the lord has left us

How To Know God’s Will

Proverbs 3:5-6

Sadly, we frequently fool ourselves into believing that what we want to do is also what God wants us to do. Therefore, when we believe we have heard from the Lord, it is quite important for us to ask some serious questions.

Is it consistent with the Word of God? God will never tell you to do something that goes against His perfect, unchanging Word. If you feel called to do something contrary to Scripture, you can be certain that it is not the Lord who is urging you to do so.

Can you confidently ask God to enable you to do this? If you are feeling uneasy about requesting God’s help and empowerment, that may be a sign the direction did not originate with Him. We must never be ashamed to call upon the Lord’s power in the endeavors He sets before us.

Is it wise? The heavenly Father never calls us to act foolishly. Therefore, if there is no discernible purpose in the action, you may need to question whether the message was from Him.

Does it fit with your identity in Christ? We are God’s children, who are being conformed day by day into the likeness of Christ. If you feel led to do something that goes against the image of Jesus in your life, then you can be sure God hasn’t called you to do it.

The Lord has not left us in a void without help. He is here with us, in the presence of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to hear His voice and perceive His guidance in our life. Before rushing into action, be sure that you have heard Him correctly.

4 interpretations of the girl in lorde’s ‘liability’
  • The girl is a metaphor for Lorde’s creativity and personal life - explaining why when a stranger looks into her living room, all that they’d see “is one girl swaying alone / stroking her cheek”. Lorde tries to write songs the way she wants them to, but she has high expectations and it’s hard but she’s still more lenient on herself than anyone else is.
  • The girl is a crush Lorde has on somebody, a fantasy - she isn’t physically with Lorde in her living room, but in her dreams she’s with this girl that she loves.
  • The girl used to be with Lorde, but has since left her - this song would then be a post-breakup song: “every perfect summer’s / eating me alive until you’re gone / better on my own”. Her only happy place is her memories, when they were both still together.
  • The girl is real and actually dancing with Lorde - she’s her safety and her love, the only person that understands and comforts her, but their relationship is a secret, which is why strangers can’t see her. The lyrics about the stranger is a metaphor - they can’t see her because Lorde keeps that part of her life hidden away from the world’s prying eyes.
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Madrigal came into our lives fifteen years ago this Saturday, as Lord Norbert’s birthday gift, and now she has left us. She was Lord Norbert’s darling and - well, the picture on the left pretty well illustrates what kind of relationship I had with her. But we’ll miss her. We already do.

The Heretic
The Sound of Animals Fighting

The Heretic” - The Sound of Animals Fighting

gunna shorten my story, imagine the SALEM WITCH TRIALS and all the chaos and commotion and yelling in slow-motion. even the trials.

sorry, if my music selection is awkward. hahaha. i’m still a man of God, it’s just this band was my favorite till i stopped following them. which, i probably will listen to them again.

DAILY DUA

[for a male]

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِ [mention the person’s name] وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَتَهُ فِي الْمَهْدِيِّينَ ، وَاخْلُفْهُ فِي عَقِبِهِ فِي الْغَابِرِينَ ، وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلَهُ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ ، وَافْسَحْ لَهُ فِي قَبْرِهِ وَنَوِّرْ لَهُ فِيهِ

[for a female]

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِ [mention the person’s name] وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَتَهَا فِي الْمَهْدِيِّينَ ، وَاخْلُفْهَا فِي عَقِبِهَا فِي الْغَابِرِينَ ، وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلَهَا يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ ، وَافْسَحْ لَهَا فِي قَبْرِهَا وَنَوِّرْ لَهَا فِيهِ

Translation

O Allah, forgive – [so-and-so] - and raise his rank among the rightly guided, and be a successor to whom he has left behind, and forgive us and him O Lord of the worlds. Make spacious his grave and illuminate it for him.

Transliteration

[for a male]

allahumm-aghfir li [mention the person’s name] warfa‛ darajatahu fil-mahdiyyiyna, wakhlufhu fee ‛aqibihi fil-ghaabireena, waghfir lanaa wa lahu yaa rabbal-‛aalameena, wafsaḥ lahu fee qabrihi wa nawwir lahu feeh

[for a female]

allahumm-aghfir li [mention the person’s name] warfa‛ darajatahaa fil-mahdiyyiyna, wakhlufhaa fee ‛aqibihaa fil-ghaabireena, waghfir lanaa wa lahaa yaa rabbal-‛aalameena, wafsaḥ lahaa fee qabrihaa wa nawwir lahaa feeh

Sources: Muslim No# 920; Abu Dawud No# 3118