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“There is nothing more ancient than the truth” by Rene Descartes

 

 

 

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Thanks really…

I normally don’t do this but another  milestone has been reached on  my blog.Thanks to my readers,everyone who stops by and to those who press the like button.Yeah, you are much appreciated.Your support keeps me motivated.Thanks  so much!

Sincerely,Joszann

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“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” Romans 12:2.

Most of life’s battles are waged through the mind, if we overcome its in the mind through God we do this. Man cannot save himself from his issues as much as he tries to. He has to go outside of himself, to a higher source if he must succeed and live a balance life. God wants to heal the whole man but to do that he must change his fallen mindset. “The Mind is the seat of all spiritual and carnal conflict” The Battle for the Mind By Noel Jones with Dr. Georgina Land .The mind is the greatest gift God has ever given to mankind. Whatever controls your mind owns you. You say well I function; I’m doing what society says I ought to do. I’m providing for my family, I have some accomplishments; I have money, shelter, food and clothing. Yes all that’s wonderful but you’re still in bondage through your mind.

When we come to God he has to renew our mind. It’s a process that takes time that’s why we mature and grow into the things of God. Man has a carnal nature, because of sin. All carnality is in opposition to God.”For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spirituality minded is life and peace” Romans 8:6.Opposing forces of light and darkness battle for our minds every day. “Jesus was manifested that he might destroy the works of darkness” 1John 3:8, he’s our only hope. “When the Christian  believer  begins to battle between the desires of the flesh and the will of the Spirit it must be clear that satanic forces are trying to control your thinking through your flesh, which is connected to your five senses” The Battle for the Mind. When we are yielded to the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit fights to subdue our flesh. If you let him, you will eventually be victorious as you begin overcoming your issues.

‘The word ‘mind’ in Hebrew is nephesh, it connotes many things most notably life, creature, person and soul’ The Battle for the Mind. The things of the Spirit are accessed through our minds. We are made in God’s image and likeness” Genesis 1:27. God is a spirit, we are told God has a mind, he speaks. Spirits don’t have bodies, not in the physical sense. So by reasoning our mind is what connects us to God. Who has seen God or touched him? Not one of us. We know of God through faith. Faith happens in the mind. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans” 10:17.All human beings have God (divinity) inbuilt in their minds. It’s when the mind is liberated by the Spirit of the living God that the bondages and shackles fall away exposing the limiting and negative beliefs we have carried around for generations.

By Joszann St.John

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When he was on the cross

Another beautiful worship song.Very soothing to the soul,hope it blesses your spirit!

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His fragrance is sometimes elusive like the wind

At times it fills up the cracks and crevices of all spaces

It is most acute and palpable

After the sunset or early morning rain/ falling gently on the panels of my newly awakened heart

I’ll know him anywhere, even in the crush of a million faces.

His unique aroma calls out to me like a homing device

He’s like nectar in the hibiscus flower

Sweeter than the honey from the honeycomb.

His fragrance is more than an extension of his masculinity

It is the part of the glue that binds us together

It refreshes my arid landscape

Like dew glistening on green grass

He incites passion/ forcing my pen to write lines

Of poetry and lyrics/ binding us together for all time.

 

By Joszann St.John

 

 

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Roger Finkelstein has locked out Webster again.

Webster is Mrs. Finkelstein cat you see.

Sometimes, Mrs. Finkelstein goes to bed early

Forgetting about poor Webster

She expects Roger to do right by her darling

Rude Roger is rarely impressed with Webster though.

He jumps at every chance to harass and deny the cat his privileges

From time to time, when ever Webster stays out too long on his jaunts

The cat sleeps in the small garden shed at the back of the yard.

Sometime ago he found a hole large enough to squeeze through.

Now in the predawn he sits lonely/ waiting for daylight

And the dratted Roger/ his stomach just rumbled for the twelfth time already this morning.

 

By Joszann St.John

 

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As I get older and hopefully wiser, I realize life is itself mysterious. Many of us are so caught up in the daily grind. We never stop to appreciate or focus on the beauty of the simple but complex processes that facilitate our life. Some of us are not sure if we should try to understand theses processes. The world is experiencing a new consciousness; we are being awakened in gentle and not so gentle ways. The ways in which we have approached living and life is at a crossroads. There is no backwards momentum; the people who go along with the change will fare better than those who resist. For sure we cannot go backwards; change has come and must come.  It’s not just humans that are experiencing this change, it’s the whole universe. People are perplexed; we just can’t seem to understand. It seems the whole world has gone mad. Violence, social protests, the ritualistic sacrifice of children on the African continent, disruptive weather patterns (Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis storms) not to mention the state of the economy are just some in a long exhaustive list. Something is definitely wrong, we need to change, that is the message all these maladies are screaming at us. We cannot continue along the paths of yesteryear. Capitalism hasn’t worked for everyone as evidenced by the current struggle between the wealthy and underprivileged. The pages of history will not be kind to this greedy and wasteful generation. It’s no sense in fighting the inevitable; our behaviors must change and change rapidly. The elements that sustain life, by that I mean our natural environment are fighting us too. Most of us are not aware that a subtle dance is going on all around us; we are part of the bigger macrocosm. By this I mean there is the visible and unseen world around us. In nature there is a subtle balance always, when this balance is disturbed things go awry. I do believe we have placed priority on material things, the getting of things to satisfy us. We have then minimized our eroded our spiritual function in relation to the rest of this macrocosm. We are at the point now where we need to urgently arrest this imbalance if we are to see change. The pursuit of material wealth has brought bondage to mankind and we have missed the true essence of life.

 So I want to focus my attention on some of life mysteries, namely the earth, wind, water, blood, trees and fire. You see we are connected to these elements in intrinsic ways, sometimes in our ignorance we just assume that they will be there when we need them. I do hope this article inspires you to appreciate the world around you and to bring healing and awareness into your life. While my teachers are primarily the Holy Spirit and the Bible, I’ll share with you some of my other reading materials. Mike Murdock says ‘There are two ways to get wisdom: mistake and mentors and the easiest way to get wisdom is to buy it” (7 Laws you must honor to have Uncommon Success).Books are an invaluable tool in the journey of life. I came across a wonderful book ‘The secret Life of Water’.

“Water has a memory and carries within it our thoughts and prayers. As you yourself are water, no matter where you are, your prayers will be carried to the rest of the world” by Masaru Emoto (The Secret Life of Water). Science throughout the ages has long since recognized that water is essential to life. In fact humans can survive longer without food than water. About seventy percent of the human body is made up of water. Some bodily processes require water, for example water regulates body temperature and the unborn baby is suspended in amniotic fluid, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘water bag’. Some seventy percent of the world’s surface is covered by water. Life as we know it would cease to exist in the absence of water. Water is inside of us, and around us, it dominates every aspect of our lives. The growing of our crops, our daily hygiene rituals, food preparation etc requires the constant use of water. Water is life; it is part of the mystery of life. So in essence what is water?

Water has some characteristics of a chemical substance; science has identified the chemical formula as H2O. Its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient temperature (normal or room temperature is an apt descriptor here), but it often co-exists on Earth in a solid state as ice and in the gaseous state as water vapor or steam. Water also exists in a liquid crystal state near hydrophilic (water) surfaces. All life forms on earth require water to live; water’s importance cannot be quantified. We know water is found in the ocean, groundwater, in glaciers, the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland in the air as vapor and clouds. Only 2.5% percent of Earths water is fresh water and some of it is ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth’s freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

Water rarely remains constant; it is a continual force of nature. Water cycles through, transpiration, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and eventually all run offs make it to the sea. The sea is the largest reservoir of water on the earth. Water becomes a force of malevolent proportions during storms, hurricanes, floods and other natural phenomenon, leaving disaster and destruction in its wake. During flash floods water lying so placidly will suddenly erupt into a seething, moving mass bent on conquering all in its path. All the elements I listed above are co-dependent on water for their survival, the unifying bond is mankind. So what I’m getting at is that life cannot go on independent of these elements, they also have the capability of nurturing life but also bringing cessation (death to life).What it is about these elements?

 All my articles are leading somewhere, asking questions about our journey, to bring us in to a state of connecting back to our creator. So having said all of this, water is not just water, there is much more to this force of nature than meets the eye. In the next section I want to delve into what the Bible says about water. Do you know that water is above the earth and also beneath the earth? Heat as I wrote before is above and underneath man is always in the middle. He is always surrounded and protected if he so chooses, I’m going somewhere. Water is a living entity, every one of these elements are living entities, they talk to each other. You say hmm….,well its in the spiritual realm, life has mysteries.

By Joszann St.John

 

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