“Converging Conversations and Inspiration”

“Call upon Jesus to send the Comforter the Holy Spirit; then many interesting things happen”

What follows are thoughts and ideas as well as answers to prayers, that occurred over the last 24 hours, creating a mosaic of growing, connecting, fulfilling faith.

It just came to me in reading some scripture and looking over the writings of few fellow bloggers; that God was speaking loud and clear to me!  It’s getting more obvious to me as I’m sure you as we grow older that we all come up short changed or even broke if we depend on mere temporary earthly contentment’s or pleasures to fill us; virtually an impossible fool’s errand.  But, with a caveat I say we should always try to make the best of what we have and be eternally grateful just for that, indeed our next breath is a miraculous gift; and then seek Him the Divine and Everlasting to satisfy our every dream and need in His kingdom to come!  I’m sure I’ll see you there as long as I keep trying my best, that’s all He expects of any of us!  Amen.

My mind does like many of yours, I find it wandering and almost fishing or trying to grasp onto truths hidden in the wide array of worldly human distractions!  Look at the television and listen to the commercialization or commerce advertising and even propaganda being blasted out at you and me to fill our heads with more unneeded and unwanted trash!   I think somewhere way in the past long before I was born there was a time when it was easier and simpler to focus on the essential and yes even spiritual but now we all get cluttered in our minds and lives around us with so much hurry and get this done or get here or there and almost becoming non-human and more machine in that we are buzzing away getting nowhere fast at all.  Enlightenment doesn’t come this way, no, no it becomes suppressed and muted which is what you got me to thinking about and more people should awaken to this fact!

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Let’s hang in there and try better to still live like we mean it and are part of this jumbled up contrived world the best we can, but set time aside day to day and even moment to moment to recognize that God is everywhere and always has been.  But we need to pay attention to Him through His Holy Spirit being manifested in our lives regardless of how hard we may try to stick our heads in the sand like the proverbial ostrich or bury our inner mind with a flurry of stuff to do, and growing numb minded in the process; we need to remain vigilant and of heart; not closing our minds but by connecting them through the heart to the Holy Spirit and let Him lead the way and keep our attention on what really matters in all we do, so that we really live in the moment and are enriched with more enlightenment and not extinguished or turned off in our  “desire to know Him better and do His will” in the moment to moment fulfillment of the daily process of living on earth.

“When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you – you know your nation is doomed.” -Ayn Rand

I’ve experienced the kind of massive global corruption spawned from the “New World Order” which is the Devil’s plan; in my own backyard in a most personal way; when my own representatives moved against me to do severe damage with little or no recourse than to try filing law suits which I did alone.  The system is highly politically rigged and extremely biased, Illuminati, Free Mason’s, devils for whom hell awaits; so even the lawyers won’t touch it, unless of course I were able to heap large amounts of cash on the matter, but that would be no assurance that even the one I hire to help me achieve justice wouldn’t sell out to the highest bidder leaving me in the dust.  I’m sorry to say that if this happened to me in my locale where I was born and raised; I’m sure it’s running rampant or much worse in other locations around the globe.  Greed can be the only reason people would do harm like this to each other and their societies willingly or so wantonly with such impunity!  The Scriptures make it clear that money is the root of all evil.  I would say all of this is a clear sign that the human race has moved away from God much too far now.  Sodom and Gomorrah were full of corruption, heathen sin and transgression from God; and they were destroyed!  I dare say that we now living in this radically fast paced, decadent over the top world of celebrity and serving of self to the point of worshiping self, has brought us all clearly to the precipice of the abyss!   You who have ears and eyes had better hear and see before it’s too late!

What we have here now in this era is plenty of lip-service revolving around political correctness or global climate catastrophe which is deflection or diversion away from all that matters most to any of us, and this is part and parcel to the New World Order Agenda.  This ultimately is playing right into the hands of the coming antichrist and enslavement of the entire human race leading to Armageddon, I’m so sad to say!  People will not wake up and join together to save lives and this world as a human family of God’s in order to ultimately save souls from hell; eternal damnation!  Instead, they would rather have the spoils of victory or earthly treasures now and give up any eternal peace.   This is very evil and out of control, transgression.

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All any good heart that abides in Jesus should want over all things on earth is for all people, children of God, to awaken and do His will as we surely should if we love Him and each other!  Peace and brotherly love are of God and Holy!  Amen.

The purest heart that ever existed on this earth the “Blessed Heart of Jesus”  said to us and still does through His word and Holy Spirit far beyond what any man can put into words;  is that we should love Him above all things and each other, “seeking to galvanize others to be of like mind and heart!”  All Glory and Praise to God Almighty!  Amen.

Mark 12:30, Jesus tells us that our first responsibility is to Him, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” This same theme is reiterated many places in the Bible (Deuteronomy 6:5, 13:3, 30:6; Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27).

“Putting the Lord first in our lives is the most important decision we could ever make.  A life built around anything else but God, is a life built on shifting sand and vapor.  Too many people today wonder why their lives are filled with so much turmoil and misery. However, these very same people refuse to submit to God and live for Him.  These people build their lives on fantasies and deception; then they wonder how it could all fall to pieces.  It is because their foundation was untrustworthy.  They put their faith in something other than God and that something let them down.  There is no surer foundation for life than a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  It is this relationship that must be first and foremost in the life of the Christian.”(RobertDriskell)whatchistianswanttoknow

I think we all get melancholy or feel a sense of drudgery in our sometimes overly mechanical, “going through the motions” and routines of just living a plain temporary physical life!  Like the old adage of, “getting from point A to point B!”  But, therein lays the crux of the matter or question my dear friends, what is truly our destination?  Is it to merely continue on living like a gerbil on the running wheel or as mice through a maze!  We can choose to seek out the Truth and Light or we can follow into the trap!  So we must first and foremost ask ourselves are we willingly being deceived and led astray by the many temptations and the glitter of the fool’s gold or snares of this world?

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Or are we looking deeper into the heart of our simple existence here on earth to see the profound reality that much, much more is going on than meets the eye!  The Holy Scriptures say “Seek” and you will find, (7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-12), and I’ve learned though time and some very painful experiences that at times in my life I got too sure of myself, basically allowing myself to get lost in my own delusions of contemporaneous material fulfillment’s, only to find myself on the other side of that process as being more empty and unfulfilled than when I began on my escapade or journey into “going it alone.”  I know now that until any of us actually awaken to the fact that the Almighty made all this possible to begin with and that we are simply here to fulfill His plan, we can go off in ninety-nine different directions and never find one that brings any lastly or substantive  meaning, purpose and enlightenment; like being on a “fool’s errand” if you will, and therefore in seeking we must seek the “Divine and Unseen” in order to elevate our own petty fractional lives of great need above the fray; and into the light of real understanding.

“The straight and narrow path for those who see the light and the forest for the trees!”

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I too recognize He was with me all along but I may have gotten too sure of myself while not staying truly sober or obedient to His word, and then I was damaged severely by the onslaughts of others; who were my enemies seeking to ruin me.  Then I look back and feel some regret that I didn’t prevent all of it myself, but didn’t He know I would fail and even be angry?  Of course He did, and even though it’s hard to swallow one’s own pride and know that the damage is done and it may be too late to fully recover, there was more value in things turning out as they did, finally putting me to the test to see what I would decide to do about it all; to truly grow and change as He knows I needed to preparing me for what’s to come at the end of my journey.  You know the old adage of “get up, brush yourself off and get moving again.”  This life is a proving ground, and we all go through trials and tribulations; to come out of it hopefully in the final analysis as not just test pilots anymore, but as astronauts ready to carry out the whole mission!

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What comes to mind in all of this is the Prodigal Son Parable in the book of Luke 15:11-32: 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.”  Basically this younger son was so foolish and threw caution and reason to the wind wasting all that his father had given to him!  Of course in time he realized what a fool he had been and that his father’s servants wee better off, so thinking he should return to his father and admit his error perhaps his father would allow  him to at least be kept as a servant, which would obviously be better than being a vagabond or beggar!  On his journey back to his father, “still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’  And they began to celebrate.”  Obviously this is to illustrate that our Heavenly Father who knows and understands all things holds out for us if we have run amuck or been led astray to awaken from our doing wrong because learning from a mistake and growing in wisdom is achieved if genuinely felt in the heart which to God is a most pleasing thing for any of us to achieve. as we are all fallen and none are worthy or righteous, and to rise above sin or transgression and be sincerely sorry is an act of courage and shows character!  Remember how Jesus at Calvary told the condemned sinner and criminal on His right side as they were being crucified, “I say to you today, you will be in paradise with me!”  A despot heathen criminal who in his final opportunity saw the light and truth and showed genuine sorrow and faith to Jesus our Father and that was something Jesus would not deny being rewarded; just as the prodigal son’s father saw in his son true remorse or repentance, and how it was a blessing that he came back into the light and fold or the family!  But, in all of this the older brother who had followed his father’s ways and fallen into line all of his adult life was shaken by all this praise heaped upon the wayward younger brother!  He was asked to join the celebration that ensued.  “But he was angry and refused to go in.  His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes; you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’’  This is such great hope and encouragement for any of us to remember that the gate into heaven is narrow and the road to hell is wide; but, our heavenly Father who knows all things is full of mercy and love for us, so there is always hope even for the lowly criminal or worst sinner if he can see the error of his ways and repent turning his heart over to his Father in heaven!  Our Lord Jesus Christ knows us, and when we stand before Him there will be no fooling Him, but there will also be no denying of His own.  That is a promise He made to us!  We should pray we are so worthy when we see Him!

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But, clearly the takeaway in all that I say here is that we are all lost and yet all found, because our Father in heaven knows us all better than anyone can and is always calling out to us watching from afar.  C.S. Lewis went full circle being both a faithful son from the time he was a boy going to church with his beloved mother, whom when she died he couldn’t accept it and rebelled; so he became like a younger prodigal son and went astray while at the same time the older son within him who had known the Father all those years going to church never could, which led him to eventually serve our Father doing so much good for Christendom than he otherwise could have done if not for the hard lesson which restored his faith and motivated him!  This the dichotomy of human life how we are all in a state of perpetual conflict actually stemming from our broken hearts, like C.S. Lewis’s, between doing what is right and what is wrong.  Our conscience should be our guide but isn’t always taking the lead, and that is when we succumb to temptation and sin.  I see how when I was so sure of myself at times in my past perhaps too proud under my earthly father’s wing in a sense, I was that older brother and son, but then the younger prodigal son took over or rose to the occasion gladly to stray or sin when I went off on my own coming and going as I pleased, no longer under the watchful eye and guidance of my earthly father.  Our lives are like the test pilots always being tested until hopefully we are full-fledged astronauts going home on our final mission to God’s heavenly kingdom.  But, when we are at our lowest points on this earthly journey and falling away or going astray is when our Father in heaven reaches out to us the most to come back into the fold and be lost no more; and when we do return, just like the prodigal son, it’s such a beautiful thing that happens for any of us, showing understanding and true love for Him our Father who is in heaven; which isn’t by our being like a controlled robot but by choice out of deep genuine love for Him, a true child of God’s.

They say, we should pull ourselves up by our bootstraps when we are downtrodden, and those are words of wisdom!  Only don’t expect AOC to agree or even get what you’re talking about!   Some people only know illogical speak, or lack God in their hearts as I see it; in my mind!  They are truly the blind leading the blind.  Most important is that Jesus Christ promised that those who have faith in Him and abide in His living word that He will be with us to the end and forever!  He is definitely with us and this is a “short ride;” so I often wonder how I wasted so much time!  I really have to kick myself in the ass for that one; so much more I could have done better!  But, the good news is there is no better time than the present, today, right now; to make the biggest impact!  It’s a collective building power of faith, which can get over any mountain and make the impossible possible!  Amen to that.

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Convergent Beam of light Rays:
“when the rays of light coming from different directions meet a point, then such rays constitutes convergent rays.”
Examples:
1. Parallel beam of sunlight are made to incident on a solar cooker consisting of concave mirror so that the rays converge at focus point.
2. The rays received by camera are converging through a lens.
3. The rays entering in our eyes converge on the retina.

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Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

8 thoughts on ““Converging Conversations and Inspiration””

    1. Hi Sally, wow, thank you for that assurance as you are the very first to give me any correction or feedback of any kind; a couple of close family allies didn’t even know about it yet! You know you are absolutely right; that is maybe my favorite sentence out of all the others that hit home deep! That one signifies hope and moving on to not let the past drag us down because God knows we can do that very easily if we want to! Positivity and stick-to-itiveness is the best attitude! I believe the way it’s been said in the past by many famous historical figures is not to let defeat or fear hold us down because that succumbing to fear is the only thing that can keep us down; actually our own selves working against us. Wake up each day and say thank you Lord for another chance to serve you and do a better job than I have! You said it so well and concisely here Sally! I had a few technical glitches and had noticed some script, even quotation marks that are not identical font and photos were not right so I got those straightened out but will have to go over it again to fix any typos, again! I put myself under a self-imposed deadline and didn’t even eat dinner; while my computer system is a bit tricky at times too. Hopefully it wasn’t distracting in any way but if you can look again later you should see it in tip top form I hope.
      Take care. 🤗
      I need to eat now even though getting later than I like!

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  1. This long comment I had to place here on my recent blog because it fits perfectly in my mind and heart! I had to address a serious issue another blogger brought up but the tie-in is revelatory so here it is!
    Dear friend, I have a suggestion for what it’s worth coming from a huge dog lover and fan, of the dogs that is; I don’t know you well enough yet to say the other. OK my attempt at being a tiny bit funny is history now. I agree with you that the past must be dealt with and properly putting it perspective and getting a handle on it so you control it and not the other way around. Easier said than done, right I know we all have pasts and stuff that we wish we didn’t but first I see the past as a great teaching or learning reservoir to be aware of the things that did us good or did us harm and how they happened so that we might replicate the good things and avoid the nasty’s. You talk about meditation and to me I don’t find that a proper term for how I differentiate by experiences and timeline of life. I do things more spontaneously as in when I’m doing something in the here and now and something in my past pops up I either take a look at that immediately or make a note of that for later when I can really sink my teeth into it or start my analyzing or what some people might call over thinking process to trash out any new insights or perspective that is valuable to me to add to my collective present state of wellbeing. Some of this may seem old hat or not good enough to consider any ground breaking revelation but my key point to this is two other factors to have working in unison while exploring this train of thought. First I sincerely ask God to help me figure out what I need to and help me overcome my obstacles if it is His will which I consider most important as I’m really nothing without God. I know an oxymoron for sure but I mean it in a sense how I would rather make use of my life past present and future as an instrument of God’s serving His purposes and plan. (I inserted here, wasn’t going to mention this but then said of course why not), I’m born and raised as a Catholic and was born in a Jewish Hospital and delivered by a Jewish doctor; as well and most important I’ve always met some extremely kind and even great Jewish people whom I got along with wonderfully; a couple of them even, “saved my life” in adulthood. But, now back to the fun part of this cure-all is this other piece which is I know how you love dogs like I do so pet therapy is a real substantive methodology; I know because I was near to death after an industrial injury and a beautiful soul of a dog that I had at the time which I will still cry about if I dwell on the fact that he isn’t here with me physically anymore but in my heart he remains forever; I carry guilt that I know is wrong still thinking I should have done better to make sure he didn’t die and hindsight is 20/20. I had no idea things would go the way they did and an 11 year old strong dog would suffer and die like he did in my charge. I mention all this because when I was physically damaged and suffering he was totally attentive to me coming to lie down next to me and licking my neck and chest which was my biggest area of injury and illness. But in those close bonds and connecting sessions I had with my little buddy I was so able to look way back and even the present from a solid footing at the good, the bad and the ugly and put it all in perspective feeling so much better and confident that my life is good in spite of how messed up I was at the time, I was able to override it all with the sheer joy in my heart that my little four legged friend instilled in me, and how I was feeling so much more alive and appreciative of all I had by sitting or lying next to him petting and showing affection to him as he was also to me; I dare say he was even trying to fix me and I felt that, he was so good and would take it all away if he could have so that was enough for me to say, OMG, Thank You God for giving me this beautiful dog companion and everything else even the bad because I don’t think I would have appreciated this abundance all around me if this bad hadn’t happened and brought my little buddy to my rescue connecting to me the way he did! So many blessings in disguise my friend and who knows maybe my dog buddy did take away my illness to save me and then died because of it; he succumbed to a respiratory defect! It’s all relative my friend and putting things into their proper perspective isn’t that hard to do when we add up how much there is to be joyful about; there’s way more of that good stuff all around and I won’t let some crap defeat me even the type I got that was all inflicted on me by nefarious persons.

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  2. A comment I had just sent to a blogging friend that must be shared here as it dovetails!
    So often we humans think this life is our own to just do what we please and it’s all about our plan or designs! But, when we are truly honest with ourselves and face reality or the ultimate truth, we become aware that we have nothing; no control or self-produced plan that would amount to a hill of beans, because it will all be dust in the wind when all is said and done. The sooner we can awaken to that truth, and see that we are really lost and without purpose unless we have our Creator fully embraced in our hearts allowing Him to show us what He has planned, the better off we will be, along with those around us; so we can serve His will and make our lives a precious gift and instrument of His glory and love! We really aren’t here for anything other than to Love and Serve God our Father in Heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior through Whom all things are made possible and Who brings us closer to Him each moment we can abide in that truth! Amen
    I’m Glad what the response was to this so I add the following additional comment.
    Take that food (for thought) and digest it over time through genuine prayer and full commitment to our Lord and His purposes; then you will see all He wants you to see allowing Him to guide you through your life! Thanks be to God!
    Side note, I was thinking and praying about sending out a best message of concern and I see the pieces or dots connected, telling me once again, God had it covered 100% just by how perfectly things unfolded! Not to worry, when he is our Pilot. Amen

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