Awesome and Incredible Potential

Genesis 1:1,3,6,9,11,14,20,22,24,26,
Mark 11:23-26
Job 22:28
Romans 4:17

Strange, but few  have commented on the implied information found in the above verses of scripture. What do they have in common? If interpreted correctly they reveal a source of vast power that is available to us.
In John 1: 1-3 we begin to identify the Speaker with the Words. They are one and the same. All of creation has come from words. Not ordinary words but words imbued with unimaginable power. Power that can call something into existence from’nothing.’ This thought, this knowledge staggers the human mind. Even more difficult to comprehend is the fact that we are told in the above scriptures that we can do this very same thing. Speak and call things into existence that have not existed before. Can we really do this? God says “yes.”
To really understand this you must read the above scriptures.Now here is something very interesting. It seems that science has a theory of how the universe began. No, they don’t say that God created the universe but they have what they call, “The String Theory” which they believe will explain all the laws of nature. I can’t explain the whole theory but briefly it says the cosmos is made up of untold quadrillions of unimaginably small vibrating strings. Now follow this, vibrating strings or just vibrations is exactly what happened when the Word spoke everything into existence. The Word spoke and the vibration of His Voice brought creation into being as it responded to His voice. It is the way that God created the universe. Did the The Word doubt that when He spoke Almighty God would not back Him up? There was perfect agreement between Almighty God and The Word. Mutual trust brought about the miraculous creation.
Science continues to discover truths about God and creation and in spite of all this evidence they do not understand nor correctly interprete their discoveries, How sad to fail to understand these marvelous truths.
Back when Job said, “thou shall declare a thing and it shall be established unto you”, how did he know that? Was he aware of some existing power that had to respond to your words? Would God be God if He lied and told us to believe that what we decreed by faith would come to pass and it didn’t? God is not a man that He should lie. Num.23:19
This power is omniprsent because the Word is everywhere. We allow ourselves to be restrained from using our imagination by the one who would deny us the joy of discovery of our matchless Lord. We need to expand our lungs with fresh air that we may breath and taste the goodness of oxygen and we need to expand our imagination that we may perceive the vastness of what is beyond the vision of our limited understanding. As our imagination grows so does our understanding. We have been given the same creative power of The Word Himself. John 14:12 “Truly, truly I say unto you, He who believe in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these shall he do….”
Only our lack of faith prevents us from doing as He did. We must trust Him completely and cut the rope of disbelief that ties us to where we are and prevents us from taking our place with our Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
We are fledglings about to leap from the nest and discover a universe undreamed of. There is the exhilarating excitement of that first release of doubt and the grasping hold of trust that transforms us into a new and awesome creature. We are only at the beginning of realizing our new and almost incredible potential.
This is our legacy, this is our inheritance, that we should be like Him.

For As I See It,
I am,
Roy Lamont

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Tomorrow Never Comes

Tomorrow Never Comes

…..and it never will….unless you understand why your tomorrow hasn’t already come.

A Nascar auto mechanic is very meticulous about everything regarding his auto engine. He even listens
to the sound the engine makes and if it isn’t performing as he thinks it should he continues to look for the flaws until he finds the reason and gets the engine to purr as sweetly as he thinks it should.
Now if your life isn’t clicking on all cylinders as sweetly as you think it should perhaps you should be examining your life more carefully. Some things belong and some things don’t belong. You would only use a high grade quality oil in your motor engine and fine tune it periodically. Certainly you would never put sugar in your gas tank to sweeten it up. Somethings just don’t belong.

Let’s look at life. Is yours sweetly humming along or are you having malfunctions and detours all along the way? Are your thoughts happy ones or are they ‘dark’ thoughts? Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so your life reflects your thoughts and attitudes. Let’s look at another example. An artist looking at a blank canvas knows that what is put on the canvas will reflect his/her thoughts, attitude and talent. You, as the ‘creator,’ have free will to choose what you will put on canvas or in your life. Some paint colors are indelible and will remain for life evens as some choices made in life are irreversible and will remain for life. Somethings belong and some things don’t.
The allure, attraction and the gratification for the immediate moment is the bait that has captured many a poor fish. Once hooked, it’s over. Whether you realize it or not you are to a great extent a ‘creator’ of your own life and your future. You plan what goes in and what comes out. Every choice you make produces an outcome.
You are the sum and product of every decision you ever made, for good or for bad. Once you underrstand this and are truly willing to change your life for the better you are on your way to a better future. Poor decisions made your life a bad one, and good decisions can change your life to a better one. It begins just as soon as you start making good decisions. It may very well be that you don’t know how to make good decisions. Suppose you wanted to be a good cook or chef, what would you do? You would either read cookbooks from quality chefs and perhaps even apprentice yourself to a professional chef and learn all the ‘right’ things to do. It is the same whether you want to be an electrician, plumber, carpenter, or if you want to go into the professional field of medicine, science or the arts. You learn to differentiate between that which advances your dream and that which detours you or even leads to disaster. These careers are great for earning a living but they don’t teach you how to live a happy, joyous, fulfilling life. That gift of a joyous life comes not just from your intellect but from your spirit. Just as you body and mind needs to be fed with good food and good information your spirit needs to be fed also in order to flourish and provide you the joyous and happy life you seek. The untimate book on life has not been written by phychologists, philosophers or stargazers but was inspired by God and given to holy men over many centuries and compiled into one book called “The Holy Bible.” Some will scoff and say I’ve heard all that before and besides the bible is too hard to understand. If you approach the bible as a sceptic wanting to disprove it you you will learn very little. If you are truly seeking truth and a better life you will learn more than you ever imagined. Since you are capable of free will and can choose what you will, why not choose that which is good and will only produce ‘good’ in your life? Start reading the wisdom and counsel of many of the wisest men in all history and give yourself the life you are looking for…today, because if you don’t, tomorrow never comes.

For “As I See It”,
I am, Roy Lamont

My Cup Runneth Over With Love

My Cup Runneth Over

I often write about love and it’s awesome power to
change lives, heal and immerse one into a world of beauty and joy.
I believe that love is the very essence of life.
Love is everything.
The Bible tells us that God is love. Imagine, we share this fabulous attribute, this glorious emotion with God Himself.

The title of this blog is, as you see from the title above, “My Cup Runneth Over” Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones.
My favorite recording of this song is by Ed Ames circa 1967 ‘Google” the song by Ed Ames and listen to it.
Just below, as you read the lyrics slowly, savor the words and their thoughts. Anyone who has experienced love will understand and will, perhaps, remember their own.

“Sometimes in the morning when shadows are deep
I lie here beside you just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper what I’m thinking of
My cup runneth over with love

Sometimes in the evening when you do not see
I study the small things you do constantly
I memorize moments that I’m fondest of
My cup runneth over with love

In only a moment we both will be old
We won’t even notice the world turning cold
And so, in these moments with sunlight above
My cup runneth over with love
My cup runneth over with love With love”

I continue to dream of the joy that love has brought me. I can only hope that you have been blessed to have had a love as happy and joyful as mine.
I still dream, but now there is no one next to me to watch, to whisper to or to gently touch..
Now, I drink from the cup of memory.
We are all actors on the stage of life.
I don’t know if the curtain of life and love
is coming down or about to go up. Is this a comedy or a tragedy? We enter and we exit.
The stage may have been too crowded at my arrival and I was not seen, just an extra in the crowd.
Is all of this a dress rehearsal? Perhas I am only the ‘understudy’. Who Knows?
A new cast, new loves, and only the ending matters.
One thing is sure, the show will go on and
My cup still runneth over with love….but
will there ever be someone to receive it and share it?

For As I See It,

I am,
Roy Lamont

How Does A Dog Say I Love You?

How Does a Dog say I Love you?

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
– Romans 1:20 New American Standard Version (1995)

We learn from all that has been created. All around us is the evidence and examples of God’s handiwork.
Ecclesiastes 3:19 For what happens to the sons of men also happens to animals; one thing befalls them; as one dies so dies the other. Surely they all have one breath; man has no advantage over animals….”

I have known disloyal people but I have never seen or heard of a disloyal dog. The dog is always loyal to his master, I choose to use the word guardian. I believe loyalty, love and devotion are those attributes of a dog that we admire most. Even people who are unkind and mistreat their dogs find that their dogs remain loyal to them, sometimes, even to the death. Can you say that of all of your friends or even family?

From the very beginning ‘man’ has been given dominion over the animals, birds of the air and the fish of the sea. With authority comes responsibility and responsibility demands acountability.
Whether it be the power of the throne, pulpit, or Oval Office every one will be held acountable for his/her actions.

How has man treated animals in his/her charge? Not well at all. Consider how animals have been used in war. Horses, elephants, dogs, and other animals have been used in battle. Now, if you wanted to bring down an adversary who was on horseback which of them makes an easier and bigger target? Yes, the horse. A fallen warrior will probably be injured and also makes for an easier target, so you aim for the horse. Not all animals died instantly but usually died an agonizing death, There were no veterinarians on the battle field. Obviously, over the years death and pain have taken the biggest toll on horses. No, ‘man’ has not exercised love and care for those under his/her care.

When we observe nature and all that God has created we must be intelligent enough to learn from His beautiful creatures.

Love does not differentiate the object or subject of it’s love. It could be human or animal, love is the same. The source of all love is from God and since God is love we need to be aware that God loves all of His creation, as we should.
I truly believe that there is something essential missing from the spirit of the human being who does not or can not express love toward animals. If some measure of this love is absent from the human being there has to be something of God missing from that person. I’d say they are incomplete as a human. They are missing the joy of sharing this beautiful world with all of God’s creatures. There is such a joy in having the love of an innocent creature of the animal world, dog, cat, horse or any other creature return your love. One can see this love in the
eyes, response and obedience returned without a single word being spoken. They show their love not with words but with loyalty and devotion even unto death.
On September 30, 2013 a guide dog named Simon gave his life to save the son of his blind owner. With internal injuries and a broken leg he dragged himself two hundred yards to see that the child he saved was safe and then collapsed and died. Sacrifice complete.
I believe God has given us perfect examples from the animal kingdom on how to love one another.

Yes, there will be animals in heaven. They have been with us from the beginning and they will be with us at the end. The scriptures often speak of animals being in heaven and seen with angels.
But, that’s a story for another time, or perhaps you might wish to visit my archive of October 2012, the last entry for that month and find out now.

For As I See
I am,
Roy Lamont

Where or When ?

Songwriters: HART, LORENZ/RODGERS, RICHARD

When you’re awake, the things you think
Come from the dream you dream
Thought has wings, and lots of things
Are seldom what they seem

Sometimes you think youve lived before
All that you live to day
Things you do come back to you
As though they knew the way

Oh, the tricks your mind can play

It seems we stood and talked like this, before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can’t remember where or when

The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes, you wore
The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
But I can’t remember where or when

Some things that happened for the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And that we laughed before, also loved before
But who knows where or when

What is ‘love”?
Where did it come from?
Is it just an emotion?
Did it begin with that first glance?
Were you aware that you were witnessing the birth of love?
Do you run or do you stay?

Love can be compared to a dream. The dream can be a joyous one or it can sometimes become a nightmare. Circumstances make the difference.
Let us regard the joyous dream. When recalled, we are able to live again, if only momentarily, the intensity and fervor of the passionate joy of love. We are able to love and love again, and again because it is our nature to be able to love. If circumstance should take our loved one away are we then doomed to remain without love for the remainder of our life? Emphatically, no. At the passing of a loved one our passion and love as a dream may go dormant but is awakened and revived if circumstance so dictates.
We were born with the capacity to love and love again and again.

Gen. 2:18 “It is not good for man to be alone”
It is the way that we were created. Incidentally, when the word “man” is used in the bible
it usually means “mankind” which is inclusive of both male and female. If I said “tiger” or “elephant”
you would not know if I meant male or female unless I specified which one I meant.

Death has twice taken my wife from me. After my first wife passed away I thought that was the end of marriage for me. Happily I was wrong and eventually my heart awaked and responded to a new exciting love. Love is a most joyful experience. This time, however, it lasted only
six years, four months and eight days before cancer and eventually death took my second wife.
Once again my love is dormant but the memory of my two loves comfort me. Will I love again?
It is difficult for me to say as now I not only remember the joy of two wonderful marriages but I also remember the anguish and pain. I believe I am still capable of another love but, in truth, I am really not looking. Could I be so fortunate to find another true love? Some have not been
blessed to have even one good marriage while I have been truly blessed with two.
I enjoy loving and caring for someone and sharing all that life has blessed me with.

As in the lyrics of the song above, should you, whoever you are, come into my life will I also be saying,

“It seems we stood and talked like this before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can’t remember where or when.
The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes, you wore
The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
But I can’t remember where or when

Some things that happened for the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And that we laughed before, also loved before
But who knows where or when”?

For more on matters of love and relationships please see earlier archives from November 2011
through the first few months of 2012.

For “As I See It”
I am,
Roy Lamont