LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER

wp-1578155912388.jpgLiving happily ever after in book fiction novels of stories read by children and teenagers imprints toxic phrase on their minds during innocent years of life only to expect life to be happily ever after. So adults protect children from unsettling gory details of life to spare them from the horror tragedies of adult world. But reinforces ignorance is bliss mindset so misled, think real life happily ever after.wp-1578156074640.jpg Misinforms children, practical life cause stress and anxiety if unequipped to face challenges of life. Life gets complex and harder if unprepared for unpredictable circumstances. Mystery telling children Santa brings gifts through chimney over night at Christmas gives ‘peace of mind’ to adults pestered over presents. But the same children exposed to violent games online some parents are unawares of. wp-1578157623245.jpgModern theory says pointing errors to a child to correct them discourages them, seem think they are doing great, creates bubble fantasy spared feeling of children growing up unaware of counter balances of true realities of life. Encouraged to live in insulated bubbles cocoon only relate with peers don’t mix or interact with family on daily basis. So boxed in age groups live them versus us lives unprepared for real life in world. wp-1578156191693.jpgSponsored by some gigantic corporate business interests lives life in a virtual fantasy world on the surface all seems acceptable and cool. Children playing a computer game seen as having fun and not hurting anyone is preoccupied not disturbing adults too busy to interact with them. Told babies come from birds delivered to the family. After exhausting day at work cook, clean do chores tired with no time to spare in the routine set.wp-1578151833694.jpg Life seems alright and few times in the week taken to the music, piano lessons, football games tennis, swimming ballet, Kumon so list endless. Things work well until crucial transitions of encouraging children at their appropriate ages to be independent. Looked after and waited on hand and foot expected to get on as adult in life, moves to university or own apartment often in shock with anxiety. wp-1578156369899.jpgOld system does not allow to help in the family home growing up never help to cook, clean or run errands, considered against the law. Social services called if the child home alone, helps in family to cook, clean, farm etc. grow up naive. So bring laundry home weekends, packed meal to eat or buy take away junk foods. Children are great sources of income for multibillions industries making money at expense of children’s development. wp-1578156464232.jpgStunted brain growth from the years of playing computer games are distracted from focus on studies. Acquire excellent online gaming skills for the multibillion profits for few. UN says they experience mental illness addiction to online games and unable to focus on a school studies, grades drop. Many lack grades to study further or do a work route professional training. Coupled with lack of hands on practical life education without any job.wp-1578156646034.jpg Bored so nothing to do play more online games. Online games are so expensive they need money to pay for it to keep up globally. Without the consistent work or income need new games is conundrum creating scam to get money fuelling the  addiction to games. Few get real jobs or totally unprepared for work place stress demands pressure. In shock, can’t hold down jobs consistently fired from work. wp-1578156746563.jpgBut wants best quality most expensive things in without lifting a finger to help family feeding and looking after them. It helps earn multibillion dollars each year, preoccupied playing online games but frustrates the hopeless majority not knowing what to do with their lives. The families help seem nagging, demanding. Entitlement attitude struggle to make a sense of real world lived. wp-1578156946262.jpgMisconception continue raising children to “only live happily ever after” without preparing them to face realities of life to train to deal with life challenges. Needs to learn to endure, overcome hardship is part and parcel of life ethically right children understand the world at their level out of bubble to learn compassion. Not self-centred if others face trauma in tragic circumstances or in war zones. wp-1578156301675.jpgAs future leaders must be taught to live real lives in consideration of others and happily everafter life happens in fiction novels. Real life understanding helps enable people to cope better to know it’s not always living a perpetually happily ever after in the complex world. People can teach children real life histories of risks taken by many sacrifices, lives for safety and the happiness, peace others enjoy.wp-1578156583540.jpgGod did not promise a bed of roses but available to help those who believe and call Son Jesus to help. Life is not perfect psychologists say demanding perfection at everything all times is mental illness. Never content or at peace blame others not enabling self-indulgence. Academic brilliance is great, computer online skill is excellent, resources to enjoy good life is wonderful but why gain whole world and lose your soul. Beyond this life God waits to get account of HIS PROPERTY on earth. Make sure your name written in the book of life ready for the rapture ONLY GOD KNOWS THE TIME.

 

GOD’S PRESENCE IS WITH US

IMG-20190926-WA0000.jpgMoses told God “If you do not go with us we will not go without you” in Exodus 33:15. Moses needed God’s help to deal with challenges facing Israel. Almighty God’s presence empowers HIS children to live for God. Moses knew that God’s presence in his life is useful to enable him to achieve good success. Moses told God face to face boldly, “If you do not go with me I will not go” in Exodus 33:15. It is Moses saying, “LORD if you are not in it we will not make it so not take single step unless assured of your presence.” IMG-20190926-WA0001.jpgMoses knows power of God’s presence sets Israel apart from all other nations. God’s Presence sets apart God believers because God Emmanuel with us leads us, guides us, works HIS will through us. His Presence drives out fear, confusion. Moses’ attitude was, “We function better if guided or governed by God in battle to survive and defeat enemies. With God’s presence in our midst means none can destroy us with God we are strong and saved because God is strength and our salvation. Let all the nations put trust in their mighty armies, iron chariots, their skilled soldiers. Israel TRUSTS manifest Presence of God to save them in victory.15694974830534073809462848936169.jpgGod answered Moses’ bold statement so “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest” in Exodus 33:14. So “Rest” means “peaceful confidence.” God was saying, “No matter the battles or trials you face you will always find the quiet confidence to rest in God to be steadfast and fearless.” God’s presence and HIS GLORY builds Israel’s confidence in the wilderness by HIS cloud by day and fire at night. Cloud reassures of the manifest Presence of God’s promise with them. 15694975394282205273305591229270.jpgThe tabernacle at night is guided by pillar of fire from God that confirms Presence of God. The cloud of pillar and fire moves and Israel moved, when it stops they stop moving. People of God led directly by God never had to try to figure out direction or the future. They put all confidence in visible cloud of the LORD’S Presence in lifework and HIS divine miracles around. And God’s presence leads to revelation of Christ’s Glory as “God’s Divine Angel” to Israel to send His message of the Gospel to all. 15694975066102057936563823657878.jpgMoses wants God’s continuous presence manifested of the LORD “to know God” more in Exodus 33:13. God told Moses “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest” in Exodus 33:14. Moses is leading stiff necked people complaining, ungrateful, unthankful and Moses feels overwhelmed at times. So God’s visible presence encourages Moses to know for sure God’s promise of peace rest is real. 15694976211898014028697343079302.jpgAssurance of God’s presence reinforces hope in Moses. He wants more of God’s Presence in addition to the cloud pillar and fire sai, “Please Lord show me your GLORY in 33:18. God shows Moses HIS  GLORY by revealing HIS nature passed by and Moses said, The LORD, the LORD God, merciful, gracious, longsuffering, abundant in goodness and truth keeps mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” in Exodus 34:6–7. God’s GLORY is revelation of HIS goodness, mercy, love and compassion.15694975805887115439538597401111.jpgMoses needs God’s Presence to meet Israel in tabernacle sanctified by God’s GLORY in Exodus 29:43. The “sanctified” “made clean people of God to worship and meet in God’s Presence. In Presence of God is revealed GLORY that lifts you above all circumstances of life.” Moses trusts in God’s Word to send Jesus as the helper of Israel. Christ’s Glory provides power for our defense in Isaiah 4:5. His glory keep us heavenly minded in worst hours of life. Moses in God’s Presence is refreshed and renewed in HIS GLORY. It is revealed in Moses’ face shining from Presence of God. Full revelation of God’s love, grace, mercy, kindness imparted is in Moses more equipped to lead Israel. 15694974507586074282929374186657.jpgIt is looking upon God again to reassure Moses God will see him through all trial he faced. The eyes of the LORD runs to and fro whole earth to show HIMSELF strong on behalf of all whose heart is perfect towards HIM in 2 Chronicles 16 : 9. In these perilous times the presence and assurance of Jesus keeps anguish and fear at bay. God’s nearness and HIS closeness takes away all anxiety, fears and cares hiding in the secret place of the Most High God in Psalm 1:1. Prayer quietly to worship, thank, commit all pain, stress and family cares to God.15694973471175105107001238038324.jpgGod’s condition to HIS Presence in life is trusting God to work all things together for our good in our interest. When it seems all is lost, God steps in for Israel even if God punished them redeems for HIS GLORY and HIS HOLY Name sake. A case in point is King Asa’s God’s people in miraculous victory over an Ethiopian million army. Asa said its God Presence that scattered enemy: “Asa cried, LORD help us they have more with them, we have no power. Help us! We rest in you and in your name against multitudes. So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa” in 2 Chronicles 14:11–12. Asa led his triumphant army back to Jerusalem, the prophet Azariah met him at the city gate with message: “Hear me, Asa, The LORD is with you as you are with HIM. 15694973254101051111939122920987.jpgIf you seek HIM, HE will find you but if you forsake HIM, HE will forsake you. Israel was without God in slavery but when in their trouble they turned to the LORD God of Israel. God heard their cries in Egypt so sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh to deliver them in Exodus 3 : 9. The cry of the Israelites has reached ME. I have seen how they are treated in Egypt in Exodus 2:23-3:22. God Heard Israel’s groaning during 439 years of the cruelty of kings of Egypt. God’s answer to their bondage when they cried was because their cry came up unto God in heaven. Many are crying for years still wondering if God cares about them and this is the reason to hold on by faith in Christ all is well in Jesus Name. God is keenly interested and watching from heaven and will intervene in HIS OWN TIME. Moses and Elijah will come again to deliver people from their bondage on earth. Freewill choice will be given to seek God’s face and join His Kingdom in Christ. This is not fable fairy tell as some mock but is real living history on earth.

FRUIT OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT

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THIS PEOPLE NEVER ANGRY

15619803537592179922344463155949.jpgBriggs recollected in her landmark 1971 book “Never in Anger,” about how calm and collected everyone was jarcontrast that created against her own unruly emotions. Even when some truly rage-worthy things happened like a teapot falling and smashing against floor the Inuit never betrayed a hint of anger. An “Emotional control is highly valued among Eskimos,” she wrote in the book. Indeed, maintenance of emotions under trying circumstances is essential sign of maturity, of adulthood.” Why so calm, she wondered? And more importantly, how can the rest of us get there? For the answer, Briggs looked to how children responded in difficult circumstances appeared to be something they learned from their parents. An simple parenting technique of Inuit is “Never scold child.” It became clear to Briggs when a young boy threw rock at her, related in a CBC interview, she didn’t berate him angrily, rather told him calmly it hurt. Instead of rage she told him real consequences of his actions caused her pain. Decades later, the writer Michaeleen Doucleff followed in Briggs’ footsteps in visiting Iqaluit, Canada, “in search of parenting wisdom. Said that teaching children to control their emotions is very important she writes in NPR. Doucleff found that a common strand among Inuit parents is: Across the board all mothers mentioned One Golden Rule: Don’t shout or yell at small children.”20190701_130919.jpgAmong Inuit Arctic community Doucleff found the people practiced the theory that screaming at a child only teaches the child to scream. It is a vicious circle, the University of Pittsburgh researcher Ming-Te Wang noted in a 2013 study. “It is tough call for parents because it goes both ways: the problem behaviours of children create the desire to give harsh verbal discipline. That harsh discipline may push adolescents toward the same problem behaviours.” The Inuit society seems to have learned lessons long ago, and managed to break the cycle. And so  “Traditional Inuit parenting incredibly is nurturing, gentle, tender,” as Doucleff writes. “If you took all parenting styles around the world and ranked them by their gentleness, Inuit approach would likely rank near the top.” What kind of children does that society produce? The kind who live harmoniously in world’s harshest climates often with threadbare resources. Survival hinges on making the most efficient use of natural world yet group still manages to be at peace with itself and with others. Maybe that’s because it’s also the kind of society that teaches kindness above all else. Jesus said do not let the sun radiate or set on your anger. Let it go for peace of mind.

Inuit simple way of teaching children to control anger

Christian Cotroneo

CHRISTIAN COTRONEO

Article from March 26, 2019, 2:08 p.m

INNER PEACE JOY IN CHRIST

1554131634066-558992983.jpgInner peace joy in Christ brings contentment to fulfil what the Bible says to learn to be content ‘in all circumstances.’ The bigger car or a bigger house or a bigger salary brings contentment with responsibility. There will always be something ‘bigger and better’ out there. There will always be people who have more so you’ll never be able to get off the treadmill. That is not to imply be satisfied with enslaved debt or destructive habits, or settle for complacency and mediocrity. To fulfil the call of God on your life you must keep working to improve yourself, while totally dependent on God to bless you, promote you, and meet your needs through the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name.1554131423518-1292215322.jpgContentment means making the most of your strength, position, possessions and personality. Your inner peace, security and self-worth should be based on who you are in Christ, not what you have in material assets. The Godly great way to live is be blessed yet focused on Blesser. Paul lived and learned…to be content in all circumstances happy with a little as with much. He found recipe to be happy whether full or hungry even on empty stomach. Whatever or wherever issues faced make it through it all by the help of God in Christ who strengthens you.1554132106452-1292215322.jpgEach day is a choice to make regarding attitude to life and learn to be content. Paul was content in all circumstances at peace within but external observations show otherwise in Philippians 4:11. He arose above the outward circumstances that depress and destroy others to look up to God to keep him in perfect peace that passes all human understanding so overcame adversities. The Spirit of God in man uplifts to seat supernaturally in heavenly places beyond the cares or the woes of this world. So endured the pain and trauma to face tomorrow against all odds in Jesus Name.