jennifer_bloom

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What I get out of studying Rachel and Leah

In the bible Jacob chose Rachel while his circumstances and father in law chose to give him Leah and Jacob had more children, a happier marriage and a longer marriage with Leah than he did with Rachel who was inferior as a mother and inferior to Leah in the way she treated her husband. What I...

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When God Marries Education

When I was in university, the people I met were almost always incredible and amazing, In my whole time there, I only met three people I did not like and one person that was racist. When I left school, I met racist people around twice a week and liked less than 10% of the people I talked to and I...

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Why failure is nothing to be ashamed of

Bill Gates said it’s more important to heed the lessons of failure then it is to celebrate success. I can find, I failed multiple times by embarrassing myself while trying to serve God. But each mistake I made taught me something new about doing God’s Will and serving him. When I first...

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My Christian Goal Setting Guide For You People

This is my Christian Goal Setting Guideline for You People: Fitness Goals 1 - Focus on spot reduction like building muscle in flabby areas and not on cumulative modification like losing 20% of your body fat 2 - Focus on improvements like better heart rate and not on finalized results like look...

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What the bible says about accessing joy

The bible says he who tills his land will have abundant food but he who chase fantasies lacks judgment: To me, this means those willing to endure the exhaustion, drudgery, monotony and demands of an unpleasant and unhappy job will be given abundant joy and happy indulgences, whether that...

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What the bible says about light and darkness

Mother Teresa was asked if she wanted to participate in an anti war protest and her response was, no, but when you have a supporting peace match I will participate. She understood something all good Christians do, which is that a good faith is built on positives and not on counter negatives. A...

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What the Torah says about the fear of God

The Old Testament gives a series of unique applications for the fear of God 1 - It suggests choosing morals and duties over desires and interests showcase your fear of God 2 - It says refusing to harm children shows your fear of God 3 - It says refusing to bait weak people into sin with...

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How to get what you want when your a Christian

The bible says that the Lord fulfills the desires of those who fear Him It also says if you delight in the Lord, that He will give you the desires of your heart It also says if you ask for something in His name you will get it It says if you believe your prayer has been answered it will be...

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Proof Mercy Leads to Mercy

The Bible says, that blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy and proverbs says a cruel man does himself harm. I can think of examples of both. As a young Christian, I felt deep sympathy for those who suffered and within 6 years, my tribulations ended. A guy I knew who judged me for...

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The Duty of Holiness - It’s Not What You Think

I believe that we have a duty to be grateful to God and that means thinking about the good things God has given us and the good people God has given us. Rabbi Manis Friendman says if you invite somebody to your home and cook for them and then they don’t appreciate anything you make for them, you...

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How I understanding taking up the cross

Jesus said that if you want to follow him, you have to be willing to take up your cross. To me, that means three things 1 - Not giving up just because it’s hard 2 - Doing the right thing even if it’s not fun 3 - Giving up vanities and indulgences when it’s necessary for your character I will...

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What we learn from Jesus criticism of the pious pharisee

In the bible, Jesus criticized a pharisee who prayed about how he was so devoted to God and how that devotion made him better then the non believers and Jesus’ response to the pharisee is that the pharisee would not receive any rewards for his religious behaviour because he lacked humility and...

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How I understand the discipline of God

The bible says God prunes Christians who bear fruit and discards those who fail to bear fruit and I would describe the pruning as any unpleasant, disappointing, depressing or unsavoury experience you encounter that sharpens your wits and makes you more agreeable and considerate as a person. For...

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What God has shown me recently about planning

There is an ancient iron myth that if you follow the rainbow bridge to the end, you will get a pot of gold I know that as a Christian, God sees the future in ways I do not know how to see it, and also, that I have sometimes seen the future in ways that those around me see as impossible. When I...

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The Oil in the Parable of the Ten Maidens

To me, the 10 maidens represent the 10 commandments. The first four involve gratitude towards God and the fifth involves gratitude to human care givers, so the first five maidens who held oil in their hands are those who keep any one of the five laws of gratitude in the Ten Commandments and...

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How to be in good standing with God when your not perfect

The bible says that ever creature that divides the hoof and chews the cud is clean and than it mentions a certain type of rabbit which divides the hoof but does not chew the cud and a pig which chews the cud but does not divide the hoof and says both are unclean creatures for you to eat. To me...

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Why the bible says to seek good and not evil

The bible says those who diligently pursue God’s help and goodness find social and cosmic benefits but those who pursue evil will discover betrayal and abuses from others. I can think of an example of the second one. My aunt is rich with a very successful husband and daughter and a happy...

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These are my 13 Rules for the Christian Life

1 - Be genuine 2 - Pursue public service 3 - Labour for God’s honour 4 - Validate people’s feelings 5 - Pursue the meaning of God 6 - Show respect for holy things 7 - Honour the reputation of other people 8 - Practice gratitude to God and human beings 9 - Trust God to punish your enemies and do...

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What my dream taught me about God’s help

Years ago, God told me I would achieve extreme greatness if I avoided two bad habits and ways of thinking. I now know the two bad habits are slothfulness and material greed. I realized this year, that as long as I do God’s will, I need not worry about my life, from a financial perspective, I...

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How I Teach Myself Bible

There are three sources I access to get information on the bible that I think are relevant to you as well. 1. Observing patterns I see in the world. For example, I noticed inclusive Christians tend to be happier so I concluded God was talking about inclusivity when He said to pursue His...

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