for the purpose of this post: remain, continue, stay, dwell. When the word is used for a physical abode it is simple. But when we are required to carry out the phrase "abide … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 35: ‘Abide’

“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 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’

today’s answer to how to deal with grief

How To Deal With Grief ? (Click this and visit the original site of audio teaching series by Andrew Wommack)Quote: "Grief is something that each one of us encounters sooner or later. It cannot be avoided, but it can be dealt with in a positive way. Some of the most influential people in history became … Continue reading today’s answer to how to deal with grief

“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

today’s thought: your true identity chooses blessing and not cursing

The Good Report: Your True Identity - Booklet This mini magazine is a compilation of articles on the topic of your identity in Christ.There is an identity crisis in the world today. Mankind is only a shadow of what God created us to be. Most people have become so accustomed to being miserable that they don't … Continue reading today’s thought: your true identity chooses blessing and not cursing

how to have sound mind: part one

Sound mind brings healthy body. How to have sound mind? Here are some thoughts which help to bring sound healthy mind. Andrew Wommack's quotes From: Grace - the power of the Gospel The Gospel is the most basic, foundational message of the New Testament, yet it’s the most misunderstood. Today’s religious system is not preaching … Continue reading how to have sound mind: part one

“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”

Singing in the Spirit on higher ground

1 I’m pressing on the upward way, New heights I’m gaining every day; Still praying as I onward bound, “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.” Lord, lift me up, and let me stand By faith on Canaan’s tableland; A higher plane than I have found, Lord, plant my feet on higher ground. 2 My … Continue reading Singing in the Spirit on higher ground

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 prayer for travellers who are fearful and sleepless

Dear Abba Father: thank you for giving me this sweet time of rest in You. I praise You and thank You for Your goodness and mercy and grace-undeserved favor for me through out the day. You are my shelter and my strength. Your truth is my shield and my buckler. I continue to take refuge … Continue reading A prayer for travellers who are fearful and sleepless

what ‘return’ really means: “Come back to God!”

Further thoughts on the word 'return'. it is all about God. God's definition on 'return'. Let us look deeper and allow the current of the Holy Spirit teach us to swim in this vast ocean of uncharted waters. 'Return' is all about “Come back to God!” (Bible verses from 2 Corinthians 5 (in parts) in … Continue reading what ‘return’ really means: “Come back to God!”

“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