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The Mirror of My Soul   Leave a comment

From within the mirror of my soul, God sees my complete makeup of who I am. He hears
my unspoken words, because he reads my thoughts. Man judge me by my outer appearance, because he can not know me as God, know me. Man condemn me, for the things that God find to be justified of me. Man hates me, for the things God Love about me.
There is no secret or thought, I can keep from him. And there is no secret place I can dwell in to hide from him. Wherever I go, he is there. Therefore, he is forever present with me.
Father in heaven,
When I fall on my knees before you, please show me your grace and mercy. I need to know that sin, will not cause you to withhold the answer to my desires and needs that I request from you. In my life, where I am weak, strengthen me, lead me in the way of righteousness, and guide my path with your wisdom. God help me to do the things that pleases you. Help me to feel compassion, empathy, and sympathy for others.

Amen
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
Barrier’s Books & Associates
03/06/2017

Exercise Is Not Enough   1 comment

Exercise Is Not Enough

“My holy of holies is the human body; health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love, and absolute freedom-freedom from violence and falsehood, no matter how the last two manifest themselves.” Anton Chekhov

When we view the statement above and the thoughts of the Apostle Paul on the human body, we can agree that exercise alone, is not enough to qualify for complete fulfillment of a healthy body; that would include the mind and soul within each individual.

The Apostle Paul clearly believed that there are benefits for the body through exercising, but more is needed to fully benefit the whole person.  Paul stated “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” 1Timothy 4:8 (King James Version)

Spirituality plays an Important Role in Good Health

“Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.”_Izaak Walton

Health is something that is very valuable and should never be taken for granted.  We should do all that is possible to take good care of our health. And encourage others to do the same. Prayers are always needed for God’s intervention, being that he is the one who designed our body.

In order for a person to be complete and to have a healthy body, a healthy diet, and a healthy mind is needed, along with a good exercising program.  When a person only exercise, eat unhealthy foods, and have no spiritual consciousness they will tire quicker, and their stress level will be higher.

Be blessed in health and happiness,

__Ellen J. Barrier

Keeping Your Business Safe   Leave a comment

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Psalm 92:1, 2 (K.J.V)

Note: Giving thanks to God and singing praises inspires hope, and produces courage, determination, and strength. It also, gives us comfort and peace. Those who possess find satisfaction. Surveys have been done with positive results for prayer regarding those who pray frequently.

There are times when every individual need to empty their mind to someone without having their personal business being publicized to others who can make things worse by spreading false rumors.

Prayer works for me.

Flesh vs. Spirit: the War Within   Leave a comment

Whether trying to maintain a desired weight, remaining faithful to a spouse or reaching a goal, temptation exists – causing its victim to make a choice and sometimes several choices. When the individual feels guilty and want to do good by correcting mistakes, but finds themselves powerless against the temptation, the battle is within -thereby, causing the individual to become imbalanced. The flesh and the spirit are now at war.

Paul, the Apostle, clearly understood these things. He stated, ” For I know that in me [that is, in my flesh] dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but  the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” Romans 7:18-20.

No human being, is empowered to live above temptation. But, we can find ways to control our fleshly desires, and to reach our goals. It is too difficult to fight these battles alone – to do so, often leads to self destruction. For more information, I recommend this book to inspire courage, hope and strength.

How To Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
Authors: George C. Barrier Sr., & Ellen J. Barrier
ISBN 978-0-9-794043-0-6
Copyright© 1994

Search inside this book: http://barriersbooks.com/bookstore.html

Depression and Distress   1 comment

Depression and Distress

My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am like a sparrow alone upon the house top.

But thou, LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

This shall be written for all generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth: to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

Note: When people are experiencing overwhelming pangs of despair from the loss of a loved one or loved ones, terminal illness, health problems, loss of income, personal property, (one of both home or vehicle), and other personal losses; when there is no place to go for help, or when help comes too slow;

stress becomes unbearable and if not controlled, the individual will lapse into stages of depression. When a person becomes distressed, the mind looks for a way to escape from the prison that individual feels they are in. There are different methods people seek that they feel will best help them. During these times sleep is most affected. Some people experience panic attacks.

The writer of this information shared his experience with us. He turned to Spiritual intervention for deliverance and help, to rebuild his life.

Source of information: Psalm 102:4-7 & 12-19 (K.J.V)

The Journey of Life   4 comments

The Journey of Life

Life is a journey for each of us. We travel it on a long path that is often winding and adventurous. Along the way we encounter many challenges and face many obstacles. Our goal is to reach a certain destination.  Many of us have several goals to reach. Some will reach all of their goals while others will reach a few.  However, we must always keep in mind, there are new travelers entering into our paths each day who will face some of the same obstacles we faced, and offer to them a helping hand.

Lord, Make Me Better   5 comments

God is to us what the potter is to clay that is molded into beautiful vessels. He has the wisdom to make us better. There are times when our lives become marred with unrighteous behavior toward God, and toward other people.  Somewhere along the way, we stopped caring about how we treated others, and became selfish, arrogant and lifted up in pride.

 

We lost our human-feeling of kindness, respect for ourselves and for others. We forgot what it feels like to be lied on, to be cheated out of something that belonged to us, to be treated equal with others, we forgot how to love and how to like. And developed a lack of caring.

 

Such individuals have ended up in a prison they built for themselves – that is one of sadness, shame and loneliness.  They became angry with themselves, and developed hate toward others. Therefore, the spirits of destruction controls their bodies and souls. They have become a danger to themselves and to society. The demons living within such individuals hold them in a prison of madness, one of which they can never escape without the power of God.

 

*Demons are evil spirits. They have no conscious. Their purpose is to destroy.

Scripture:  In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Psalm 120:1

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