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INCEPUTUL SI SFARSITUL CE DEPARTE-S UNEORI

https://ioan17.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/sa-cantam-domnului-inceputul-si-sfarsitul.mp3

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Începutul şi Sfârşitul ce departe-s uneori !
Cât de tristă-i câteodată seara unor veseli zori !
Ce urât se-ncheie anii deseori porniţi frumoşi !
Ce ajung la bătrâneţe mii de tineri credincioşi !

 

Câţi copii ce-n rugăciune şi în lacrimi au crescut
au ajuns de parcă mamă niciodată n-ar fi-avut!
Câte cântece voioase au un dureros sfârşit,
dar şi câte zile negre au apusul strălucit !

 

Câte prietenii, şi drumuri, şi-nsoţiri pornesc plăcut,
iar la urmă-ar fi fost bine nici să nu se fi ştiut…
Câţi din cei cu case sfinte au murit necredincioşi !
Cine-ar şti ce pot fi mâine cei azi tineri şi voioşi ?

 

Bune-s zilele frumoase când frumoase şi apun,
bună-a fost atunci viaţa când sfârşitul ei e bun.

Bune-s zilele frumoase când frumoase şi apun,
bună-a fost atunci viaţa când sfârşitul ei e bun.

Repostat de la TEZAUR OASTEA DOMNULUI

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CE SEMENI VEI CULEGE IN TOAMNA ASTEPTATA-NICU WAGNER

 

 

Toamna – Nicu Wagner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXJG990Cn6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7K2Ve_1MIY&feature=youtu.be

Mi-aplec din nou urechea sa inteleg Cuvantul
s-ascult ce spune ploaia, si-apoi ce spune vantul
si dezlegandu-mi mintea de gandurile rele
sa inteleg mesajul covorului de stele

Din noptile de vara cu miez de viata noua
cu dimineti frumoase parca scaldate-n roua
cand vantul care sufla din ce in ce mai rece
imi spune parca-n taina caci vara iarasi trece

prin vajaitul parca din ce in ce mai tare
imi aminteste vantul caci vine gerul mare
ce stinge picatura de viata din natura
si va schimba pamantul cu-ntreaga lui faptura

insa intre arsita din zilele de vara
si iarna in care totul parca-i sortit sa moara
exista o toamna lunga, atat de minunata
ca o speranta in lume de Dumnezeu lasata

tu toamna vei culege doar rodul muncii tale
cu plans de bucurie sau lacrimi mari de jale
caci toamna-i foarte dreapta..ea este rea sau buna
stiind ca omul toamna ce-a semanat aduna

ce multi cuprinsi de groaza privesc holda pustie
caci s-au trezit la lucru-ntr-o vreme prea tarzie
au ochii plini de lacrimi si inima amara
privind la vremi pierdute din zilele de vara

mi-aplec din nou urechea sa inteleg cuvantul
s-ascult ce spune ploaia si-apoi ce spune vantul
si dezlegandu-mi mintea de gandurile rele
sa inteleg mesajul covorului de stele

Ti-ai pus vreodata-n taina mareata intrebare
in toamna sufleteasca ce-aduni tu in hambare?
caci universul are o lege neschimbata
ce semeni vei culege in toamna ce te-astepta

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Simpler and Quieter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to the foot of the cross.

 

 

 

It’s amazing how things look

 so much simpler

 

 

 and so much quieter 

 

 

when we go to the foot of the cross.

 -Elisabeth Elliot

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Is Meek for the Weak?

Mary Kassian

Is the meek person a human mouse infected with a sense of his or her own inferiority? Is meekness a glaring weakness? Last month, in a blog endorsed by many major newspapers and publishers, and listed by Technorati as one of the most popular in the blogosphere, author and psychotherapist Mary Jaksch gave subscribers some advice on “How to Ditch Meekness and Walk Tall.”

According to Jaksch,

The root of meekness is low self-esteem. When our self-esteem is low, we respond to the challenges of life with doubts and fears. . . . if you were bullied, shut up, abused, or controlled . . . you may well suffer from meekness. I say ‘suffer’ because meekness doesn’t make you happy; it leads to an unfulfilled life. . . . Meekness lets others rule your life . . . ditching meekness gives you freedom.

Jaksch, and her company of modern-day psychotherapy friends, would have us believe that meekness is spinelessness and spiritless—a doormat-type inclination that invites abuse. Christian humorist J. Upton Dickson played on this common conception by joking that he was planning to start an organization for the meek called DOORMATS, an acronym for “Dependent Organization of Really Meek And Timid Souls.” (Of course, being the meek man that he was, he gave up the plan when someone objected.)

In modern English, “meekness” carries the stigma of cowardly acquiescence. But the meekness of the Bible—the meekness manifested by God and given to the saints—is a strong, active, volitional, courageous attitude.

A Gentle & Meek Spirit
The word meek comes from the middle English meke and the Old Norse mjúkr meaning “soft.” The Greek adverb (prautes) denotes “a mild, gentle, friendly composure.” The adjective variously describes a soothing medicine, a gentle breeze, and a tamed colt. What do all these images have in common? They all describe great power under control. Meekness is submitting ourselves to the Lord, and curbing our natural desire to rebel, fight, have our own way, push ourselves forward, or push back.

Meekness is a disposition that is free of arrogance and pride. It is a calm, peaceful state of mind. The meek person puts up with the weakness of others, and is considerate towards them, enduring injury with great patience and without resentment, trusting in God’s goodness and control over the situation. Those who are meek control their attitude and response towards others because they are mindful of God.

They act like Christ, who did not retaliate when He was insulted, nor threaten revenge when He suffered. Instead, He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. Meekness does not repay evil for evil. Nor does it retaliate when insulted. Meekness overcomes evil with good. Women, in particular, are to clothe themselves with “the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and meek spirit, which is so precious to God.” (See 1 Peter 2:23-3:9

So is Mary Jaksch right? Is meek weak? Is the root of meekness low self-esteem? Is meekness giving in to fear? Does meekness lead to unhappiness and an unfulfilled life? Should we work to ditch this disposition? Not according to Scripture.

The Bible teaches that meekness contains great power. Meekness would be weakness if it meant yielding to sin. But because it stems from goodness and godliness, it is a great strength. Paradoxically, it is when we embrace meekness and bow down that we truly walk tall.

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