Strolling through "The Kingdom""
Kalispell, Montana USA
female, age 27
Joined december, 2008
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS Lord, make us instruments
of your peace.
Where there is hatred
let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not
so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood
as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving
that we receive;
It is in pardoning
that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are
born to eternal life.
THE CLEAR MIND AND HEART" By Rev. Keliihananui Makalani ~KAHUNAGURU~
A Clear Mind and Heart is like the RISING SUN constant in its movement across the skies Sometimes dark clouds come ...They cover it, but the Sun like Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is always there behind them. Dark clouds go away.....the Sun like Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shines brightly Like the Truth. Do...n’t worry about a Clear Mind or Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ it is always there
It comes... and it goes,
You must not be attached to the coming or the goings of it”
FREEDOM FIGHTER.POWER OF ONE.HUNAPRIESTESS.DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH.FOLLOWER OF LORD JESUS CHRIST. JOHN3:16Jesus Christ Our Creator "For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, (Colossians 1:16
WORLD UNITY THROUGH SPIRIT. HAVING THE BELIEF THAT OUR TRUE HERITAGE IS NOT RACE,CREED,CULTURE,RELIGION,OR GENDER, BUT SPIRIT.....WORLD UNITY KNOWING THAT WE HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON "WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS
1 -- Today, I will reflect on what peace means to me.
2 -- Today, I will look at opportunities to be a peacemaker.
3 -- Today, I will practice nonviolence and respect for Mother Earth by making good use of her resources.
4 -- Today, I will take time to admire and appreciate nature.
5 -- Today, I will plant seeds--plants or constructive ideas.
6 -- Today, I will hold a vision of plenty for all the world's hungry and be open to guidance as to how I can help alleviate some of that hunger.
7 -- Today, I will acknowledge every human being's fundamental right to justice, equity, and equality.
8 -- Today, I will appreciate the earth's bounty and all of those who work to make my food available (i.e., grower, trucker, grocery clerk, cook, waitress, etc.).
9 -- Today, I will work to understand and respect another culture.
10 -- Today, I will oppose injustice, not people.
11 -- Today, I will look beyond stereotypes and prejudices.
12 -- Today, I will choose to be aware of what I talk about and I will refuse to gossip.
13 -- Today, I will live in the present moment and release the past.
14 -- Today, I will silently acknowledge all the leaders throughout the world.
15 -- Today, I will speak with kindness, respect, and patience to every person that I talk with on the telephone.
16 -- Today, I will affirm my value and worth with positive "self talk" and refuse to put myself down.
17 -- Today, I will tell the truth and speak honestly from the heart.
18 -- Today, I will cause a ripple effect of good by an act of kindness toward another.
19 -- Today, I will choose to use my talents to serve others by volunteering a portion of my time.
20 -- Today, I will say a blessing for greater understanding whenever I see evidence of crime, vandalism, or graffiti.
21 -- Today, I will say "No" to ideas or actions that violate me or others.
22 -- Today, I will turn off anything that portrays or supports violence whether on television, in the movies, or on the Internet.
23 -- Today, I will greet this day--everyone and everything--with openness and acceptance as if I were encountering them for the first time.
24 -- Today, I will drive with tolerance and patience.
25 -- Today, I will constructively channel my anger, frustration, or jealousy into healthy physical activities (i.e., doing sit-ups, picking up trash, taking a walk, etc).
26 -- Today, I will take time to appreciate the people who provide me with challenges in my life, especially those who make me angry or frustrated.
27 -- Today, I will talk less and listen more.
28 -- Today, I will notice the peacefulness in the world around me.
29 -- Today, I will recognize that my actions directly affect others.
30 -- Today, I will take time to tell a family member or friend how much they mean to me.
31 -- Today, I will acknowledge and thank someone for acting kindly.
32 -- Today, I will send a kind, anonymous message to someone.
33 -- Today, I will identify something special in everyone I meet.
34 -- Today, I will discuss ideas about nonviolence with a friend to gain new perspectives.
35 -- Today, I will practice praise rather than criticism.
36 -- Today, I will strive to learn from my mistakes.
37 -- Today, I will tell at least one person they are special and important.
38 -- Today, I will hold children tenderly in thought and/or action.
39 -- Today, I will listen without defending and speak without judgment.
40 -- Today, I will help someone in trouble.
41 -- Today, I will listen with an open heart to at least one person.
42 -- Today, I will treat the elderly I encounter with respect and dignity.
43 -- Today, I will treat the children I encounter with respect and care, knowing that I serve as a model to them.
44 -- Today, I will see my so-workers in a new light--with understanding and
45 -- Today, I will be open to other ways of thinking and acting that are different from my own.
46 -- Today, I will think of at least three alternate ways I can handle a situation when confronted with conflict.
47 -- Today, I will work to help others resolve differences.
48 -- Today, I will express my feeling honestly and nonviolently with respect for myself and others.
49 -- Today, I will sit down with my family for one meal.
50 -- Today, I will set an example of a peacemaker by promoting nonviolent responses.
51 -- Today, I will use no violent language.
52 -- Today, I will pause for reflection.
53 -- Today, I will hold no one hostage to the past, seeing each-as I see myself-as a work in process.
54 -- Today, I will make a conscious effort to smile at someone whom I have held a grudge against in the past.
55 -- Today, I will practice compassion and forgiveness by apologizing to someone whom I have hurt in the past.
56 -- Today, I will reflect on whom I need to forgive and take at least one step in that direction
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PRINCIPLES OF PEACE(SPIRIT) February 02, 2006 8:16 PM
57 -- Today, I will forgive myself.
58 -- Today, I will embrace the spiritual belief of my heart in my own personal and reflective way.
59 -- Today, I will enlarge my capacity to embrace differences and appreciate the value of every human being.
60 -- Today, I will be compassionate in my thoughts, words, and actions.
61 -- Today, I will cultivate my moral strength and courage through education and creative nonviolent action.
62 -- Today, I will practice compassion and forgiveness for myself and others.
63 -- Today, I will use my talents to serve others as well as myself.
64 -- Today, I will serve humanity by dedicating myself to a vision greater than myself.
The Real Woman Creed
I believe that within me lies an extraordinary radiance, and I commit to letting my light loose in the world.
I believe that the source of my power and wisdom is in the center of my being, and I commit to acting from this place of strength.
I believe that I possess an abundance of passion and creative potential and I commit to the expression of these gifts.
I believe that the time has come to let go of old notions and unhealthy attitudes, and I commit to re-examine what I have been told about beauty and dismiss what insults my soul.
I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my well-being, and I commit to thinking and speaking positively about myself and others.
I believe that young women are in need of positive role models, and I commit to being an example of authenticity and self-love.
I believe in the relationship between my well-being and the well-being of the planet, and I commit to a life of mindfulness that regards all living things as holy and worthy of my love.
I believe it is my spiritual responsibility to care for my body with respect, kindness and compassion, I commit to balancing my life in such a way that my physical being is fully expressed and nurtured.
I believe that joy is an essential part of wellness, and I commit to removing obstacles to joy and creating a life that is full of exuberance.
I believe that a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate, attractive force, and I commit, from this day forward, to loving myself deeply and extravagantly. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1004538049#/kuuipo.makalani?ref=profile
"IMAGINE " Sermon for Sunday December 13, 2009(A lesson in cause and affect) By Kuuipo MakalaniShare
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Sermon for Sunday December 13, 2009
By Kuuipo Makalani
Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour is risen! He is risen, indeed! Imagine the sadness of the world if the Saviour was still in His tomb? Imagine the darkness, the despair, the terrible tragedy of our condition if Jesus Christ Lord and Saviour were dead....... This day we give thanks to God for the crucified Christ is alive. He is our living Lord and Saviour and it is His redeeming resurrection we proclaim. May God's good news touch our hearts. Lord, grant this grace to us all. Amen.
Less than a mile from my home stands a billboard. It is a very pretty little billboard, actually. It's panels look like they are put together with bits of blue and red and yellow stained glass. As to the billboard's message, that is also incredibly simple. In great, bold, black letters, the sign carries three words: "Imagine No Religion." The first time I drove past that billboard I did as it suggested. I tried to imagine a world in which there was no religion, where all the things religion had built, touched, and transformed over the centuries was eliminated or neutralized. My problem was this: when I contemplated a world without religion, I was overwhelmed. There were simply too many things which needed to be altered and modified and eliminated and erased.
For example, many of our hospitals, our nursing homes, the hospices, the retirement communities have been founded by religious organizations. In contrast, I know of very few similar places which have been built upon the humanitarian altruism of atheists and agnostics. Imagine No Religion. Next I thought of the colleges and universities which were begun by religious institutions. Then there is the army of volunteers which has found their motivation, their inspiration and their association in the church. The contributions i give to share the Saviour. Others sharing the Saviour's story for almost decades. Organizations also send out caring Christian teams to locations around the world. In the Name of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, those teams bring learning supplies to children who live on a garbage dump in Mexico, or they may help rebuild a family fishing boat which has been destroyed by a tsunami in Asia, or they may work to reclaim and restore a church building desecrated and despoiled by decades of Communist persecution, or they may work closer to home, renovating and repairing southern homes made unlivable by a hurricane. Once I got started thinking about the volunteers it was difficult to stop. There are so many who, having received the Christ's blood-bought forgiveness and the salvation which it gives, have come forward to share their precious Saviour in whatever way they can, wherever they can, to as many people as they can.
Imagine No Religion. In recent weeks I have passed that billboard numerous times. Each time I drove by I tried to follow through on its suggestion to imagine a world without religion. I thought about the laws which we enjoy in North America. Many of those laws are founded on Biblical principles established by the Triune God who recognizes the value of all people. That is why here we do not discriminate between Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female. Recent world history has shown what does happen when leaders deny Divine direction, guidance and blessing, preferring to elevate and emphasize their wisdom, their power, their vision. You don't have to look far to see what the state will do when religion is removed. Look to the Nazis of Germany in the 1930s. They tried to legislate religion out of the lives of their citizenry. You know what happened to the Jews, the gypsies, the mentally challenged, the minorities, the conquered countries, anyone who did not measure up, who did not conform. You know what happened. You've seen the movies of the gas chambers and the concentration camps. Yes, imagine a world where there is no religion. It's easy to do. In vast Russia and populated China, atheism and agnosticism had many years to solidify hatred of the Creator and His church. Only now are there historians beginning to tally up the millions who were beaten and banished, the many tens of millions who were murdered and massacred and starved to death by their own brutal and sadistic rulers.
Of course, there were many times when my billboard-inspired imaginings were not so dark. There were times when I passed that sign and I thought of all the Christian people I had known over the years who had been a very personal blessing to me. How much poorer my life would have been without my Christian father. .
I thought of the Christian ladies who prepared and served meals for mourning families after a funeral; of Christian friends who, for hours, sat in silence by the side of parents who had a child who was seriously ill. I remembered the good Samaritans who had, completely behind the scenes and without anyone ever knowing, provided financial help for those who were struggling. I remembered the Christian teachers, brilliant, dedicated, underpaid Christian teachers who consistently went above and beyond the call of duty.......Those who wish only to bring the Saviour's story of salvation to people whom they will never meet, people whose names they will never know, people who live in places they will never go.
Because of a billboard I had remembered the countless blessings I had received from my crucified and risen Saviour. Quite frankly, this is an awful lot for a little billboard to do. It was a lot to ask of a street sign which carried only three words: Imagine No Religion. Somthing John Lennon also asked us to do, and now I know why.... I had imagined such a world and was thankful I would never live in such a place.......
That's why, one day I decided to express my appreciation to the people who had put up the sign. I wanted to thank those who had encouraged me to offer thanks for the multitude of blessings God has given to me through the perfect life, the innocent suffering, the unjust death, and victorious resurrection of His Son. So I could get an address, a phone number, an email, something which might allow me to contact these people, the next time I passed by that billboard I slowed down. There, in a corner at the bottom I found out this sign had been put up by the "Freedom From Religion Foundation."
Did you get that? The small print said the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" had purchased the billboard. Quite frankly, I was shocked. I had thought the billboard had been put up by some conscientious Christian organization committed to helping people realize what they'd been missing if there were no loving God involved in the affairs of men; if there were no Saviour to die on the cross of Calvary as our heaven-sent Substitute; if there were no risen Redeemer to promise, "Because I live, you will live also"(John 14:19). Apparently, and this is just a guess, when the folks at the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked me to imagine a world without religion they were under the impression I would see a world which would be clean and bright and beautiful, where people would live in peace and harmony and everyone, without a busybody accusatory, narrow-minded God, would be free to reach their complete and total potential.
In fact, just the opposite occurred. Rather than rejoicing in the possibility of no religion, I gave thanks for my faith and prayed others may be similarly blessed by the Lord. The Freedom From Religion billboard was designed to show a world without God... it did and that world just isn't all that attractive.
Let me explain. Once, long ago, when the Lord had complete control of His creation, things had been good. In fact, they had been very good. One might say, without fear of contradiction, that things were perfect. There was no pain, no tears, no sickness, no death, no fights, nothing bad. God had a perfect relationship with His people and the harmony and peace between them was a wondrous thing to see. And it was right about then that Satan showed up and whispered, "Adam, Eve, I'd like you to imagine a world with no religion, a world without God, a world where you'd be as smart as He is, a world where you, not He, would be in control." Adam and Eve did imagine that world. They bought into Satan's suggestion and they disobeyed God. They revolted against the Creator and they did the one thing He had asked them NOT to do.
They sinned, and because they sinned, we are living in a sinful world and our children will reside in a decaying, dying universe. Which, quite amazingly, takes us to the one place where the Freedom From Religion people and I agree. We both think this world, as it stands right now, is pretty messed up, and if things are going to get straightened around and fixed up, somebody is going to have to do something. Although I can't speak for those folks, I think we agree on that. What we don't agree on is which somebody is going to fix this broken world and how this fixing is going to happen.
That's where the people of this world and the people of God have always disagreed. The rebellious world says to the Lord, "Leave me alone, stay out of my life; let me be; let me control my fate, my future. You have nothing to offer me; nothing that I really want. Let me imagine a world without You; a world without religion, a world without Your laws; a world without all the pains and problems theology has produced. Let me make my world the way I want." Such enthusiasm, such courage, such dedication! This is the familiar cry which has come out of every godless generation since time began. To this cry I can only answer: Who is stopping you? Please, feel free to create your utopia, your godless Shangri-la.
Better yet, why not join one of those groups of liberated souls who have already created a society without religion. Over the centuries there have been many such groups who have come together in an experiment to live without God's hand or rule. I wonder, where are those groups now? I would like to point out their successes, because all of these groups I've read about soon broke apart. I would dearly love to hear an explanation on how the mutineers from the Bounty faired on Pitcairn Island. Those souls had every advantage. They were living in a place with a temperate climate, where there was food, water, and land enough for everyone. Certainly if any group ever had a chance to imagine a world, live in a world without God and religion, it was that group of mutineers. Tell me how long did it take before they started killing each other off? Tell me, why did they not, on their own, reason out a peace? Tell me, why did it take the gentle preaching of Christianity to restore harmony to the survivors?
In contrast to residing in a world without God, I welcome the prospect of living in a place which preaches the Christ and shares the Saviour. I prefer God's alternative to our fallen situation. You do know that alternative, don't you? Please, let me explain. Seeing our helplessness, knowing our faults, our flaws, and our failings, the Triune God sent His Son into this world to save us from our sins, to rescue us from Satan, from our shortcomings, from ourselves. Realizing we could never extricate ourselves from sin's web-like entanglements, the Lord Jesus was born of a virgin in Bethlehem. From that moment on, and for the next 33 years, Jesus went about the Father's business of saving us. Every place we have failed, there Jesus succeeded; where we have been befouled and besmirched by transgression, Jesus remained untouched and untainted; while we have lived for ourselves, Jesus existed completely and totally for the salvation of others.
All this He did so that anyone, everyone who believes on Him as Saviour might be rescued, redeemed, and restored. By His life of sacrifice, through His innocent death on the cross, by His glorious resurrection from the dead on the third day, Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour has proven Himself the world's Saviour. With nail-pierced hands He, and He alone, beckons the lost world to a new and Eternal Life. Imagine a world without religion; imagine a world without a Saviour? Not me. I have seen what happens to the hearts of men when God is banished. I have seen what happens to nations and neighborhoods, communities and countries when the Lord is exiled. Far better for us to recognize our sin, to fall before the Saviour in repentance of that sin and to be raised up forgiven, free, and saved.
That is what the crucified and risen Jesus can do for us. It is what only the Saviour can do for us. These are facts that you dare not doubt. Please, my friends, don't doubt Him. Years ago, when Jesus was walking this earth doing ministry, His cousin John had such a moment of doubt. That moment came when the Baptizer was locked away in prison for having condemned the sin of a king. Alone, facing the possible loss of his life, John wanted to be sure, absolutely sure, Jesus was the Saviour of the world. To get an answer, he sent some of his friends to ask, "Jesus, are you the One?" It's a reasonable request, one that every human being ought to ask. "Jesus, are You the One? Are You the One in whom I should trust; the One who will save me; the One who has redeemed me and wishes to rescue me? Are You The One and Only Redeemer?"
The day John's disciples asked that question, Jesus was very busy. He was busy with those who were sick, those who were hurting; those who were mourning. He was busy with people like you and me. When Jesus finally spoke to the Baptizer's men, He said this: "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me." Earlier in this message we talked about a sign which said: Imagine No Religion. Now God would like to ask you to imagine something.
He'd like you to imagine what it would take for someone to convince you He is the Saviour of the world. Tell me, what would it take? What would He have to do? I can tell you what Jesus did that day John doubted. Men and women who had been blind, legitimately, long-term blind, all of a sudden could see. Those who had hobbled to Jesus on crutches and with canes, those who had to be carried because they were crippled -- they went home that day under their own power. What doctors had not been able to accomplish, Jesus did. In a second. Impressed? Good, but Jesus wasn't done yet. Lepers, outcasts, dying, doomed lepers were made well. But there's more; the deaf were given the ability to hear a baby's cry and the Saviour's words of healing and hope. And there's more. What would it take for you to believe that Jesus is the One who can save you? The dead were raised to life. Not sort of dead, not kind of dead, not mostly dead, but dead dead. Would the raising of the dead do it for you? Imagine. What would it take?
ACCEPT THIS DAY JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR!
PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR,
"SEEING OTHERS THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD" ( A lesson in Vision) By Kuuipo Makalani
Today at 10:35am
SEEING OTHERS THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD
Reposted by request
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
“Let us fix our eyes on Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
(Hebrews 12:2 NIV)
“Dear Hearts, we are now God's children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when The Lord and Saviour is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.” (1John 3:2)
“For those whom He knew beforehand He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son Jesus Christ, so that He would be the first born among many brethren;” (Romans 8;2)
Here in these verses love and faith are joined to declare the awesome future that awaits us who are the children of the Most High God.
Our Lord and Saviours kind of love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and enduring.
Because from Our Lord and Saviours Eternal perspective He sees us not in our imperfect state as we are now, but He sees us as we will be in His Eternal Kingdom.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as the author and the perfecter of our faith could endure all that he endured including the cross because he had a faith vision of what would be accomplished.
We are God's beloved children (John 3:16-17) and what we will be has not been revealed as of yet. In other words we are not there yet, but we will be there one day. We will be conformed into His image. To the image of Jesus our Lord and Saviour
Our Lord knows who His children are. His children are those who will respond to the Gospel and will be born again. He is outside our realm of time and space, and He is the Eternal Creator. He knows the end from the beginning.
Our Lord and Saviours love provokes us to see the potential in others, who are in Christ, Our Lords kind of love will help us not to focus the imperfections that can be so difficult to over look , and we begin to see the potential that belongs to a child of God.
What if when we while raising our children all we ever did was focus on their failures? What if we always reminded them of how imperfect they are?
What if we only focused on how badly our one year old walks or talks, only focused on how they are today. This would be cruel and abusive to treat any child like this.
We know in our hearts the potential that is in that small child and we help them to enter into their potential. We encourage them, and we do everything in our power to help them.
Prayer: Heavenly Father help us to see others the way you do. We repent for focusing on the weaknesses and failures of others, and for not looking at others through the eyes of love which always sees the potential of what we all will become through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In Jesus name Amen
PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR,