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Slowing Down in a Faster World

Today's Topics

  • Gimel's Gate: The Currency of Heaven is Relationship!

  • Absolute Advantage: Community Benefits of Trading from Strength

  • Snoopy Scoop - Why you will need to slow down to succeed in a world about to move even faster.

Gimel's Gate!

by Mississippi Sound 

If the currency of heaven is relationship then maybe we need to stop and evaluate our currency. I think we all know by now that the father of lies always counterfeits the real, in all things. One of the ways he has done a great job of counterfeiting is in our relationships with Yahweh, family, and friends.

Another area is by keeping us busy. We want more and more, to the point that we work more jobs and more hours. We are addicted to technology--way too much screen time! You know what I mean. Computers, cell phones, iPads, etc. We can be busy with sports. We can even be busy in "doing" even spiritual things within the four walls, or outside of the four walls of a church.

Who among us can sit still an do nothing--just to be? We have to have things around us to keep busy. But busyness is not who we are, and it's certainly not what we were created for. We were created to bring the kingdom to earth. We were created to be in relationship with Yahweh.

We need to train ourselves to be still; to be in that state of rest. The rest I am referring to does not mean doing nothing. This rest I want to discuss is finding rest in our relationships.

I can rest and just be, so that I can see and hear my spouse, children, friends, and most importantly, Yahweh. There's a number of scripture on rest. In Exodus 20:8-10 says "To keep the Sabbath day holy, to labor six days and the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God." Let's look at one more I am sure your familiar with Matthew 11:28 says "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Rest means - to cease from work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. Rest is where we find our strength in the Lord and we become refreshed, and relaxed as we are quiet before him. This is a place to allow the rest to move into relationship with Yahweh.

In the relationship we hear and see what is written on our scrolls, and our purpose and destiny are revealed. This kind of rest brings restoration! Restoration will always lead to Peace, Love, and Joy. This is the first and most important place to stop and evaluate the currency of heaven in relationship, is with Yahweh!

We can become involved in so much. It is necessary to stop and evaluate all that we do. Is all that we are do written in our scrolls? If it isn't, then we probably aren't finding much peace, love, or joy in what we're doing. When you're doing what is written on your scrolls, your Spirit knows it is on the right path.

Your journey should flow with currents of peace, love and Joy. A precious bench of three! Don't just evaluate your business or your job. look close at the relationships therein--your spouse, your children, other family members, and friends. It's time to let go of busyness and access an abundant life filled with true success found in rest.

"We stay so busy that the truth of our lives can't catch up" - Brene` Brown


Absolute Advantage: Community Benefits of Trading from Strength

by πd Piper

"His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 9:7

In economics, Absolute Advantage is the concept in which one party has a direct advantage in efficiency in producing/providing a specific good or service over another party. Companies that command such a position for substantial amount time, especially in highly competitive environments, have a potential becoming monopolies that eventually force the smaller companies, like main street, "mom & pop" business out of the market.

It's a common result below the sun (BTS), where supply and demand are finite--where lack and want are ever present. The larger is pitted against smaller, and the smaller eventually gives up, with all of its resources getting rolled up into the larger.

But the macroeconomics above the sun (ATS), where supply is infinite and lack and want do not exist, absolute advantage is expressed differently, and with completely opposite outcomes. Instead of leveraging its advantage to gobble up a greater market share or remove competitors altogether, ATS enterprises leverage their strength in resources and efficiency to trade with other ATS enterprises that hold absolute advantages in other capacities.

Whether in the same market or not, regardless, both businesses will trades into the strength of the other for the mutual benefit of the community's economy, whether it be local or global.

This ATS economic principle creates two advantages:

  1. Each enterprising entity is able to shift more resources into improving efficiency through innovation and increase its productivity in those areas it commands absolute advantage

  2. The community benefits an increase in the quality and quantity in the specific goods or services the both trading enterprises produce.

Two of the chief driving forces for absolute advantage below the sun is fear and greed. Unfortunately, it is these same two force that eventually disrupts and destroys the same advantage. However, above the sun, love and generosity are the driving forces behind absolute advantage. Those enterprises who leverage them will experience increased advantage and accelerated growth.

Snoopy Scoop!

by Boston C!

  • Your Belly brain to the rescue! Last time, I mused around the idea of my heart-brain being where my spirit gateways function. Well, your belly-brain is where your intuition resides, and is a spiritual gateway, too. Intuition is active at times when your "gut" is telling you something. If you refuse to allow stress to live there, your daily decisions, mixed with Faith, will serve you well. You will be protected from saying, "I knew I should have listened to my gut." No fear, anywhere, and certainly not here. Up and away!

  • Counsel of sententia - "No matter how much we think we know, there is an infinite amount more to know. We don't know how much we do know or don't know. Therefore, we don't know how much more there is to know. Which means we really don't know much at all!" ~ Boston C!

  • Why you will need to slow down to succeed in a world about to move even faster: Futurist April Rinne: The notion of continuing to move faster to increase productivity in careers has long been a hallmark of work. However, futurist April Rinne says" that moving slower could actually benefit workers in a variety of ways." She says" one of the biggest risks in the future will be attempting to keep up with a pace of change that will make today’s pace look slow by comparison." “You run the risk of running straight past life,” Rinne said at the recent CNBC @Work Summit.

  • Boston C! loves the fact that April says to "slow down" as the future is speeding up! I just bought her book “Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change". Take a snoop loop on the article and perhaps read the book.

"Live Above The Sun!"


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