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PODCAST 24: For the “off” day...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQEoLHeI0tA


“I GUESS I JUST FEEL LIKE”

By John Mayer


I guess I just feel like

I guess I just feel like

Nobody's honest

Nobody's true

Everyone's lying

To make it on through

I guess I just feel like

I'm the same way too

I guess I just feel like

Good things are gone

And the weight of my worries

Is too much to take on

I think I remember

This dream that I had

This love's gonna save us

From a world that's gone mad

I guess I just feel like

What happened to that

I guess I just feel like

The joke's getting old

The future is fading

And the past is on hold

But I know that I'm open

And I know that I'm free

And I'll always let hope in

Wherever I'll be

And if I go blind I'll still find my way

I guess I just felt like

Giving up today


“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” CS LEWIS


WAYS TO DEAL WITH A FUNK:


‘Maybe swearing will help.”



#SBH, MUSIC, FEELS


TALKING


REST, VEG. MARCH MADNESS, if it;s your 111th viewing of Pride and Prejudice OK!

Learn to rest, not to quit.


RECREATION; RE-CREATE. Creativity

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." -- Kurt Vonnegut


CLEAN UP.


WATER: LIFE. “Can’t it just taste like Diet Dr. Pepper?” me


GET DRESSED: Wear clothing that fits. WOMEN OVER 40--trying ot make the old clothes fit--But wear something nice, that isn’’t a reminder of days of yesteryear.


LAUGH. Browsing for quotes I came across “TAURUS MAN SECRETS.”


FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE. HUGE HAPPY POINT THIS WEEK.Brings a smile back to my face.


FEEL.


The Guesthouse.

By Rumi


This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

A REMINDER THAT SOME THINGS MUST DIE TO BE REBORN. Learning to let go. Easter.

John !6:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

STRONGS NT 1515: εἰρήνη


εἰρήνη, εἰρήνης, according to a conception distinctly peculiar to Christianity, "the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoerer sort that is":


STRONGS NT 2347: θλῖψις


θλῖψις, or θλῖψις (so L Tr) (cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 e.; Lipsius, Grammat. Untersuch., p. 35), θλίψεως, (θλίβω), properly, a pressing, pressing together, pressure (Strabo, p. 52; Galen); in Biblical and ecclesiastical writings, a Greek metaphor, oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits;


Θαρσέω 2293 tharséō (from the root thar-, "bolstered because warmed up," derived from 2294 /thársos, "emboldened from within") – properly, bolstered within which supports unflinching courage – literally, to radiate warm confidence (exude "social boldness") because warm-hearted.

2293 /tharséō ("emboldened to show courage") refers to God bolstering the believer, empowering them with a bold inner-attitude (to be "of good courage"). For the believer, 2293 /tharséō ("showing boldness") is the result of the Lord infusing His strength by His inworking of faith ("inbirthed persuasion," 4102 /pístis). Showing this unflinching, bold courage means living out the inner confidence (innerbolstering) that is Spirit-produced.

["2293 (tharséō) means 'have confidence, courage, be unafraid,' with the nuance determined by the context" (C. Spicq, 2, 188).]

STRONGS NT 3528: νικάω

νικάω, νικῶ; present participle dative νικουντι, Revelation 2:7 Lachmann Revelation 2:17 L T Tr (yet all νικῶντας in Revelation 15:2) (cf. ἐρωτάω, at the beginning); future νικήσω; 1 aorist ἐνίκησα; perfect νενίκηκα; (νίκη); (from Homer down); to conquer (A. V. overcome);

a. absolutely, to carry off the victory, come off victorious: of Christ, victorious over all his foes, Revelation 3:21; Revelation 6:2; ἐνίκησεν ... ἀνοῖξαικτλ. hath so conquered that he now has the right and power to open etc. Revelation 5:5; of Christians, that hold fast their faith even unto death against the power of their foes, and their temptations and persecutions, Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26; Revelation 3:5, 12, 21; Revelation 21:7; with ἐκ τοῦ θηρίου added, to conquer and thereby free themselves from the power of the beast (R. V. to come victorious from; cf. Winers Grammar, 367 (344f); Buttmann, 147 (128)), Revelation 15:2. when one is arraigned or goes to law, to win the case, maintain one's cause (so in the Attic orators; also νικαν δίκην, Euripides, El. 955): Romans 3:4 (from the Sept. of Psalm 50:6 ()). b, with the accusative of the object: τινα, by force, Luke 11:22; Revelation 11:7; Revelation 13:7 (L omits; WH Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); of Christ the conqueror of his foes, Revelation 17:14; τόν κόσμον, to deprive it of power to harm, to subvert its influence, John 16:33; νικαν τινα or τί is used of one who by Christian constancy and courage keeps himself unharmed and spotless from his adversary's devices, solicitations, assaults: the devil, 1 John 2:13; Revelation 12:11; false teachers, 1 John 4:4; τόνκόσμον, 1 John 5:4f. νικαν τό πονηρόν ἐν τῷ ἀγαθῷ, by the force which resides in goodness, i. e. in kindness, to cause an enemy to repent of the wrong be has done one, Romans 12:21; νίκασθαι ὑπό τοῦ κακοῦ, to be disturbed by an injury and driven to avenge it, ibid. (Compare: ὑπερνικάω.)

John 16:33 (My translation)

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace/rest of a soul assured of salvation. In the world ye shall have tribulation/pressing/pressure/opposition/toil: but be of good cheer; I have overcome/totally conquered the kosmos.(and everything in it!)




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