DIFFERENCE IN TIME

After the rain in Utah.
Travel Tue * Sky Watch* Weekend Reflection *

During the wait for the best solution for Photoshop ($24 is too much per month, although it’s worth it), a few random posts in which I feel I can contribute to give some different perspectives.

In the multiple changes of the past two years many may have found themselves totally confused or dumbfounded, because they interpreted chain of events by earthly time.
In the Western world time goes by minutes, hours, days, months and years.
Preferrably ïnstant, lol! Most likely you interpret God’s promises
in the same way. Unfortunately that is a Western concept.
The Bible was written by the Hebrews, where time is seen as circular.
It goes in cycles. It is not linear.

The best way to describe God’s time is that His time is eternal. In heaven
there is no time. A century could seem like a few seconds. Judging from heavenly
encounters people have had, it is amazing how much God showed them
in the half hour everyone thought they were dead! To them it felt much, much longer.

Our World, Der Nature Donnerstag

FOTD,* Wordless Wed. * Floral Fri Foto.* Fri Bliss*

How should we cope then with changes of the eternal realm
while living in the earthly realm?

This means we need to put our faith in action to overcome the time lapse
we experience on earth. The best strategy “to wait” for a promise is to see it
as a done deal. It has already happened or taken place. You on earth have “to stand”
(not waver) as they say. It means waiting with the assurance the outcome,
or result has already taken place. It just has to materialize and become visible.

Let’s get into some examples.

With the the corona virus and the botched election is where people after a few months began to say to the prophets. You have to apologize. It has taken a few months now and it has not happened. You were wrong (that was their own Western interpretation). You are a false prophet (inaccurate would have been a kinder expression!)

Remember John related his predictions on the island of Patmos two thousand years ago. They still have not come to pass. Does this mean he is wrong, and that he is a false prophet? No. some predictions take time and conditions for the predicted to come to pass.

Back to where we were.These two last sentences were the wrong conclusion,
because these are interpretations by Western standards.
Another example is
when Elijah prophesied the queen Jezebel would be eaten by dogs.
This took place many years after he had been taken up to heaven!

ADJUST to God’s time frame, and deal with conditional increments, such as with the issues of the election.
Do you realize that if certain conditions are not met, we are in a time warp?
We are the ants who can only see in front and back. Only from great heights where God and even the eagle are, the whole picture can be seen.

Remember Trump”s slogan “to drain the swamp?” In retrospect we can see now, that it is painful, but all these ugly things in the last months had to be exposed. The latest coming to light is that not only the Democratic party was involved, but the Republicans are complicit, in looking they other way.
They allowed the evil to go on.

The most painful and disgusting is the third group, the (often) mega churches
where sex-trafficking and selling of children has taken place. Am not talking about the members,
but the pastors!!! In the earthly realm that has at least been going on since the 90ties??
That is three decades. Impossible to purge and rectify within 6 months.
Then, after one evil is exposed, God can weigh people’s reactions, and watch their actions to remedy the situation. Up, to the next issue that He thinks needs to be exposed. Hope you get my drift.

We may inadvertently see God as Santa Claus.
Our wishes are fulfilled on Christmas day.
It may apply to some tangible things but mindsets and habits having gone on for 30 years
will take a whole lot more time of change than 6 months.
Forget finding your wishes underneath the Christmas tree. We all need to work on this purge and reset together.

Also for the ones who have not strayed from the narrow path. God needs
your intercession for his mercy and grace to come about to pass.
Thank God there is a remnant, but a sacrifice of your time is needed
to be the humble ones God requires.
Bombard heaven with your cries for His grace and mercy for him
to hear and save this land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Last weeks of June everyone here start talking about what
they are going to do for July 4th, Independence day, parties, barbecues!
Since it is already in the 90ties F, it will be anything quick
and something to cool off. The bowl on the right
is a crowd pleaser with ice cream and fruit.

Weekly Smile*, makro Tex: June* Thankful Thurs.*

22 thoughts on “DIFFERENCE IN TIME

  1. Not sure what we’ll be doing for the Fourth but my husband will probably be on call, which means just relaxed time at home, relaxed that is unless he gets called to fix IT issue. 🙂

    Oh, how I wish I could share a photo of “after the rain in Arizona” but alas, not yet. Hopefully God’s time includes a more normal rainy season this year, although a rainy season in a place that averages 9″ a year is quite different from many places with rainy seasons. It is after all, the desert.

    God’s time is certainly not always our time but as Toby Mac says in what I think is his latest song, the first one written after his son died over a year ago in an accidental overdose, it may be midnight or mid-day, sometimes it’s days, sometimes it’s years. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve included all the lyrics but they fit so well with what you talk about.

    janet

    “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)”

    It may be midnight or mid-day
    He’s never early, never late
    He will stand by what He claimed
    I lived enough life to say…

    I heard your heart, I see your pain
    Out in the dark, out in the rain
    Feels so alone, feels so afraid
    I heard you pray in Jesus’ name

    It may be midnight or mid-day
    He’s never early, never late
    He will stand by what He claimed
    I lived enough life to say… (Say, say, say)

    Help is on the way
    Roundin’ the corner
    Help is on the way
    Comin’ for ya
    Help is on the way
    Yea-ee-ayy
    I lived enough life to say…
    Help is on the way

    Sometimes it’s days, sometimes it’s years (Oh-oh)
    Some face a lifetime of fallen tears (Oh-oh)
    But He’s in the darkness, He’s in the cold
    Just like the mornin’, He always shows (He always shows)

    It may be midnight or mid-day
    He’s never early, never late
    He will stand by what He claimed
    I lived enough life to say… (Say, say, say)

    Help is on the way
    Roundin’ the corner
    Help is on the way
    Comin’ for ya
    Help is on the way
    Yea-ee-ayy
    I lived enough life to say…
    Help is on the way

    (Mm-mm, mm-mm)
    Well, I seen my share o’ troubles
    But the Lord ain’t failed me yet
    So I’m holdin’ onto the promise, y’all
    That He’s rollin’ up His sleeves again
    Said, I seen my share of troubles (Rollin’ up, rollin’ up)
    But the Lord ain’t failed me yet (Rollin’ up, rollin’ up)
    We’ll keep holdin’ onto the promise, y’all (Rollin’ up, rollin’ up)
    That He’s rollin’ up His sleeves again

    Rollin’ up, rollin’ up (Don’t ya know it?)
    Rollin’ up His sleeves again (I can see Him rollin’)
    Rollin’ up, rollin’ up (Help is comin’)
    Rollin’ up His sleeves again

    Yeah, it may be midnight or mid-day (Yeah-eah)
    He’s never early, no, never late (Yeah-eah)
    He will stand by what He claimed (Yeah-eah)
    I lived enough life to say… (Say, say, say)

    It may be midnight or mid-day (Yeah-eah)
    He’s never early, no, He’s never late (Yeah-eah)
    He will stand by what He claimed (Yeah-eah)
    I lived enough life to say… (Say, say, say)

    Help is on the way
    Help is on the way
    Roundin’ the corner
    Help is on the way

    janet

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  2. Wow, you could have written this post! And the end is perfect: HELP IS ON THE WAY! Anyways, I welcome your addition with this well-fitting song! Was saying to myself when you told me 115 deg. F, and I am huffing and puffing (read: complaining) about 95? Good that I didn’t think about the hot weather when I happily agreed to Texas! The rain is on the way, Janet:):)

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  3. I love the spread of food and goodies, the Agapantha blossoms. I miss those. I had a few at our old house.

    Doesn’t Photoshop CC has the photographer’s $9.99 a month option anymore? That’s what I’ve been running since I finally gave in and signed up for the subscription service.

    If you don’t want to go that way how about buying Photoshop Elements? Free options are Gimp, and Irfanview. I had irfanview before I bought Elements, then I bought the suite, and used it up to CS5 then signed up for the CC subscription.

    Or have you already got a perfect solution?

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    1. This is something for my Tech guy who’s sitting at the dining table to work on, lol. Thanks so much for bringing up those options!! As long as one can delete an object or phone lines, and the size of the image can be reduced to 2MB , so you use much less space…
      Maybe I should also ask you about this – am thinking about a plugin, do you know a company that has reaonsably priced ones? At WP it will cost me $300 per year (since one needs to upgrade to a business blog)! A plugin to have the classical editor back, because with the block edit. my page to make posts became invisible (never happened with the classic editor) that’s why I have a new blog, since I was sent on a trouble shooting tour, and had great difficulty to figure out what they were saying, and they were taking their time. I am not technical, so I deleted my blog, before they could give me another set of options to try out:)

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      1. No, I don’t know of a plugin that works and looks like the classic editor. I just change my theme when WP messes with the program so much that my theme no longer works. They have a lot good “free” themes to choose from.

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      2. Deborah. do you have that wisdom about changing the theme from your hubby? I know there are many free themes, but I guess I might have the tendency to choose one with bells and whistles….

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    1. Thank you Fi! Was just thinking, weren’t you originally from Sweden? They had such a different view about to conquer covid than the UK – Did that bring you in conflict (in your mind)?

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    1. Carol, thanks for visiting! Would like to, but cannot afford to make this a business blog – that’s what keeps coming up if I use wp’s plugin -it will cost me
      $300 per year – if you know another route to go, let me know:)

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  4. Thank you so much for visiting Sara’s Fave Photos, yet again, and your very nice comments. Yes, it is WP and if I didn’t pay someone initially to set it up it never would have happened. As for Photoshop, since I also use InDesign and my new mac was getting to where my old CS6 would no longer work, I finally went and got the new cloud versions. BUT I saved a ton by registering for a class at the local college. As far as I know, any subject at all qualifies you for the education discount, as long as the school is a degree-granting institution, even an AA degree. So it was like $240 ish for the year for the whole pack of them. Still a lot but I did it. Hope that helps. Happy blog!

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  5. Sarah, thanks you for all your great suggestions, but after my doctorate, no more school or education! Oh, and if I tell you my age, you would agree, lol! Hubby looked at Photoshop elements, and that seems an option, since I only use certain edits anyway, not even layers. Thanks, happy blogging:):)

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  6. You can use GIMP, the free open source alternative until you decide on Photoshop. You can even open your psd files in GIMP.
    I like the first picture and I think, I would have automatically drifted towards that bowl on the right.

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    1. Great idea, but since I have already 80 paintings vying for attention, they would protest and say that they’re more important! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Wonderful images and I have no idea what will be happening here on the 4th. Things are finally getting back to normal, mostly, and I think we are all glad. I have used gimp before, with good success. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend.

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