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LOVE IS NOT EASILY PROVOKED

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Provoked- Greek - paroxynô This word means: b) to irritate, provoke, arouse to anger 1) to scorn, despise 2) provoke, make angry 3) to exasperate, to burn with anger So in other words love does not irritate, arouse to anger, scorn or burn with anger. Hmmm... what does provoke mean in English again? American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share Thispro·voke   (prə-vôk')  Pronunciation Key
tr.v.  pro·voked, pro·vok·ing, pro·vokes
To incite to anger or resentment. To stir to action or feeling. To give rise to; evoke: provoke laughter.To bring about deliberately; induce: provoke a fight. Would you look at that... the same. I like that last English definition - it brings about deliberately. So whatever is provoked is done with or marked by full consciousness of the nature and effects; intentional. It's a conscious decision to "start something". Love is not easily provoked. It does not easily get angered or aroused to anger. Looking at the disease of multiple sclerosis, i…

JOIN US 3/1/08 4:30PM EST AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS - PLEASE READ

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Yes... tomorrow is the day we need you the most. We need your opinions and suggestions in regards to our brand new self help group. I know, I know..."I don't stay in your area so my opinion is worthless." That's where you are wrong. We need your ideas. No matter where you stay your ideas are needed! Trust they are! THINGS THAT ARE KNOWN ALREADY The who is self explanatory if you are familiar with NMS - women with emotional scars that are damaging their spiritual central nervous system - their eyes (how they see themselves), their spine (aligning their walk with the Word) and their brain (how they think about themselves). The why is also known. Women everywhere needs to know that they are healed from their past and free to walk into a new life with God. The agenda (discussion): WHAT What are we going to do to motivate and inspire women? What special events can we have? What will encourage membership? Special event ideas: Special speakers Restaurant outings To the movies Shopping …

LOVE SEEKETH NOT HER OWN

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Put the map up... What are you looking for? SEEKETH- Greek - zeteo 1) to seek in order to find a) to seek a thing b) to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into c) to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after 2) to seek i.e. require, demand a) to crave, demand something from someone HER OWN Greek - heautou 1) himself, herself, itself, themselves Seek in good old English: seek   (sēk)  Pronunciation Key
v.  sought (sôt), seek·ing, seeks To try to locate or discover; search for. To endeavor to obtain or reach: seek a college education.To go to or toward: Water seeks its own level.To inquire for; request: seek directions from a police officer.To try; endeavor: seek to do good.Obsolete To explore. Have you heard people say, "I'm trying to find myself"? I'm guilty of saying that before. What's my purpose for being here? Even though these may seem like good questions to us - they are not called for with love. Since we discovered in a previou…

LOVE DOESN'T BEHAVE UNSEEMLY

HOW DOES LOVE BEHAVE? Love does not behave itself unseemingly. Greek word: aschemoneo. This long word means simply to act unbecomingl. My mom used to say sometimes, "That's not becoming of a daughter of mine," when i acted up. So what exactly is unbecoming. When something is unbecomingly it is detracting from one's appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly. So love doesn't act in a way that detracts or draw or take aways away from your character or reputation. I find this true in relationships. Are you in a relationship where you feel you have to act unbecomingly? Do you have to take away from who you are? Love never requires us to take away from how we look. God made us the way we are and we should honor and respect his creativity. It doesn't take away from our character or reputation. I should not have to compromise the good in me to get someone's love. Love doesn't require you to do that. If you are in a relationship where you fee…

LOVE IS NOT PUFFED UP

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Puff? Greek word: physioô to inflate, blow up, to cause to swell up a) to puff up, make proud b) to be puffed up, to bear one's self loftily, be proud There is nothing wrong with being proud of yourself and your accomplishments... but there is a limit. Don't be too caught up in who you are that you forget to love - genuinely. Love does not think that, "I've made it and I have every right to feel this way." No! Love says..."I made it and it's my desire to see you do the same." It's not proud. Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.

LOVE VAUNTETH NOT

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Continuing our series on what love isn't and doesn't do... it vaunteth not. The Greek word for vaunteth is perpereuomai, which means 1) to boast one's self 2) a self display, employing rhetorical embellishments in extolling one's self excessively Uh uh! We are not supposed to be this way. Now we dipped into the Greek but what does vaunt mean in good old English? To speak boastfully of; brag about If we really knew what love was and acted on it... do you know how many people would see God for who he really is? Love is not a self display... because love is not about YOU. It does not boast or brag. In other words it does not speak with exaggeration and excessive pride. In case we forgot, our righteousness is as filthy rags... nothing. How do you think you were saved? God's love came and snatched you out of a crummy situation. God forbid we ever get to the point where we forget that love doesn't brag or boast. Whenever we get exalted we should humble ourselves and realiz…

LAST LECTURE- Professor Randy

You may not have seen it or you might have. This professor has months to live but he gives this last lecture. This will inspire you to dream and attain them as you strive to live abundantly. Take a look.



"Almost all of us have childhood dreams..." - The Professor

LOVE DOES NOT ENVY

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This starts our series on what love is and what it does not do. Please be patient with me as internet access is shakey this week. 1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not... Greek for envieth: zçloô 1) to burn with zeal a) to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger With No More Sclerosis this fits perfectly. We take the physical disease of MS and conotate it with the spirit. MS is a chronic inflammatory disease. Chronic meaning it continues to happen over a period of time. Inflammatory meaning tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.. Doesn't envy do this? It causes you "to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger". You see the man that left you twelve years ago and you even remember his scent because that event or "scar" is chronic and inflammatory. It makes you envious. You may not envy the man or his woman directly. (You may not even want him anymore). But you think..."Why does he deserve to be happy?&…

THE LIES WOMEN BELIEVE...

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VALENTINE'S DAY BLUES

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VALENTINE’S DAY BLUES (this poem is dedicated to a dear friend of mine who is struggling with her thoughts on this day set aside for romance and love)

HER THOUGHTS I scream in my dreams and awake wet from sweat Wondering why has God left left, left me alone My heart moans for the one for me so in my dreams I scream CHILDLESS BARREN, NOT ME I want 1 + 1 to equal 3 But for now, forever will I be ...alone? There’s nothing left but me I've been with men No good men who said they were "friends" And to their desires and my desires I gave in Looking for love, I found...sin. Lord, will I ever win? For now, forever will I be ...alone? Laying in my bed I look to my right I see my TV, a nightstand, and one shoe Is this my future... a pair that is just one? Turning over to my left is a flat sheet and fluffed pillow No warm body, no dent left in that pillow from the one The one who would have left early to go to work Oh this is driving me bizerk!!! And I wonder has God left me to be...my heart groans Am I purpose…

THE SIMPLICITY OF THIS PERFECT SALVATION

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It's funny how we over look the simplicity of the Word that offers such profound truth to us. Take for instance: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. -John 3:16 This is what we often tell unbelievers when we talk about the gift of salvation. Let's break this down: God loved the world. Greek word for loved in this sense is agapao, which means: 1) of persons a) to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly So, God welcomed the world, entertained it, was fond of it and loved it dearly - and he still does. He gave his son. Greek word for gave in this passage is didomi, which means, among other definitions: to give one to someone as his own 1) as an object of his saving care 2) to give one to someone, to follow him as a leader and master 3) to give one to someone to care for his interests 4) to give one to someone to whom he already belonged, to return So he gave Jesus to us an object …

APOSTOLIC VOICE

MY FOCUS IS KINGDOM CLEAR!!!

Since the beginning of 2008, I have kept my thoughts patiently ancticipating the manifestation of the promises of God. Kept focus on the my kingdom purpose and the mandate I must fulfill for the Kingdom of God. In doing this I have had to really release the old and truly embrace the new. I know we talked alot about "embracing the New" in 2007, however, then for some of us it was just talk. But since the year of "New Beginnings" has come, how many of us have really embraced the "New" God has for us? Now some of you may be reading this saying, "ok, where is she going with this"? Keep reading you'll found out. Most of us have entered into this year with a great excitement of things just vanishing and starting over, but that has been a false hope. The newness that we are to embrace is a new mindset, THE MIND OF CHRIST. Moving forward in the ways of the Kingdom that truly please God. Not out of emotion, religion or tra…

Love - Unconditionally or Not?

Good Morning and God Bless you all!

I send you greetings from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is indeed the head of my life.

It is so interesting to me how around Valentine's Day (when lover's exchange love notes, gift etc - Websters definition) everyone wants to talk about love..

Hmmm well what about the love that you are suppose to have eveyday flowing through you, in the mall, in the grocery store... where ever you may go. It is funny to see how people get mad because they don't have a Valentine for Valentines Day LOL.. Who is the lover of your soul???

I am laughing because I want us to be mature men and women of God. Just because you don't receive a rose on the 14th of February and a big box of chocolates doesn't mean your not loved.

See we have taken the love out of the equation and replaced it with things. Things can't buy you love, things can't give you love.. The only one who can give you the love that you truly need is your Father! The creator, the…

"THAT'S NOT LOVE" SERIES BEGINNING FEB 20 2008

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1 Corinthians 13:3-6 (The Message)The Message (MSG)Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

   Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
   Love doesn't strut,
   Doesn't have a swelled head,
   Doesn't force itself on others,
   Isn't always "me first,"
   Doesn't fly off the handle,
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn't revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end. We are going to expound on what love is not next week... after all the Valentines g…

IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE...

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Last but not least... If there be any praise (in your thoughts) Greek word for praise in this text is epainos. Meaning, 1) approbation, commendation, praise. So your thoughts should have approbation - Official approval. I can't speak for you but I had that issue. I wanted everyone to approve of me... Not anymore. I'm living for me and I'm seeking the approval of God alone. God's approval is official. It's authoritative and it doesn't need a cosigner. Know that if you are thinking as we've been discussing... God approves your thoughts. In return we should personally approve his Word in our hearts and lives. Not only does he approvable thoughts but he wants you to have commendable thoughts. We are to think as he taught us and we should offer the commendation in our thoughts to him. Your thoughts should have represent God as worthy, qualified, or desirable. In the word commend comes recommend. Re means to do over or repeat. So your thoughts should also advise or …

IS IT VIRTUOUS?

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VIRTUE Okay, this is the second to last post on how we need to be thinking. (Philippians 4:8) We have all read Proverbs 31 - the text about the virtuous woman. Proverbs 31:10 in the Amplified Version states this: A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman--who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. We are supposed to think like this woman. God is asking us to in Philippians 4:8. The Greek definition of course: aretç 1) a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action a) virtue, moral goodness 2) any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity We will quicklly define what our English word, virtue, means according to our dictionary. One definition that stayed with me was conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. When you think, think virtuous. Have your life conformed so that it molds to God's moral and ethical principles. What are principles? They are a determinin…

IS IT OF GOOD REPORT?

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We're continuing in the "What are you thinking?" series based on Philippians 4:8. Paul admonishes us to think on things that are of a "good report". The Greek word for "good report" is euphemos. This word means sounding well, or uttering words of good omen, speaking auspiciously. Dictionary time? How'd you know? When I think should sound well, clear enough I think. It should also utter good omen. In other words it should speak or publicly make known good omen. What on God's green earth is omen? An omen in this case is anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend a good event or circumstance in the future; portent. Okay God. I get it. So what I think has to pertain to a good event in the future. I make this publicly known when I speak it or even write about it. So what is the notion here? What are you thinking about your future? Is it all doom and gloom? "I'll never get a better job." "I'll never find someone …

Thinking on the Word Makes the Word Become a Weapon

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Christian Comments - - DazzleJunction.com


I'm jumping on board here, with sharing a scripture that God has given me as a weapon against the enemy. Lately I have been bombarded with negative thoughts. That's why I thank God for the "Thinking" series posted by Quiyada. It has really sparked some strength in me to fight against the enemy. Late last night, I was studying for a quiz and my mind started venturing off to situations and circumstances that I am previously facing. Seemingly all at once, I started thinking one negative thought after another and before I knew it, a spirit of heaviness was on me. Well, the Lord implanted a scripture in my mind as quickly as the enemy had planted his. "......greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world". I quoted that scripture over and over and over again. I quoted it until I began to feel the anointing of God stirring in my belly. The negative thoughts departed. The fear tucked its tail in defeat and wen…

LET'S THINK LOVELY..this is not your average thinking.

I know I said I wasn't going to post on the series today but Monday may be a little off for me. I may not be online so let's talk lovely. Lovely in the form of this scripture is Greek word prosphilçs - which means acceptable or pleasing. Now you know how we do... pull out the dictionaries. What exactly is acceptable? Acceptable is pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome. When you take in thoughts are they pleasing to you, the receiver? Have you become a dumping ground for other people's thoughts or gossip? If so, your thinking is not acceptable. We are sometimes too busy hearing what everyone else says and God cannot speak. If someone is coming to you with garbage mentally do not accept it. Let the things you accept in your spirit be satisfactory and agreeable with God's will for your life. Pleasing. How can our thoughts be pleasing?  They should be acceptable and they should please you. Alot of us are so bombarded with the stress of life we hardly ever…

Continuing series on Monday, February 4 2008

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BE RIGHT BACK! The "What are you thinking on?" series will continue February 4, 2008. Look forward to reading your comments on the previous entries. This is a really good series and I have learned alot so far. I hope you have too. Have a blessed weekend! Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.