Depression and Anxiety

Would you concur that GOD cares about your health?FP001834PF
Spiritual. Emotional. And Physical.

1 Peter 5:7 New Living Translation
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. source 

And if you are familiar with the Ministry of YESHUA, then you know He healed physical infirmities — to me, that equals that He cares for us.
Would you also concur that depression is common among us? Perhaps we would be shocked if we knew just how many people are taking prescribed medication for depression.
The common practice is once you start you continue taking the pharmaceuticals for the remainder of your earthly life.
I know from personal experience there are exceptions. JESUS does care.
I read an article today summarising conclusive research that there is a more effective way of dealing with depression and anxiety than medication.o-AGING-HEALTHY-facebook

Physical-Exercise-The-benefits-of-exercise-everydayAre you interested?
Here’s a LINK to the article I read.
Perhaps you will read it.

Love, Kathie 

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Tik Tok

I’m not a fan of Tik Tok. I’m not even a fan of Facebook, although I use it as often as I can to promote the Gospel of JESUS the CHRIST. 
That being said, I’d like to give my opinion relative to a video I came across today.  Here’s a link to the video, followed by my thoughts on the subject. 

I understand why he would say what he says but because of 1 Peter chapter 3, I cannot accept that a believing wife has permission from The Father to say to her husband (either in word or actions) you follow Christ like I think you should or I will not submit to you.
Yes, the believing husband is commanded by GOD to be the leader of the family by following JESUS, and the believing wife is commanded to submit to her husband, to follow his leadership as long as he does NOT require her to SIN along with him.
A quiet and gentle spirit is what the Father commands of His daughters toward their husbands.
I am grateful He forgives and gives many, many second chances (albeit those consequences of needing second chances can be really tough in the process) because in my process of learning I have failed often.
But I have hope to grow more and more into not only submission to my husband but most importantly to my Father GOD (which, of course, would mean I am submitting more and more to my husband).
There are so many commands GOD has given to His Daughters that she owes to HIM – submitting to her husband is only part of being a godly woman (wife).

In the same way, wives, submit to your husbands; so that even if some of them do not believe the Word, they will be won over by your conduct, without your saying anything, 
as they see your respectful and pure behavior.  source 

Wives, submit to your husbands the Text reads.
Further so that even if some of them do not believe the Word — now is it just me or does that sound like a husband following JESUS? 
Respectful and pure behavior — don’t let that slip our attention as well. 

Of course, if you want an even better understanding of chapter 3, back up and read chapter 2 as well. 

That’s about it. aroma-aromatic-art-2478330

Love, Kathie 

Zero out of Six

I shared a picture on Facebook. This one. 317806956_508534574584912_2745246140430129741_n I shared it because such clichés may sound good to the people of this time but they are foolish and dangerous. 

1 Listen to your heart. 
Absolutely not! 


3 Trust your gut.
Are you kidding?!

Proverbs 3:5  “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”  King James Version (KJV)

4 feel good about who you are. 
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

5 Happiness is what matters
Really?  Let’s see what GOD says.

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” King James Version (KJV)

Psalms 53:3 “Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” King James Version (KJV)

As you can see those clichés are powerless to transform a single soul. BUT GOD!

HE can make YOU new. HE can make YOU clean. HE can make YOU holy and by the way, the way to be HAPPY (as everyone wants) only happens when we are HOLY in position with GOD and learning by practice to live HOLY.  It’s a life-long process.  Yet more than a process, it’s an adventure — like none other! 

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Love, Kathie

Seas and Pirates

Thus far I have read a few verses from James 1

This is not my first reading of James as I have notes written on the page. Over the word temptations in verse 2 I have written the word pirates. 
I don’t know what prompted me to write it or even when I did; but, today it has given me many thoughts. 

Pirates — temptations. 
In times like these, I think I’d like to engage a zoom app on this screen to see and hear what you have to say about it. 

Pirates and temptations. How could these be related? 

I started by defining pirates at BibliaTodo Dictionary.
This is what I found:

An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas

A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor.

I wish I could know what thoughts are forming for you, but since I don’t, I’ll give you mine. 

Temptations. Where do they come from? I am reminded of a verse of Scripture that tells me GOD tempts no one but there is one who does. How about that?! Those verses are right here in James 1

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 

Yikes! Our own flesh will tempt us and as if that is not enough there is the evil one too. 1 Peter 5:8 has something to say about that. 

Could temptations be like pirates? Navigating around in our seas seeking to steal from us? Things like trust, hope, strength, joy, patience, all the fruits of the Spirit? What else might temptations (pirates) seek to steal from us? 
I think when we set sail on a course without permission or guidance from Holy Spirit we shall surely meet pirates and when we do we better turn that ship around and head for JESUS — like NOW. 

Do you have pirates bearing down on you? Are your seas rough, chopping, or perhaps you have a calm – for now?
This we know pirates don’t give up until they are slain . . . the thing is we can’t rid our seas of the many pirates let loose in this world. So what are we to do? 
Actually, the rest of James 1 tells us what to do. 
I hope you will read it.

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Love, Kathie 

Chasing Rabbits

Devils. Demons. Evil spirits. 
Is that it?
Are there other names that refer to the fallen ones in the spiritual realm? 

Are they real? Do they exist? Do we have a real enemy? 

Oh my, my Friends.  
To answer the question do we have a real enemy I went to the Word, a familiar Word.  1 Peter 5:8.  Do you know the verse? 

Do you know it in context? 
To gain context I backed up to verse 6 and discovered I needed to back up at least one more  — you see verse 6 begins with, Therefore. And when you read a Therefore in Scripture, you need to know why the Therefore is there for. 

Actually, I urge you to backup all the way to 1 Peter 4:17 but for this session let us read 1 Peter 5:5-8.

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God is opposed to the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, 
having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you. 
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

First, do you see verse 8?
There is our answer, do we have a real enemy?
We do.  

But allow me to chase a rabbit that popped up as I read.

Did you notice verse 7 stuck right there in the middle? 
It’s familiar, isn’t it?
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 
Did you notice that verse 6 and verse 7 are one sentence?

Could it be? Could it be when we have anxieties it is because our humility has slipped?
I’m just asking. 

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, 
having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you. 

Let me finish chasing this rabbit with verse 5. 
We know GOD resists the proud but He gives grace to the humble, don’t we? The WORD states it. 

All this being read, let us be alert, on guard, and not become prey to our enemy. 
How? 

Here’s what I think.
When we feel the anxieties rising, we will (again) humble ourselves and (again) seek The LORD and we will obey Himwe will TRUST Him (again) to be with us and protect us through our troubles, our cares, our fears. And as we do this (again and again) our enemy will see and he will know he lost another battle.
I like that. I like it a lot.  Do you?

Do devils, evil spirits, and demons exist? 

Here’s a link, there you will find Bible references to get you started in your search for Truth.  Click

Oh, one by the way before I leave today — you do know there is a WHOLE LOT MORE in those verses than we looked at today? Yeah! 

Love, Kathie