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Egotism! Egotist! Egotism!


godiz - Egotism! Egotist! Egotism! I'm so sick of self-centered people i wanna puke in my mouth!

Ego in the Bible (egotism = excessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun)
While the word ego does not appear in the Bible, concepts and principles regarding the ego certainly do. The word egon generally refers to an exaggerated sense of self-importance, which usually results is an excessive preoccupation with “self.” But dying to self, the polar opposite of ego, is the biblical model for Christians. The Bible is filled with admonitions against the self because of man’s inherent desire to be worshiped. In fact, all the various forms of modern idolatry have self at their very core. The dark forces of this age have convinced many that contentment is achieved only by satisfying the urges of the self. And we can trace this all the way back to the Garden of Eden where Eve became stirred by Satan’s lie that she could “be like God” (Genesis 3:5).

The opposite of ego is humility, and both the Old and New Testaments are laden with references to living humbly. In the book of Micah we read, “What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). King Solomon declared, “Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life” (Proverbs 22:4). One verse that epitomizes why we are to be humble is Peter’s exhortation in his first epistle: “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5, emphasis added).

Indeed, Scripture makes it clear that God hates pride and arrogance (Proverbs 8:13). In fact, it was pride that turned Lucifer into Satan.Isaiah 14:13-14describes Satan’s astounding focus on self: “Iwill ascend…Iwill raise…Iwill sit…Iwill ascend…Iwill make myself like the Most High.” This is a perfect example of pride going before destruction (Proverbs 16:18), for in the next verse in Isaiah we see where Satan’s pride got him: “But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit” (v.15). Christ reiterated the fate of the proud, warning that “whoever exalts himself will be humbled” (Matthew 23:12). Clearly, an inflated ego and its focus on self are not in keeping with the Christian call for humility. Rather, it is the antithesis of what characterizes true Christians—dependence on God and service to others.

A humble heart has no room for ego or pride or arrogance because it recognizes that all we have and all we are comes from God, as Paul reminded the Corinthians: “For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” (1 Corinthians 4:7). Every gift, every talent, every breath we take—all are from God, as is our most precious gift, salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9). “Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded…by the law of faith” (Romans 3:27).

Jesus Christ is the perfect example of humility (Mark 10:45;Philippians 2:5-8). “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). Indeed, Jesus did not come to earth to be served, but to serve, making “himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). We see an expression of Christ’s selfless attitude in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said to His Father in heaven, “Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39), and then on the following day when He humbly endured the tortures of the cross so that we could be reconciled to our Father in heaven.

Paul is another beautiful example of humility in action. Next to Jesus, he was probably the most significant figure of the Christian era. And even though he was perhaps the greatest advocate of Christ there ever was, he still considered himself as the “least of the apostles” and the “worst” of sinners (1 Corinthians 15:9;1 Timothy 1:15). He always encouraged those who followed Christ to emulate His humility, encouraging them, and us, to “do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves,” adding that we should not simply look to our own interests, but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2: 3-4;Romans 12:10). That is the essence of humility and the opposite of ego.

Jesus taught us that the greatest commandments were to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbor as we love our self (Matthew 22:37,39). When we strive to keep these commandments, we take the focus off ourselves and place it where it should be—on God and on helping others. In the Christian life devoid of ego, the “I will” becomes a “thy will.”

TB Time

  godiz - back in the days when i used to dance, before i became stiff lol

Home Humidifier

Adding a humidifier to your home – especially during the dry winter months – offers a host of benefits. When you live in a dry climate or have a cold and dry winter, you and the things in your home can suffer various ill effects from the dry air. Indoor air, especially in winter, can have humidity levels at around 10 percent, but the ideal humidity level for your home is about 30-40 percent. Here are the top ten benefits to humidified air:

Prevent Illness
Humidity allows tiny hairs in the nose to move and do their job of filtering out bacteria and viruses to prevent colds and flu. Added humidity can also help prevent bloody noses.   

Treat Illness
Air moistened with a humidifier can help soothe some symptoms of colds or flu, including irritation of nasal passages, the throat and bronchial tubes, helping you breath and sleep easier.  

Protect Furnishings
Wood furniture and flooring responds negatively to too much or too little moisture in the air. Too little moisture can cause wood to split and crack. Adding a humidifier to any room with wood furniture can help preserve the integrity of the wood. 

Preserve Your Voice
Vocal cords need to be supple and well lubricated in order to vibrate and produce the best sounds. Dehydration, viruses and sometimes eating the wrong thing can cause you to lose your singing, and even your speaking, voice. Keeping the air moist, especially while you sleep, can help you get it back. 

Moisturize Your Skin 
The heat blasting through your home during the winter months can leave skin tight, dry and itchy, especially skin on your hands, which has fewer oil glands. Lips also seem to chap more often and more easily in winter. A humidifier can help keep them moist.

Create Warmth
A humidifier will not only fight the dry skin that usually accompanies winter, it will also make your home feel warmer. The more moisture that is in the air, the warmer it will feel. Air with a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 percent humidity will feel like 67 degrees, but with 50 percent humidity, it will feel like it is 69 degrees.

Reduce Snoring 
Low moisture levels in your nose and soft palate can increase snoring, so staying hydrated can be a big help. That includes drinking plenty of water, of course, but adding moisture to the air with a humidifier can also fight off dryness that can lead to snoring.

Control Static Electricity 
One sure sign of winter is the first time you pet the cat and get a jarring jolt of static electricity, or when you find the latest missing sock stuck to someone's shirt or pants. Dealing with an entirely different hairstyle also is no picnic. A humidifier can lessen the potential for static electricity during the winter months.

Lessen Electronics Shock
Added static electricity in your home is annoying, and a little comical, but the very real danger to electronic equipment, including your computer, is decidedly unfunny. The chance of significant damage is minimal, unless you happen to have your computer open at the time – to add RAM, a sound card, or any similar task. The risk is considerable in that case. You could end up with a dead board or other less obvious damage.

Hydrate Plant Life
Many species of indoor plants originally came from tropical climates with high humidity. Indoor air in many climates, especially in winter, does not offer adequate humidity for the plants to thrive. This will become apparent when leaves get brown at the tips or when they die altogether. Adding a humidifier to a room will make a difference for many plants.

Summary
Adding humidity to your home can have many positive impacts. It is a balancing act though. Too much moisture in the air can encourage the growth of organisms, including dust mites. Monitoring moisture levels and regular maintenance of your humidifier can ensure you get all of the benefits of moistened air without the risks. 

My Poetry

To: godizcandy – My Poetry
Subject: u inspired me to write this

You are my poetry,
My metaphor, my simile,
My rhyme scheme, my key,
You are my complete liberation,
Storytelling and alliteration
My knowledge, and exaggeration,
My dotted I's crossed T's and punctuation,
My divine manifestation,
You are my pen and my pad
My mom and my dad
The experiences that I had,
My groove, my mood
My happy, my sad,
My angry, my mad
My ups and my downs
My smiles and my frowns
My verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and my nouns
Your are that unique mystique sound 
My confidence my swagger 
My favorite rapper 
You're my flowing off the top
My influences from Pac 
My battling against the clock
You're even my writer's block

Through divine transfusion God placed your soul in me
And I'll never stop writing because you are my poetry (Sandy)

/your friend Chriz

Love Bites

Lovebites 15-18 servings (SWE delight)
Ingredients:
150 grams butter (5.3 oz. or 10 tablespoons)
2 eggs
300 ml sugar (10 ounces)
2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, sifted
450 ml flour (9 oz.)
2 teaspoon baking soda
150 ml milk (5 oz.)
Frosting:
75 grams butter (2.5 oz. or 5 tablespoons)
2 teaspoon cold coffee
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, sifted
2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
350 ml confectioners sugar (7 oz.)
Topping:
unsweetened shredded coconut
Directions:
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (340 degrees F). Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with baking spray and set aside.
Melt butter and set aside to cool. Beat eggs and sugar until pale yellow and thick. Add dry ingredients alternating with the milk and butter. Pour batter into baking pan and bake in the middle of oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
To make topping: Melt butter. Add coffee, cocoa, vanilla sugar and confectioners sugar and stir together. (Mixture may appear grainy at this point but it will smooth out once applied to cake). After the cake has cooled for 5 minutes, spread to topping out over the cake and sprinkle with a generous amount of coconut.
 Enjoy!

Welcome Olivia

godiz - Olivias (last min) Cake :-)

Baby Elephant Rescue


There is something special about motherhood - even with animals from all walks of life. This mother elephant was frantic and helpless as she witnessed her baby fall into a well. By the grace of God, rescuers came to his aide just in time. 

Quote This!

"Someone else is happy, with less than what you have".

VL


godiz - Movie night with T & P... so tired, yaaawwwwnnn! tGif

Dropping Off - Picking Up

godiz - Giving is receiving... I don't mean it in a material sense. I'm so blessed with the few beautiful souls i know. Thank Jesus for replacing them in my life <3 You know who you are.

PF Is Your Best Friend

godiz - All everything PF! I'm gonna have my own PF doggy lounge in my future home.

Children

A Blessed Heritage From God - "Children should be seen and not heard." This is an old saying that implies that children are insignificant - they may be cute to look at, but they don't have anything meaningful to say. This saying is contrary to the way God sees children. Children are important, a "heritage of the Lord" in heaven (Ps. 127:3). Children are important to God. They are a blessing from God. Jesus taught that to receive children is to receive Him (Mark 9:37). To give to children is to give to Him (Matt. 10:42), and to be like a child is the key to conversion (mark 10:15). In the Bible, children were significant, and teachings about God were important to their daily lives (Deut. 6:1). Mothers would bring their children to Jesus for a blessing. He welcomed the children (Mark 9:36-37; 10:13-15). Parents are instructed not to harm their children in any way (Matt. 10:5-10), especially in ways that would result in their becoming angry adults (Eph. 6:4). Throughout Christianity, children have been valued. To assure their children's rightful place in society and in the kingdom of God, parents must introduce them to Jesus. Children must be prepared to fulfill God's call (1 Chron. 22:7-10), encouraged to follow wisdom (Prov. 4:3-4), taught to make their own choices (Prov. 22:6), and instructed to obey their parents in the Lord (Eph. 6:1, 4). In many families, destructive criticism, stereotyping, unrealistic expectations, and dysfunctional environments can destroy the relationship between parents and children. To build meaningful relationships with children, parents should provide a living environment that is filled with encouragement and spoken love. Our children will then "build" strong, godly sons and daughters into the generations. Children are a blessed heritage from God.
Read Mark 9:37-42; 10:13-16, 42; see also Psalm 127:3-5; Matthew 10:42; 18:3.

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