As a dog lover but not a dog owner, my son and I have to get our doggy fix when we see random dogs in state parks. lol. It’s not as weird as it sounds.
Often, we’ll see enthusiastic dogs on a leash, leading their owners down a park trail or a hiking trail.
The owners will usually pull their doggy to the side to increase space between us and them so that, just in case we don’t like dogs, the dog won’t impose their happiness on us.
when the dog looks at us in a friendly way,
the words, “Can we pet your dog?” will escape.
And then seconds later, the dog’s leash will be loosened and the friendly dog will be under our hands! These dogs are usually so soft and well taken care of!
I like this experience because everyone seems happy – the owners don’t mind sharing their dog for 1 or 2 minutes, my son and I meet a new dog and learn their name, and the dog gets some kind words and pets! It’s an overall win!
Once someone who had a huge dog told me, “Maybe you’ll get your own dog one day.” LOL I know right?! But until I get a proper yard, I think I’ll just enjoy random dogs instead 🙂
It’s nice to have someone to call in an emergency. Even if you don’t have family or friends to call on, you can call the police and they’ll come to help you.
Hopefully your life is mild and you don’t have any extreme emergencies because then that’s safer for everyone.
But if you’re in danger, the police and other emergency responders have chosen to live part of their lives dedicated to helping other people regardless of who it actually is that called.
Sure, all officers are not perfect Angels BUT I only want to talk about what Lord God is pleased with and so I want to say thanks for the officers who genuinely want to help people and keep everyone safe!
You guys are so brave to go toward trouble when something is gone wrong.
Thanks for being here for us and big thanks to the nice officers who are genuinely cool!
Sometimes you may reject a label / being labeled because it may box you in.
However it will also free you when you realize that you can have more than one label! You can have tons! Choose the ones that you enjoy the most so that when it comes up, you will be proud with that label.
I received a new label from Lord God recently. As you can probably tell by the title.
I am PROUD to be a Nazarene but there’s an even better part to the story- God and Jesus are also happy to have me in the fold.
I’ll explain –
Before becoming a Christian, I already wanted to change my name because I already evolved.
When Jesus became my brother and The Lord God started speaking to me, I told them that I would like a Christian name.
It didn’t come right away. I actually changed my name 2 times before going before changing my name officially.
The first name I had was Natalie, which means Christmas. And Freeman, which is obvious what it means lol
The second name change was more whimsical.
Then a few days before I was to meet the Judge, God gave me a last name straight from the Bible. Great!!
My middle name dropped on me maybe 7 or 8 minutes before I signed it officially. That’s Ariel! Which is also in the Holy Bible, although I didn’t know it at that time.
Finally, my first name is phonetically similar to Nazareth with one less syllable.
If you’re unfamiliar, Nazareth is the town where Jesus Christ is from.
And so a month after changing my name, God told me that He named me after Jesus’s hometown. Then I read the Nazirine Vow and I realized that that’s already my lifestyle! And then God was like “DUH that’s because you’re a Nazarene, Nadirah.”
The Nazirine Vow is to abstain from drinking wine (I’m a beer person anyway, wine gives me a headache lol), dont cut my hair (dreadlocks over here) and finally, don’t hang around dead stuff. Which I dont really do, I’m a vegetarian! (That’s a joke lol God wasn’t really referring to animals.)
Hmm and then what else? There was one more thing I wanted to share here…
Oh okay. So being a Nazarene… Jesus said that He was not able to perform many miracles in His town because people didn’t believe in Him there. I definitely relate to that because I’m from a community of people who turned out to be not very kind to me.
So I relate to Jesus in that way.
But the best part about Nazarenes? They were with Jesus in the beginning! They believed in Him and so the Nazarenes are the first Christians by that name. However since there is a church by that name and I am not associated with them, I spell my title as Nazarine.
I’m so honored that Lord God saw fit to name me and also bring me into the fold. I feel so much Best Friend energy with them!
I wasn’t alive when Jesus was walking around teaching BUT when I read his stories, my soul is there.
For example – when Jesus got arrested, the disciples left Him because that’s what they were supposed to do. But when I read that, I was heartbroken. All of Jesus’s friends left Him in the hands of those awful people?!?!?! No way. I told Jesus, “I would not have left you.” And then I think that is the first time I saw Jesus and God looking down on me as physical energetic figures.
And then later that night, I was with unbelievers and they were mean to me in a way. So I didn’t want to walk past them. And then Jesus came to me and He reminded me of the exact moment that the disciples left him and I told him that I wouldn’t leave him. He said “Stay with me” & He was teaching me what HE had to go though. And He said, “those people were awful and ridiculed me, Nadirah. I DIED. These people may be mean, but they’re not going to kill you.”
And so that gave me the strength to walk past those mean people. Lol.
Jesus helped to heal me as well. This is more recently but not this month.
I was dealing with feelings of low self-worth. I was crying and sad. I had doubts that I was working hard enough to deserve the good things that God gives. I talked to God about it. He is so patient.
Jesus came to me and He told me that I am worthy. He reminded me that The Lord knows all about what I have been though and His presence was so strong as He told me that I am worthy of love and most importantly, I am worthy of having peace and rest in my mind.
And The Lord is pleased with that. Thank you Jesus!
Lord God is so pleased that I listen to Jesus because that means that I follow His Will.
I’m not perfect at it but I really do look up to Jesus. I wasn’t kidding when I said He was my brother lol and now I see that, as a Nazarene Christian, all of the spiritual energies that I believe in also now recognize me as a Holy Spirit as well.
GOD IS so kind. Never forget that!
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I’ve been having a deep spiritual moment for the past 3-6 months. It keeps getting deeper, especially after realizing Jesus the Christ is also Lord God Almighty!
I want to tell you all about the spiritual journey BUT I also want to get to the point of this post so here we go
The title is: How to hear The Voice of God (in your head!) Using a Holy Bible
There are 2 levels to hearing The Voice of The Lord
Level 1 – The Voice while you read the Bible
Level 2 – Level 1 and other times too
The requirement is that you’ll read the Holy Bible.
Level 2 is completely up to The Lord and His relationship hanging out with you!
Have you read the Holy Bible before?
Many of the Old Testament stories are people who were stubborn and mean to God but The Lord usually helped them anyway.
And God was pleased when everyone respectfully recognized Him as Almighty.
The Voice of God may be considered a frequency. When you read the Holy Bible, The Lord hears you.
So I suggest that you read parts of the Holy Bible that show God being happy 🙂
And then read the parts where God is an angry blaze of fire ready to destroy!
I used the above examples because that is easily accessible for everyone to try.
And so that is how you will be able to hear Gods voice in your head. If it is THE LORDS WILL His voice will be unmistakably Holy.
HE sounds LIKE MUSICAL NOTES SOMETIMES.
If it doesn’t work immediately, practice patience and trust The Lord. People have been mean to God in the past so He and Jesus judge your heart to see how they will proceed with you.
The intensity of The Voice varies according to your relationship with The Lord. If you can feel His Love and love Him sincerely, u should be good. Clear your head probably.
GOD uses very strong language and it’s heavy sometimes.
This will make me sound like a pansy but – even seeing the word ‘Evil’ will repel me from reading particular verses! The “Fear of God” words are like daggers. But the “Love of God” words are like emoji pillows. Lol
God IS pleased with me and I am so humbled.
So I humbly offer the suggestion of “Read the Bible” to get closer to God.
Remember when I wrote that you can get closer to God by thinking about Him? It’s like that.
Read a Holy Bible chapter that starts “THE LORD SAID” and read what He says. The entire book is God’s words. I learned today that he trusted the prophets to write the books. And so I have to give a shout out to the Prophet Moses too. He wrote 5 books in the Holy Bible! The first ones! Ayeee Go Moses!
So for God to talk to you at other times
You really should ASK GOD!
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