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WHY ME

Good morning everybody:

Praise Jah and Jesus we people!!!

Still looking around for a thread from way back yonder, and keep coming across other "gems" in the process from the heart of bro iso to share with ALL!


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Title: Pooh Wants To Know, ... "Why ME?"
Post by: isomam on July 02, 2005, 02:33:41 PM
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Hi, Everybody! :)

Perhaps, upward of 20 billion humans have lived and died since Adam's creation. Some 6-7 billion presently populate the planet. Some 6,000,000 are recognized as belonging to the religion of "Jehovah's Witnesses."

Compared to these seemingly large numbers, some are moved to ask "Why ME???" That is, why am I one of a presently-small number who are "blessed" with a new-found set of understandings? What some have referred to as "the truth about the truth." Well, the mere fact that you ARE in such a unique situation has to say SOMETHING about you. In some respects (even if outside your own awareness, at present), you are a "gem" in Jehovah's eyes! Something(s) about you has prepared you--qualifies you--to "handle" this challenging body of information and this challenging situation. So, BE GLAD!

One factor which could make this hard to comprehend--hard to accept--is the perception that we are not "worthy" of such a special blessing. We all know our own short-comings. We know our own issues and our own baggage. We are all-too-aware of the things we struggle with. And, the things we struggle against. In our own minds, perhaps, these things preclude us from any such special privilege or service as Jehovah may have in store.

Well, if any are thinking like that,...here's a news flash: GET OVER IT!!! Everyone alive today is carrying around maybe 200 or more generations of compounded inherited sin and imperfection. Can you say "DYSFUNCTION--multiplied by 200???" We--the human family--are in a mess. And, truth be told, we ARE a mess! That's why we need the ransom sacrifice of Christ Jesus!

Our "messed-up," pitiful condition does not alienate our Creator from loving us. Or, from using us. Can not the Great Potter select any lump of clay He chooses? Can He not "shape" any of us into whatever type vessel He sees fit? We need only lend ourselves to the process. Cooperate with the process. And--while we're at it--we might as well be GRATEFUL for the process.

We live in what well may be the most exciting time in human history. On the threshold of never-to-be-repeated events. Let's lift our heads up. Let's put our hand to the plow. Let's thank our Grand Creator for utilizing us in whatever capacity He may have in His mind.

Why...ME? Au contraire. Why NOT Me???

Much LOVE to All of the "ME's" Out There! :) isomam
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Pooh Wants to Know.

"Oh, my! Oh, my! Why me???" I sigh, and wonder, like a Pooh bear.
There are so many other folks that God could use, should He care.
I'm just a little Pooh bear, don't you see? Not too much brain.
Why, sometimes, when I walk and wonder, I'm out in the rain.

I really want to know the answers. Really, yes, I do.
But, when I think I've found an answer, -- three new questions, too.
Frustrated little Pooh bear, on the verge of giving up.
I know! I'll pray to Jah, and maybe He'll fill up my cup.

Why, even little Pooh bears know enough to say a prayer.
I can't memorize the Bible, yet. Maybe God won't care.
I think He cares. He'll care for me. He'll carry me along.
I'm not a smart Pooh bear, but I feel it, very strong.

Why, yes, I am a Pooh bear, and connected with my God.
He Loves me, and I guess it is enough for me to plod.
If God thinks Pooh is good enough, then who am I to doubt it?
I'll wonder, wandering along. His praise, -- I can shout it!

I wonder why He gave Pooh bear a tiny little brain?
Maybe, if I knew too much, it would drive me insane?
It is enough to Know my God. And, Him to know I love him.
It's really good to know Pooh has a Loving God above him.

So, maybe with my tiny brain, I'll just try not to worry.
I'll look and listen for His lead. And, spotting it, I'll scurry.
I'm pretty sure He says that it is gonna be All Right.
He's fixin' it. The time is near. So, why am I up-tight?

That's it! I will relax! A calmer Pooh bear, I will be.
My Pooh-bear heart will trust Him. Ahhhh, Serenity.
Of course, my little Pooh brain just keeps stirring it all up.
I've been so used to worrying, it will be an empty cup.

But not for long. Even a Pooh bear knows to fill a void.
New Pooh-thoughts needed. Faith and Hope and Trust will be employed.
As a Pooh bear wandering along, I usually am smilin'.
But, now my smile is wider still. Just watch this Pooh bear stylin'!
___________________________________________________________________________



Pooh. Part II. (Or, if you prefer, ... Pooh Pooh.) Pooh Two? Whatever.

Pooh heard about God's Purpose for Eternal Paradise.
Pooh would love to live forever. Yes, that really would be nice.
Pooh has been so very puzzled, throughout his short Pooh-life.
Why "Religion" wants to take God's gift away from man, with strife.

Pooh isn't very smart, you see, but, the Bible he did read,
Where it says God's free gift is the ransom, which we all do need.
When Pooh, sadly, sees some men take on airs of self-importance,
He wonders why? It must just be one of those foretold portents.

If God did send His Son to die for Pooh and all the others,
Why must "Religion" shorten God's Hand, toward all my Pooh-brothers?
Not only can't Pooh understand, this really breaks his heart.
To think that some would exploit God's Gift, tearing it apart.

And, they do it, all the while, making the claim that they speak for Him.
God sent you? To tell me this? (I see why many do abhor Him.) :(
So, Pooh thinks he has figured something out, with tiny Pooh-brain.
"God-Religions" are a fraud. Exploitative. Pooh will refrain.

Yes, now I know what I will do. I'll learn about this God.
He gave the Bible. Sent His Son. It makes this Pooh applaud.
God wants all Pooh's to learn enough to know His Love for us.
God's Love is so attractive. Pooh's attracted to God's bus.

Religion had this Pooh convinced, hoops needed to be jumped through.
I think it was part of Religion's plot to capture Pooh. What think you?
Pooh read that Jesus said, one time, "The truth shall set you free."
It wasn't God or Jesus, capturing mankind. 'Twas Satan's spree.

Religion: Difficult to measure up. Or, even, make the grade.
Jesus: My yoke is kindly with a light load. Here's the shade.
Yes, Pooh's mind is now made up. And, Religion he'll decline.
To worship God, now and forever, in peace, will do Pooh, fine.


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RE: WHY ME

llee Wrote:
Good morning everybody:

Praise Jah and Jesus we people!!!

Still looking around for a thread from way back yonder, and keep coming across other "gems" in the process from the heart of bro iso to share with ALL!


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Title: Pooh Wants To Know, ... "Why ME?"
Post by: isomam on July 02, 2005, 02:33:41 PM
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Hi, Everybody! :)

Perhaps, upward of 20 billion humans have lived and died since Adam's creation. Some 6-7 billion presently populate the planet. Some 6,000,000 are recognized as belonging to the religion of "Jehovah's Witnesses."

Compared to these seemingly large numbers, some are moved to ask "Why ME???" That is, why am I one of a presently-small number who are "blessed" with a new-found set of understandings? What some have referred to as "the truth about the truth." Well, the mere fact that you ARE in such a unique situation has to say SOMETHING about you. In some respects (even if outside your own awareness, at present), you are a "gem" in Jehovah's eyes! Something(s) about you has prepared you--qualifies you--to "handle" this challenging body of information and this challenging situation. So, BE GLAD!

One factor which could make this hard to comprehend--hard to accept--is the perception that we are not "worthy" of such a special blessing. We all know our own short-comings. We know our own issues and our own baggage. We are all-too-aware of the things we struggle with. And, the things we struggle against. In our own minds, perhaps, these things preclude us from any such special privilege or service as Jehovah may have in store.

Well, if any are thinking like that,...here's a news flash: GET OVER IT!!! Everyone alive today is carrying around maybe 200 or more generations of compounded inherited sin and imperfection. Can you say "DYSFUNCTION--multiplied by 200???" We--the human family--are in a mess. And, truth be told, we ARE a mess! That's why we need the ransom sacrifice of Christ Jesus!

Our "messed-up," pitiful condition does not alienate our Creator from loving us. Or, from using us. Can not the Great Potter select any lump of clay He chooses? Can He not "shape" any of us into whatever type vessel He sees fit? We need only lend ourselves to the process. Cooperate with the process. And--while we're at it--we might as well be GRATEFUL for the process.

We live in what well may be the most exciting time in human history. On the threshold of never-to-be-repeated events. Let's lift our heads up. Let's put our hand to the plow. Let's thank our Grand Creator for utilizing us in whatever capacity He may have in His mind.

Why...ME? Au contraire. Why NOT Me???

Much LOVE to All of the "ME's" Out There! :) isomam
___________________________________________________________________________



Pooh Wants to Know.

"Oh, my! Oh, my! Why me???" I sigh, and wonder, like a Pooh bear.
There are so many other folks that God could use, should He care.
I'm just a little Pooh bear, don't you see? Not too much brain.
Why, sometimes, when I walk and wonder, I'm out in the rain.

I really want to know the answers. Really, yes, I do.
But, when I think I've found an answer, -- three new questions, too.
Frustrated little Pooh bear, on the verge of giving up.
I know! I'll pray to Jah, and maybe He'll fill up my cup.

Why, even little Pooh bears know enough to say a prayer.
I can't memorize the Bible, yet. Maybe God won't care.
I think He cares. He'll care for me. He'll carry me along.
I'm not a smart Pooh bear, but I feel it, very strong.

Why, yes, I am a Pooh bear, and connected with my God.
He Loves me, and I guess it is enough for me to plod.
If God thinks Pooh is good enough, then who am I to doubt it?
I'll wonder, wandering along. His praise, -- I can shout it!

I wonder why He gave Pooh bear a tiny little brain?
Maybe, if I knew too much, it would drive me insane?
It is enough to Know my God. And, Him to know I love him.
It's really good to know Pooh has a Loving God above him.

So, maybe with my tiny brain, I'll just try not to worry.
I'll look and listen for His lead. And, spotting it, I'll scurry.
I'm pretty sure He says that it is gonna be All Right.
He's fixin' it. The time is near. So, why am I up-tight?

That's it! I will relax! A calmer Pooh bear, I will be.
My Pooh-bear heart will trust Him. Ahhhh, Serenity.
Of course, my little Pooh brain just keeps stirring it all up.
I've been so used to worrying, it will be an empty cup.

But not for long. Even a Pooh bear knows to fill a void.
New Pooh-thoughts needed. Faith and Hope and Trust will be employed.
As a Pooh bear wandering along, I usually am smilin'.
But, now my smile is wider still. Just watch this Pooh bear stylin'!
___________________________________________________________________________



Pooh. Part II. (Or, if you prefer, ... Pooh Pooh.) Pooh Two? Whatever.

Pooh heard about God's Purpose for Eternal Paradise.
Pooh would love to live forever. Yes, that really would be nice.
Pooh has been so very puzzled, throughout his short Pooh-life.
Why "Religion" wants to take God's gift away from man, with strife.

Pooh isn't very smart, you see, but, the Bible he did read,
Where it says God's free gift is the ransom, which we all do need.
When Pooh, sadly, sees some men take on airs of self-importance,
He wonders why? It must just be one of those foretold portents.

If God did send His Son to die for Pooh and all the others,
Why must "Religion" shorten God's Hand, toward all my Pooh-brothers?
Not only can't Pooh understand, this really breaks his heart.
To think that some would exploit God's Gift, tearing it apart.

And, they do it, all the while, making the claim that they speak for Him.
God sent you? To tell me this? (I see why many do abhor Him.) :(
So, Pooh thinks he has figured something out, with tiny Pooh-brain.
"God-Religions" are a fraud. Exploitative. Pooh will refrain.

Yes, now I know what I will do. I'll learn about this God.
He gave the Bible. Sent His Son. It makes this Pooh applaud.
God wants all Pooh's to learn enough to know His Love for us.
God's Love is so attractive. Pooh's attracted to God's bus.

Religion had this Pooh convinced, hoops needed to be jumped through.
I think it was part of Religion's plot to capture Pooh. What think you?
Pooh read that Jesus said, one time, "The truth shall set you free."
It wasn't God or Jesus, capturing mankind. 'Twas Satan's spree.

Religion: Difficult to measure up. Or, even, make the grade.
Jesus: My yoke is kindly with a light load. Here's the shade.
Yes, Pooh's mind is now made up. And, Religion he'll decline.
To worship God, now and forever, in peace, will do Pooh, fine.


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http://pathways-online.com/yabbse/index....l#msg11706




Hello llee

Thank you for reposting that, have not seen it before loved every bit of it and now crying it was so good.

Thank you isomam and llee

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