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True “Spiritualism” creates “oneness” with God, something, no Religion can accomplish!

Posted in Children, Christ, Darkness, Fallible, God, God is not a religion, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, Light, Oneness with God, Religion, Sin, Spiritual Strength, Spiritualism, Spirituality with tags , , , , on November 13, 2012 by sheriffali

God has never been and will never be a “Religion,” irrespective of what that Religion is or may be. Without exception, unequivocally, “all” Religions are the product of “mortal, infallible and imperfect man,” hence the reason for society’s disarray caused by man’s argument about who or what is the true religion.

 

The saint in public is a devil in private, dealing in flour by day and in soot by night. The cake which is burned on one side; is dough on the other! A cake not turned is soon burnt on the side nearest the fire, and although no one can have too much of God, there are some who seem burnt on black with bigoted zeal for the part of truth which they have received, or are charred to a cinder with a vainglorious Pharisaic Ostentation of those religious performances which suite their humor. The assumed appearance of superior sanctity frequently accompanies a total absence of all vital Godliness.

 

Has God’s grace gone through the very centre of our beings so as to be felt in its divine operations in all of our powers, actions, words and our thoughts? To be sanctified, spirit, soul and body; should be our aim and prayer; and although sanctification may not be perfect in us anywhere in degree, yet it must be universal in its action; there must not be the appearance of holiness in one place and reigning sin in another, else we too, wilt be “a cake not turned.”

 

If it be so with me, O Lord, turn me! Turn my unsanctified nature to fire of Thy love and let it feel the sacred glow, and let my burnt side cool a little, while I learn my own weakness and want of heat when I am removed from Thy heavenly flame.

 

Let me not be found a double-minded man, but one entirely under the powerful influence of reigning grace; for well I know if I am left like a cake unturned, and am not on both sides the subject of Thy grace, I must be consumed for ever amid everlasting burnings!

 

Thomas Carlyle, [1795-1881] following Plato, [437 B.C.] pictures a man, a deep pagan thinker, having lived in a cave all his life…  http://wp.me/p1wG70-eD

 

 

 

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President Obama carries the weight of the Presidency and the Country!

Posted in America's 98%, Bill Clinton, Children, Colin Powell, Commitment, Current events, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, Light, Michelle Obama, Patience, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, President Obama's Accomplishments, Progress, Recovery, Respite, Sadness, Solitude, Spiritual Strength, Spirituality, The Elderly, Veterans, Women's Rights with tags on November 5, 2012 by sheriffali

 

In 2012, President Obama looks a little leaner and his hair is a little grayer. In New Hampshire, in the sweltering high school gymnasium, he closed his eyes, lost for a fraction of a second in solitary respite, as he used a handkerchief to dab the sweat off his forehead in the middle of his speech.

 

If you just squinted your eyes a little, and looked at only the first row of President Obama Supporters at a campaign rally, it might not seem all that different from four years ago.

 

The raw electricity still radiates around him. At his rallies supporters still sink their fingers into his back, middle-aged men still, on rare occasions, tear up in his presence, and crowds still stand out in the rain to hear him speak.

 

“Ask and it shall be given to you – Spiritual strength!”

Posted in God, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, Mahatma Gandhi, Patience, Spiritual Strength, Spirituality with tags on October 29, 2012 by sheriffali

“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

 

Spiritual power is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest of force in the development of men and women. Yet we have been merely playing with it and never really studied it as we have the physical forces.

 

It is usually not so much the greatness of our trouble as the littleness of our spirit which makes us complain.”

 

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The destructiveness of all religions!

Posted in Christianity, Fallible, God, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, humility, Infallible God, Moslems, Prophet Mohammed, Spirituality with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by sheriffali

If the human race would serve “God” from their hearts and not religion or religious books, this world would be a far better place for all of humanity!

 

I am no Atheist but I do not follow “any” religion “period!” All religions, irrespective of what that religion may be, “came from man,” and they are all flawed because “mankind” consists of fallible and imperfect human beings.

 

If people serve God and not religion you couldn’t possibly come to the conclusion that somehow God desires for you to hurt or kill or both, another human being because of what they may say about your religion.

 

Religion that derived from “man,” is one of the most destructive parts of the human race from the inception of “mankind,” and it will be until the demise of the “mortal” world!

 

 

God is not a religion!

 

Thomas Carlyle, [1795-1881] following Plato, [437 B.C.] pictures a man, a deep pagan thinker, having lived in a cave all his life… http://wp.me/p1wG70-eD

 

Moslems: “Allah-God” doesn’t need you to defend Him by killing others in His Name!

Posted in Allah, Arabs, Crazy, Extreme Views, God, Heaven, Hell, Mahatma Gandhi, Misguided, Moslems, Prophet Mohammed, Spirituality, Violence with tags , , on September 19, 2012 by sheriffali

To the Moslems, Mohammed was a Prophet, but after all he was just a man, another fallible human being like the rest of God’s creation!

 

The extremist Moslems should concentrate and be more dedicated to (Allah – God) and stop being so ridiculous whenever someone makes a statement about their Prophet Mohammed or their Holy book, The Koran.

 

I contend that if they would take this small step, then they couldn’t or wouldn’t be so naïve to think that somehow (Allah-God) would inspire them to kill in His name. Over the years I have watched this spate of madness every time someone draws a “cartoon” or say anything about Mohammed, for; after all, he was just a man, no more no less. To the Moslems Mohammed was a Prophet, but despite their belief, he was still just a “man,” another fallible human being.

 

I believe in God through Jesus Christ and irrespective of who may insult Christ, The Bible or God, “I know that God would never invoke evil in me to kill other people!” In the final analysis, “God doesn’t need his fallible creation to defend HIM! He has been, is and will always be; “God Almighty!”

FLIGHTS OF INSANITY

Posted in Cruelty, Darkness, Flights of Insanity, God, God's Spirit, Hades, Heartless, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Patience, Poverty, Progress, Recovery, Sadness, September 11, Sickness, Sin, Spirituality, Towers of Tragedy on September 10, 2012 by sheriffali

September 11, the innocent were on the flights
And with no comprehension, knew not their plights,
The ideologically demented – they were on board
Fanatically disillusioned, was their concept of God

In their anguish and anger they commandeered the planes
With impunity for themselves, but for life, nothing but disdain,
So with instructions from “Sheol” they crashed into the Towers
Shockingly unimaginable destruction came in less than an hour

With so many lives that seemed headed for the grave
New York’s rescuers, exemplified the true meaning of – ” brave”,
Rushing into the buildings not knowing what to expect
Down came the mighty Towers and the smell of death

O! Father of light and Giver of unmerited grace
In this our darkest moments, show us Thine face,
Bless our aching hearts with a preamble of Your plan
For we trust in Your goodness, when you raise Your “right” hand

This tragedy is so immense, we just cannot comprehend
But this evil, we are sure, You will bring to an “end”…

© 2001-2011 by Sheriff G Ali

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“When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God, more than all.” [C.S. Lewis] LORD, HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIES OF YOUR MERCIES!

 

 

Michelle Obama: “You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still ‘mom-in-chief.’ My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.”

Posted in Children, Christ, Commitment, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Michelle Obama, President Obama, Progress, Recovery, The Elderly, Women's Rights on September 5, 2012 by sheriffali

So today, when the challenges we face start to seem overwhelming – or even impossible – let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation…it’s who we are as Americans…it’s how this country was built.

            

And if our parents and grandparents could toil and struggle for us…if they could raise beams of steel to the sky, send a man to the moon, and connect the world with the touch of a button…then surely we can keep on sacrificing and building for our own kids and grandkids.

 

And if so many brave men and women could wear our country’s uniform and sacrifice their lives for our most fundamental rights…then surely we can do our part as citizens of this great democracy to exercise those rights…surely, we can get to the polls and make our voices heard on Election Day.

 

If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire…if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores…if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote…if a generation could defeat a depression, and define greatness for all time…if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream…and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.

 

Because in the end, more than anything else, that is the story of this country – the story of unwavering hope grounded in unyielding struggle.

 

That is what has made my story, and Barack’s story, and so many other American stories possible.

 

And I say all of this tonight not just as First Lady…and not just as a wife.

You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still “mom-in-chief.”

 

My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.

 

 

But today, I have none of those worries from four years ago about whether Barack and I were doing what’s best for our girls.

 

 

Because today, I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and all our sons and daughters…if we want to give all our children a foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise…if we want to give them that sense of limitless possibility – that belief that here in America, there is always something better out there if you’re willing to work for it…then we must work like never before…and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward…my husband, our President, President Barack Obama.

                                                                                       

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.