I woke up this morning, Glory!
This will sound ‘silly’. I got out of bed after giving praise and thanks for being awoken!
Off to the bathroom I scurried to pee!
Uh! Sensation? I have feeling! Glory. I urinated! Thank God for His provision! Glory Father!!!
A Hallelujah is due! Give God ALL The glory sparing none, Amen.
After peeing, I washed my hands (after putting the seat down. Hmm! Makes you think 🤔 If sisters have to do ALL their business ‘sitting’! Why aren’t we ‘kind’ enough to make it easy/a blessing for the next person to use the bathroom? I mean, it could be a ‘brother’s! But, if he has to ‘pinch’; it makes it a tad easier! Remember, ONLY 1 action you need to do standing up.
Make it easier for yourself if YOU have to ‘go’.
Makes you think 🤔 “Ever pee’d sitting down?” Gets kinda crazy! I know.
But after flushing and washing my hands; I decided to ‘brush’. Complexity upon complexity! To many seems ‘simple’; have you ever thought about ‘learning’ again?
Pick out toothbrush (remember design if others are stored there! Brain use!🤔)
Should you ‘hold it’ or place it down?
How will you unscrew the tube of toothpaste? Or is it a press dispense?
Ok, Motor function is T’d up!
To brush? Remember why?
Bad breathe (you mean you didn’t brush before “going to bed”? 🤔)
Finer motor skills! Up/down repeatedly. Side to side, cup your hands to ‘rinse’ your mouth!
Swishing fluid? Hmm! The buccal cavity! The buccinators.
If I were to be a ‘nerd’, what cranial nerves are utilized? Well, at least ONE we pray not to stimulate. As with all reflexes, the gag reflex has a sensory and a motor limb. The sensory limb is mediated predominantly by CN IX, the motor limb by CN X. Touching the soft palate can lead to a similar reflex response.
And we are JUST on brushing after peeing! Wow!
Right quick, something’s to thank God for? Now we can understand “live in thanks giving!”
“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”
1 Timothy 4:4-5
“Know that The Lord is God. It is He Who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Amen”
“Give thanks to The LORD, for He is good; His Love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
“Let them give thanks to The LORD for His unfailing Love and His wonderful deeds for mankind, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
Getting deep here! Tread water so you don’t go under, even if/when you do; His hand shall hold you up! Amen.
“Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!”
Dressing up? We didn’t even talk of bathing or showering!
Let us make it simpler! The ‘brain’ is the source of ALL here on Earth! Mind you! I SAY “here on Earth!” Kinda gets you thinking “From where, then?”
We will answer this shortly…
I Olfactory (Smell)
II Optic (Sight)
III Oculomotor (Moves eyelid and eyeball and adjusts the pupil and lens of the eye)
IV Trochlear (Moves eyeballs)
V Trigeminal (Facial muscles incl. chewing; Facial sensations)
VI Abducens (Moves eyeballs)
VII Facial (Taste, tears, saliva, facial expressions)
VIII Vestibulocochlear (Auditory)
IX Glossopharyngeal (Swallowing, saliva, taste)
X Vagus (Control of PNS e.g. smooth muscles of GI tract)
XI Accessory (Moving head & shoulders, swallowing)
XII Hypoglossal (Tongue muscles – speech & swallowing)
Yup! I am blessed to share this!
“The LORD hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.” “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.”
“All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”
“In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”
This gets you knowing! Note this…Jesus IS The Word. We know/understand that God’s Word Created ALL!!!
John also wrote.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
In the Book of Revelation it says.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God (Revelation 19:13).
This Term Is Not Defined
Although there is no explanation given in Scripture as to why Jesus is called the Word of God there have been several suggested reasons.
It May Refer To Wisdom Personified
It has been argued that Jesus is the personification of wisdom as is described in Proverbs 5-8. This section begins by saying.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight (Proverbs 5:1).
The Word Is God’s Communication To Humanity
It is possible that the term “word” is used the same manner as does the Old Testament – the communication of God to humanity. This is exactly what Jesus did – He revealed to the world the Word of God. Jesus was the personification of the written and spoken Word. In the Old Testament God revealed His word through the prophets while in the New Testament the word of God was revealed in a Person – God the Son.
Jesus is called, “the Word of God.” Although Scripture does not define what is meant by that term it could refer to the fact that He is the personification of the written and spoken word. The testimony that God revealed through the prophets during the Old Testament period was now made human with the coming of Christ. Hence the Word became flesh.
So far philosophy, Science, Religion, His-story, what we know as ‘fact’ is all married and is as one!
We started of describing activities we perform each day!
These originate in the mind! What is the “mind”? You?
When I ask where you are, you point to your ‘body’s! If I shared that some have learned how to astrally project themselves…
We get deeper still!
Astral projection (or astral travel) is a term used in esotericism to describe an intentional out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an “astral body” that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it throughout the universe.
This is not just a theory, but an actuality!
I was born in the US, but grew up in West Africa. Many things I heard of, but did not ‘believe’. I have ‘studied’ it in my ‘adulthood’ and I experienced it after my accident.
When you enter the lucid state (or the ‘astral’ state, if you believe that way) you’re setting yourself up to experience a dream that you’re ‘awake’ and aware in, but CAN’T control, and for that reason, astral project and lucid dreaming are NOT the same thing.
This should in NO way be taken lightly! Remember, we do ALL to The glory of God! To be made aware of the known is a deep mystery of something that is within all and poorly understood.
I will end this here; not to raise fear or contempt. But to underline what is fact.
Our beginning of this share was ALL we do being controlled by the center! Who or What is your Center?
Imagine over 2 million Jewish slaves wandering in the wilderness. For 400 years they were enslaved in Egypt, providing the hard labor force to support the luxurious lifestyle of its citizens. God had heard their cries and brought them out by His own power under the direction of Moses. Next, they were wandering, waiting on the Lord to bring them into the land He promised them. When the people settled in an area, God gave specific instructions on how to make camp. Certain tribes were to camp on the north and south, others on the east and west. The center of camp was reserved for the tabernacle — a portable structure where the people gathered to worship the Lord. God was at the center.
That is the way God wanted it then, and that is the way He wants it today. You were designed for the purpose of knowing Jesus Christ and making Him the center of your life. You may ask, “What do you mean, make Jesus the center of my life?” It means you acknowledge Jesus as the ultimate authority in your life and you voluntarily yield the control of your life to Him.
Underline that last statement. Let it sink in. For Jesus to be the center of your life, it means He is in control. You no longer desire to independently run your own life, but you surrender your whole self to Jesus and to following His lead.
Now your second question may be, “Why would I do that?” Don’t we all want to be in control? As William Ernest Henley wrote in his poem, “Invictus”: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” Our wayward self always wants to control our own life, but following Jesus means that you give Him control. He calls the shots. The sign hanging on the door of your life reads: “Now under new management.”
Why should you allow Jesus to be the center and leader of your life? First, Jesus created you and ultimately all things are under His rule — including you. “And he [Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together. … He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent,” (Colossians 1.17-18 ESV). Second, Jesus controls everything. (1 Timothy 6.15 JBP) calls Jesus the “blessed controller of all things.” Third, Jesus is faithful. (2 Thessalonians 3.3 NLT) says, “But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.”
He created you, He controls everything and He is faithful — why wouldn’t you want Jesus to be the center and controller of your life? It’s clear that Jesus can do a better job of running your life than you can, so let Him lead you each day.
A Christ-centered (or Christocentric) life is one that is focused upon a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. At the core of every human decision is a motivation. Some people are motivated by the quest for pleasure or money. Some center their entire lives on a goal, a job, or even their families. These things are not wrong in themselves; however, that which we center our lives on can become our god.
The human heart was designed for worship, and if it does not worship God, it will worship something else. If we are not Christ-centered, we will be centered on something else. Worship is measured by the amount of time, money, and emotional energy expended. Our gods can be identified by the level of passionate commitment they evoke in us, and, after a while, we begin to resemble them. We talk about them, think about them, dream about them, and scheme to spend more time with them. People who know us best usually know where our deepest passions lie because worship is hard to hide.
Followers of Christ who center their lives on Him start to become more like Him. They talk about Him, think about Him, dream about Him, and scheme to spend more time with Him. They choose to obey His commands out of love and honor for their Lord, not from fear of being caught in sin. The greatest desire of Christ-centered believers is to please Him and grow to be more like Him. Their lives echo Paul’s words in Philippians 3:10: “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” The chief aim of a Christ-centered life is to glorify God.
But a Christ-centered life is not to be confused with a religion-centered life. The Pharisees in Jesus’ day were religion-centered. They ate, drank, and slept the Law. They could spout rules, codes, and judgments as fast as a child can recite the ABC’s, but Jesus had harsh rebuke for them. They were Law-centered but not love-centered, and it made all the difference (Matthew 23:25; Luke 11:42). A religion-centered life strives for supremacy, attention, and glory based upon performance. It keeps score and judges itself and others by self-made standards. Christ-centered lives rest in the finished work of Jesus on their behalf and yearn for holiness as a means of staying close to Him (Hebrews 12:14).
The secret to living a Christ-centered life is understanding the “fear of the Lord” (Psalm 19:9; Proverbs 16:6). The fear of the Lord is the continual awareness that our loving heavenly Father is watching and evaluating everything we think, say, or do. Those who live Christ-centered lives have developed a tangible awareness of the presence of Jesus (Matthew 28:20). They make decisions based upon the question “Would this please the Lord?” They avoid Satan’s traps and worldly entanglements because they evaluate their choices: “If Jesus was spending the day with me, would I do that? Watch that? Say that?” (1 Timothy 3:7; Ephesians 6:11). Every lifestyle decision is weighed on heaven’s scales and evaluated for its eternal significance. Lesser loves fall by the wayside because they steal time, resources, and energy away from the real passion of life—pleasing Jesus. However, living with the fear of the Lord requires a conscious, ongoing commitment to it, and even the most devoted will fail at times.
No person has ever lived a perfect life except Jesus (Hebrews 4:15). Even those who deeply desire a Christ-centered life will stumble, fall, sin, and make fleshly decisions in moments of weakness (1 John 1:8–10). But a Christ-centered person cannot endure living in disharmony with God and will quickly confess sin and be restored to fellowship with Him. This process of living in continual harmony with God is called sanctification. It is a lifelong process by which God makes us more like Jesus (Romans 8:29; Hebrews 12:14). When we first center our hearts on Him, our lives quickly follow.