Breathe and allow things to pass.

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you.

True power is sitting back and observing things with logic.

True power is restraint.

If words control you that means everyone else can control you.

Breathe and allow things to pass.

by Warren Buffett

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Be fearless and peaceful.

Every year, we have a verse that we hold on in Faith. A Hope that will guide us through out the year and be fruitful in the process walking in Him.

This year our family verse will be this

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid

John 14:27 (ESV)

Be fearless and peaceful at the same time.

God gives assurance to us, what He gives is not the same with the world gives.

World give will always changing, depend on which power is the strongest, that mark the things that we can not have faith of, assured and even confirmed what we will get, it will just the empty compliments.

Today inspiration

Thailand advertisement is amazing and the same time content an abundant moral story and deep meaning that we all can relate or be reminded of what we have missed and what we supposed to do in our life.

I particularly like this sentence or probably quote from one of it. As it says.

Give back to your loved one while your heart is still beating.

Why God Created us?

This is one of so many questions we ask in our life.

I want to find out more, so I have asked few friends to get the idea or probably the foundation before searching through the internet to found out about it.

Some of friends would say, its because God loves us (i believe it was based on the John 3:16),

some say because we got to eat all those animal and vegetable (based on genesis, the creation)

Another will say, we were created to show His existence and to glory Him. Mention in from Paul’s letter to corinthian.

I was still not fill with it. I dont buy as feel, it is more than that.

I found something, when john piper mention it on their daily devotional video (desiring god). He created us for His glory and he said, you can find it in this verse.

everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.

Isaiah 40:7 (ESV)

And also some article they wrote. An article published on 2012, you can read it here. (https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/god-is-most-glorified-in-us-when-we-are-most-satisfied-in-him)

It says in short about it
Why did God create the world? And I answered: God created this world for the praise of the glory of his grace displayed supremely in the death of Jesus. The problem is that at the heart of that answer is God’s self-promotion. God created the world for his own praise — for his own glory.

So people see this as a problem — that God created the world for his own praise. They think such self-exaltation would be immoral and loveless. That may be how you feel.

God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him. That’s the shortest summary of what we mean by Christian Hedonism. If that is true, then there is no conflict between your greatest exhilaration and God’s greatest glorification.

Don’t Be Self-righteous

No one is perfect; we are all sinners in one way or another

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

(Romans 3:23 ESV)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

(1 John 1:8 ESV)

Living a moral life means taking responsibility for controlling our own behavior. If we say or even when we think we are better than people we consider to be “sinners,” we are guilty of the sin of self-righteousness.

It is not our right to look down on, criticize, judge, condemn, or try to control other people. Judgment is to be left to God. Jesus said,

“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV

Jesus simply teaches that in order to pass righteous judgment on another, we ought to first examine ourselves. Let us remove the plank in our eye. Then, and only then, can we see clearly to remove the speck in our brother’s eye.

It’s concerned with the attitude of a man, not a complete absence of our judgment.

Today reflection

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Metaphysics – Aristotle (384 – 322 BC)

Control and play around the possibility of expanding the ideas of what the thought could be and could not.

Seeing the strength and weakness of that thought and meditate it.

Filtering out. See what is correct from wrong, what is right and what is not.

And then it will engrave the thought in your life.

You are living your life for you not for other.

Marriage is a reflection of the gospel

The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel – which is painful and wonderful at once.

The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.

By Timothy Keller

This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us.

The gospel can fill our hearts with God’s love so that you can handle it when your spouse fails to love you as he or she should.

That frees us to see our spouse’s sins and flaws to the bottom – and speak of them – and yet still love and accept our spouse fully.

Love without truth is sentimentality, it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws.

Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it.

God’s saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditioned commitment to us.

The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God’s mercy and grace.

Credited to my friend, Nathanael. Someone who I think has the thoughtful perspective that deep and refreshing.