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11/28/2022: The Beauty Of Sin’s Cycle

On the throne of this world is a sight so pleasing, her nature is so captivating I desire no escape. The friend of “Experience” and “Status” is “Beauty”—lust of the eyes.

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All three mechanisms are in place, but Me and You must work on our Friend for the kingdom of this world to function how we want it to, to fully convert this world’s clock to our purpose and pleasure as each mechanism or gear rotates to the future of our eternal glory.

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Mine and your heart beats to impress upon our Friend, “We will ascend into heaven, we will exalt our throne above the stars of God; we will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; we will ascend above the heights of the clouds, and will be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:13-14). Beauty will not resist the fruit of these words, “You surely will not die. [Genesis 3:4]; eat and experience the flavor of wisdom, attain the knowledge of God, and lets produce irresistible love for the purpose of life-everlasting.”

half earth covers with city and ocean and different elements on its surface as green business concept

Beauty

Look at and see the nature you’re of, the power you have, and radiance to behold. No imaginative beauty to the eyes of the conscious can compare to your form and image. Too many words exhaust the life-span of any creature willing to take on the description of you.

What features of this world do you see attractive? Why are those features attractive to your eyes? Does the attraction tempt you to commit sin? Do you lust after what you see with your eyes?

11/17/2022: Sin’s Cycle To Love All That Is In The World

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

In the previous post (above) I gave part of my bible’s commentary for the term “world”, and you also might’ve noticed that the post ended abruptly—sorry for that. The idea is novelty as I attempt a daily post.

Now to proceed in the consequence of our love for this world and all things in it…

The World

As someone who was once disobedient (Rom. 11:30), far off (Eph. 2:13), darkness (Eph. 5:8), alienated and an enemy (Col. 1:21) to God, I can attest with the rest of sinful humanity the effect of a “dead nature”, meaning the consequence of sin to love this world and the things in it. Especially now, in this “Postmodern era” of the digital age and global network, is my love of this world so obvious—even seeming ironic.

It seems unfair that my spiritual condition and biological makeup will only generate what is in the world—that lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. It is impossible for me to do and say anything that is not of this world and the love of it.

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So how can, not loving the world, even be an option?

Do you love the world?

It’s Either $102.20 A Month Or The Alternative … The Alternative

The price for a Grande (16oz) Caffè Americano at Starbucks is currently $3.65 if you and your spouse shared a single cup—plus the backwash.

I thought, ah yes, it’s perfect and perfectly reasonable to make this Grande Caffè a 7 day commitment with my wife; there’s a view, great service and best of all it’s convenient in more ways than one; we found a nice spot outside to see the sunrise—when the weather permits—and a spot inside where we can talk, read and write—being that it’s not a busy location.

Laura looking cute in the sunrise drinking coffee

If my intuition was operating at full capacity and accurate, I’m sure Starbuck’s employees were watching out their windows curious about this couple that just randomly walks across an empty parking lot to watch the sunrise just a little closer than under their canopy (or awning—whatever). We stopped and just stared for a good 10-15 minutes as the the earth rotated for the sun to rise above our horizon and it felt so good to soak it in, I encourage it!

Do it, go outside when the sun rises at your location and soak it in!

Nathan and Laura happily investing time together

So here we are: investing time together. The wheels start turning. Ideas start emerging. “What if we made this a daily commitment,” I asked Laura while running the numbers, but she had a better idea after seeing the numbers.

Nathan looking awkward after Laura ditches the shot

And that’s why we’re getting divorced.

The end.

Joking!

Laura’s idea was far better than mine in so many ways, what if we turn our room into this experience; my mother-in-law has lived with us since before we were married to make a longer story shorter, and so our room is our “house” to get creative with.

Boom! Next thing we know: we’re on mission for a dynamic room space! The key is effort more than convenience for progressive growth; convenience needs to work in tandem or the result will be regressive.

And that it is, a dynamic room space – as I prepare to publish this post today, a week and two days later.

More to come… until next time, make an effort to see the sunrise.