10. "This is what the LORD says: 'Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,' declares the LORD." - Jeremiah 9:23–24
When one boasts about their self, the loving enemy is present.
While doing nothing to ease the enemy spirit, a fool speaks.
A wise person cultivates these ideas: God is kind, fair and deserving of honor and respect.
God is great because God is loving. There is no greater love than God's, therefore all praise should go to God.
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." - Mother Teresa
People who show great love deserve it because they are mature in cultivating love.
People who have good common sense are the ones who have cultivated love throughout their life.
All God's people are connected in this world, one way or the other. Sometimes we unknowingly sow (plant) badness in others then reap (harvest) the similar bad thing. Some of us who do this are likely in denial or ignorant to the badness we are reaping.
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." - 1 Peter 5:8
Most of the time the badness circle is a cause of selfishness. [Galatians 6:7]
"A joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains one's strength." - Proverbs 17:22
"The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone's concern and like vampires they suck our life's blood." - Bette Davis
Only a few women were stronger than Bette Davis, in her time. (However, it looks like she may have lost some fans after saying the above.)
Patience for the weak is easier to endure when one is strong.
"May your bolts be made of iron and bronze, and may your strength be sufficient for each day you live." - Deuteronomy 33:25
"If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!" - Proverbs 24:10
"Those who trust in the LORD will find new strength." - Isaiah 40:31
"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it." - George. C. Scott
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Vigor is contagious, and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
13. Fasting: Choosing to hold back from desire and to not consume food.
Written in thy Worldwide SEOs Mission Statement is to fast privately for God.
The reason for fasting is to be more energetic in the long term because it cultivates a righteous character.
When fasting, we can use healthy liquids (sport drinks, 100% juice) to restore our energy. Studies have shown that the brain needs nourishment to keep us awake.
Liquid nourishment helps to minimize headaches. One more way to avoid possible overwhelming patience.
Those who fast become aware of the causes of human moods. An effective focus is attention to calmness and causes of alertness.
Why fast? Answer: "To regain the energy you may previously have enjoyed (perhaps when you were more athletic)." - Fasting.com
"I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency." - Plato
"But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." - Jesus Christ
Here are some other good Fasting Quotes.
Jesus said: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." - Matthew 5:48
"Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you." - 2 Corinthians 13:11
Like Jesus, the perfect person is one who does godly things. These things include power over nature, sickness, evil spirits, and death.
"The men were amazed and asked, 'What kind of man is this (Jesus)? Even the winds and the waves obey him!'" - Matthew 8:27
"Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man [who had leprosy]. 'I am willing,' he (Jesus) said. 'Be clean!' Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy." - Matthew 8:3
Those who sacrifice themselves wisely do well in life.
The way to be perfect is to obey all commands found in the old and new testament of the Holy Bible.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." - Matthew 7:24–27
"We must become the change we wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
15. Positive Thinking:
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honourable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." - Philippians 4:8
"Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." - Zig Ziglar
"Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right." - Henry Ford
When we encounter character obstacles, it is likely we are unknowingly living (acting out) the negative thoughts (or said words) of other people. One way to overcome these obstacles is to become aware of the negative thoughts. Another way is to simply "be still" (silent) because "the LORD will fight for you." [Exodus 14:14]
The negative thoughts of other civil people are the harvest of our own foolish planting. [Galatians 6:7]
One righteous thing, in order to minimize negative thoughts coming from others, is to [habitually] do the [positive] opposite of what they say about you. Eventually, they should notice and stop the negativity.
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye," said Jesus. - Matthew 7:5
People who think positively [or negatively] about others will get the same thing in return. [Matthew 7:12]
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"There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty."
"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
"If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help."
Strong is what happens when you run out of weak.
One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
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