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Confidence Principle of Common Sense

We often here it said, "Well that's just common sense." But what really is common sense and who decides this. Common sense has been defined as sound judgment in practical matters. It is levelheadedness, astuteness, practicality and street smarts. A person of common sense figures out the sensibility of a normal process and does that. It should be, however not always is, the norm. When a person is trained (possibly indoctrinated) into thinking and acting in a way that is not common sense, that person's training has caused them to overrule what is reasonable and accept a false belief or action. This will get them in trouble. Solomon was wise and full of common sense. We can read his statements, especially in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and say, "That makes real sense" because they are full of common sense. So here is what he says about it, "The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead." (Proverbs 21:16) There is a certain…

Confidence Principle of Stretching

Confidence Principle of Stretching Laying on my back and bringing my legs up one at a time I can stretch out the muscles in my upper leg. What I notice is that as I pull on my knees to draw them closer to my chest there is a moment when the muscle gives into the stretch and allows my knees to get closer to my chest. There is always good feelings after you stretch. This stretching principle is important. If you don't, then you will get tighter and tighter and have less and less flexibility. Athletes know this as they stretch before a game and maybe even after. Animals know this as they stretch after a good nap. There's nothing like watching a cat stretch, and he's really not going to do anything stringent after it. How can you apply this physical action to your mental, emotional, and spiritual life? Stretching is important in these areas for you. Mentally, reading – meditating – discussing with others your thoughts stretches you further.  Writing down what you think clears th…

Impartiality

We have a hard time keeping ourselves neutral when it comes to judging others. God said, "Always judge people fairly." (Leviticus 19:15b) Now, we don't like it when we feel we have been judged unfairly, we want justice but justice begins in the heart and is based on cold, hard substantiated facts. Earlier in this same verse unfairness was explained, when Moses said, "Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful." (19:15a) Favoritism perverts justice. In God’s Temple service, whether as a priest or as a worship leader in their specific division of the Levite clan, all were randomly chosen by lot as to when they would serve at the Temple. There were no bribes for special weeks; no one was given special treatment. The selfishness of sin did not enter into any choice. Note these statements, “The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest.” (1 Chronicles 24:31) “Young and old a…

Recycling In Life Series - 7 - Peace Study

We all seek what we would call peace, but often it is just a temporary calm soon interrupted by life's pressing needs. On a higher level we understand that there is a peace with God that is the result of salvation entering our heart and from there forward a peace of God that steadies us in turbulent as well as calm times. Below is a review of the word peace that can help us know it better and understand clearer that peace is necessary for any spiritual growth. Paul tells us to "let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your [our] hearts." (Colossians 3:15) Examples to Study about Peace: "We have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ has done for us." (Rom. 5:1)Paul's shipwreck on the way to Rome. It was him, the prisoner, who brought peace to the terrified ship mates. (Acts 27:22-24)Definition of Peace: Peace is the tranquility of mind based on the consciousness of a right relationship with God. It is a sense of rest or co…