HOW WE GONNA ANSWER BACK THE CRITIC?

“Father God, thank You that we can heal when we answer back the critic in Your Name and Your Son’s Name, Jesus Christ. We all have the critic who is a parasite to our souls. That parasite is BOTH external AND internal for each of us. We can spend hour upon hour (BOTH) blaming and shaming (BOTH) another and ourselves (BOTH) for their and our (BOTH) faults and shortcomings (BOTH), but we are wasting hour upon hour doing all this BOTH. No matter the names and no matter the souls (BOTH), Jesus is ALL Control and You, Father God, are ALL Might (BOTH). Our ego torments us into thinking we have ALL Control and ALL Might (BOTH), but none of us is God and none of us need play God (okay, no more BOTH 😉). We only are and need play forgiveness for another and ourselves. We ALL “have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they are doing” (Luke 23:34), and forgive us, Father, for we often know not what we are doing. You are Ascent, Father God, when we are in our dissent and our mayhem (BOTH….sorry, couldn’t resist that one 😁). I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Total Control Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in answering back the critic with, ‘God’s Know, NOT your know,’ this daily leavened [Jesus Fuels Love!] bread.”)

You have the critic who loves to torment,

to tell you it’s you against all of them.

It’s not true that you’re alone in dissent,

for your God is Ascent in your mayhem.

I have the critic who loves to put them

in the fire when they’ve inflamed my ego.

When they blame and shame me, I know that whim.

I answer back with, “God’s Know, NOT your know.”

“They have the critic, too, who fuels their flames,”

says Jesus. “They, too, want total control.

I am ALL Control no matter the names.

Our God is ALL Might no matter the soul.”

God is Heal; they can be parasitic.

How we gonna answer back the critic?

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“YOU’RE NOT STUPID!”

“Father God, thank You that You claim us: ‘You’re not stupid!’ Thank You for reminding me of this last night when I left my tablet charger at work and called myself, ‘stupid,’ over and over again. Same as the Bible Study yesterday, I suffer from The ‘Broken Record’ Syndrome, i.e., I play a ‘broken record’ over and over again that scratches over and over again and yet I expect a different song. This, as they call in it recovery circles, is INSANITY! Help all of us, Father God, take off that ‘broken record’ and put on a ‘New Record’ that plays over and over again without scratching over and over again the song that we are NOT stupid! This ‘New Record’ also plays over and over again without scratching over and over again the song that “GOD IS LOVE” (1 John 4:8). As the sonnet says, we are not to call ourselves what Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, never would Be. We are indeed flawed but we are also the ‘New Few’ of Jesus. ‘Stupid is as stupid does?’ NO! Stupid is NOT as stupid won’t DO! We are NOT stupid, just human race and thus fallible. We are learning Grace, and we are learning to trust Jesus. Thank you, Father Cupid, God of Love! The picture reminds me that I am an Enneagram 4 and, thus, SPECIAL ANYTHING means a whole lot to me, even if I were a SPECIAL STUPID. Thank you, Father God, that I will ALWAYS be SPECIAL in Your Eyes but never SPECIAL STUPID. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘New Few’ Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in ‘I’m not stupid!’ but I am one of the ‘New Few’ of Jesus Christ this daily leavened [Jesus is Cupid!] bread.”)

You’re not stupid! You’re just one fallible.

One stupid is one too many for Grace.

When you call yourself stupid, probable

and palpable that you’re just human race.

I’m not stupid, though this finds me at “hurt.”

When I’m hurt, I find this: “What’s wrong with you?”

What’s wrong with me is I’m one on alert

to what’s right with me: “It’s God’s Point of View!”

“You’re not stupid. You’re learning to trust Me,”

says Jesus. “Stupid don’t do as I do.

Don’t call yourself what I never would Be.

Call yourself flawed. Call yourself My ‘New Few.'”

We are free to claim our God our Cupid.

Our God of Love claims us: “You’re not stupid!”

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NO HOLDS BARRED

“Father God, thank You that you ask us to love them no holds barred. We are to love them expecting nothing regard which, by the way, is not easy at all. Our ego tells us we must love them and expect them to love us back. Our Spirit tells us we must love them no holds barred and no expectations are, well, to be expected. Once again, this is SO hard, Father God. It’s only through Your Love that we can love them this Spirit Way, which is The Way of Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. When Jesus had to take the witness stand as an Innocent Man, He would not speak. Let us not speak either, Father God, down here until it is time to speak Up There. And let us speak Up There that, yes, we had You, we knew You, and we were most definitely enthralled! Help us not have disgust! On a more personal note, major prayers for the two fish creating the eyes for the cat in the picture that looks just like my little man, Conrad. I personally don’t think the two fish stand a chance of making it out of this picture alive, but just maybe the cat will love the two fish and expect nothing as food regarding them. I know Conrad, though, and he would have no regard for the two fish and most definitely expect food. Lol! Help me, Father God, to always love ‘eternity express’ BOTH Your humans AND nonhuman animals no holds barred. In You, I always have more ‘God Trust.’ I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Verdict/Gavel Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in loving them no holds barred this daily leavened [Jesus Regards!] bread.”)

What is assured is that you will have trials.

You’ll be on the witness stand to confess.

Jury and Judge Jesus and stacks of files

will decide your “eternity express.”

What is a given is I will be called

to admit why I wasn’t more “God Trust.”

“You had God. You knew God. Why not enthralled?”

Like Jesus, I won’t speak. Like me, disgust!

“When I call you forth, I will inquire this,”

asks Jesus. “Did you love them no holds barred

or did you love them expecting your bliss?

Love them NOW expecting nothing regard.”

Before The Verdict, let us be on guard.

Before The Gavel, let’s love no holds barred.

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VIOLENCE OR SILENCE?

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“Father God, thank You that we can choose silence over violence, that we can choose Hope over Hate. My favorite film director, Ingmar Bergman, explored ‘The Silence of God’ in many of his films. Bergman pondered that God was silent in our trials and tribulations, but I think it’s just the opposite. I think when we get silent with Father God, we hear Him say, ‘Hush. Don’t rush. Hope in My Son’s Way of Peace. Give away your TV!’ I don’t want to put these words in God’s Mouth but when I hush, don’t rush, and hope in The Peace of Jesus, I can hear these words and thus write about them. I’m not entirely sold on giving away my TV just yet, because how then would I be able to watch Ingmar Bergman’s films, not to mention episodes of GOOD TIMES that I like watching? As J.J. would say, ‘DYN-O-MITE!’ But, seriously, give your TV away if it is consuming your every moment of your every day. That Too Violent of TV drowns out the Loving and Thoughtful Words of our Father God. On a more personal note, I have not forgotten about God’s nonhuman animals usually pictured with a sonnet. Well? Violence or silence? I refuse to be silent when it comes to raising my voice for the violence heaped on God’s nonhuman animals. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Them Two Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in silence over violence, Hope over Hate, no Too Violent TV [only ‘TV’ as in ‘Timothy Verret’] this daily leavened bread.”)

It’s the violence that is ripping your soul.

It’s the silence that is absent your rush.

Can’t find internal peace of world’s patrol.

Can find it in world’s shout when you are hush.

It’s the violence that is heaped on myself.

It’s the silence that is when I hear, “Hope!”

God is Hope when I am silent Himself.

World is Hate when I am violent hung rope.

“Violence or silence? Choose My Way of Peace,”

whispers Jesus. “Give your TV away!”

TV means Too Violent! It’s Hate Increase!

We are Two Silent for the Hope of Pray.”

We’ve come too far to give up reliance

on Them Two now. Well? Violence or silence?

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KEEP….”ING”

“Father God, thank You for inspiring today’s God Sonnet with Your Word, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). While this sonnet might have only taken me 5 minutes to write and is not perfect rhyming, the sentiment is perfectly clear: We keep….’ing’ as human BEings and NOT human DOings. Unfortunately, most of us are uncomfortable with just BEing, because we think we have to keep DOing to earn the approval of the world and others. I can speak this with all truth because I am that most uncomfortable with just this. I am learning (thank You, Father God, for Your God Timing) that it is not what I DO that guarantees me my seat in Heaven but rather that I BE by keeping Your Son and my Savior, Jesus Christ, in me. Keep….’ing’ is keeping Jesus always in the midst of us. Without Jesus, we are ALL NOTHING!!!! And without Your Love, Father God, we have ‘become a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal'(1 Corinthians 13:1). On a more personal note, please help me encourage one another and build each other up. I can go ‘radio silent’ with another and others, but I hope another and others know that it’s just me afraid of BEing hurt yet again. Unfortunately, this is a setup as I am only hurting myself by BEing afraid of BEing hurt yet again. Let every another and others know that I am more than willing to encourage them and build them up if they so desire with God’s Help through the Holy Spirit. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious (BOTH….you did know I was not going to leave this prayer without saying that word, right?) Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in keep….’ing’ Jesus in me to BE and not DO this daily leavened [Jesus Interviewing!] bread.”)

Keep on hoping, just as you are doing.

Keep on loving, just as you are loving.

Keep on being, just as you are being.

Keep on feeling, just as you are feeling.

Keep on dreaming, just as I am doing.

Keep on seeing, just as I am seeing.

Keep on trusting, just as I am trusting.

Keep on knowing, just as I am knowing.

“Keep on BElieving in Me; I’m DOing,”

says Jesus. “Keep the word, ‘BE,’ in ‘BEing.’

Keep human BEing for My God Timing.

Keep the faith while you keep interviewing.”

Keep in Him, even when we are sleeping.

Keep renewing, just as we are keep….”ing.”

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“TURN US ON, TURN US OUT”

“Father God, thank You that Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, turns us on, turns us out. With Your Right Hand in our left, we can turn on and out to make a Way for Jesus. This Way is the ONLY Way, and it is a so much-needed Way that we all so much-need right now. Help us to turn our head but never cough at this Way, only feet turn, head off, and heart out. As the picture shows us, your nonhuman animals go to war right alongside your humans, and yet war is NEVER the answer to “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). And neither will the the ego combat guard “our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” We are ALL in this war, and yet the battle is not ours to fight. It’s Your Battle, Father God, and the Victory is Yours when our ego is turned off. On a more personal note, Father God, it seems Your humans are at war with Your nonhuman animals under the guise of domination and NOT dominion (Genesis 1:26) Any domination over another, BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals, is NOT Your Way, Father God. It is only and always the way of the ego! Help me to always speak as a mystic but never as a martyr, Father God. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Egoless Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in NO ego combat today, only feet turn, head off, heart out, never cough, to make a Way for Jesus this daily leavened [Jesus Turns!] bread.”)

You need to be turned on to give out light.

If you’re turned off, all you give is weakness.

Find the Strength of God, so you can turn “right.”

God’s Right Hand in your left is “turned” meekness.

I need to be turned on to face each day.

If I’m turned to ego, I’m turned to flat-

face on the ground; Spirit is my forte.

Feet turn, head off, heart out; ego combat.

“Turn Me on so I can turn you out there,”

says Jesus. “Be My Turn when they’re turned off.

You have all you need through Me to prepare

a Way for Me. Turn your head but don’t cough!”

We are in times where most are cast about.

“Please, Jesus Christ, turn us on, turn us out.”

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WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN

“Father God, thank You that we have Where, What, and Who in You when it all comes down. No human being is exempt from when it all comes down. It all comes down at different times for each individual person. When it all comes down, let us always ‘know’ Your Will for us through Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. You and Your Son (BOTH!) are our “Noun” AND our “Verb” (BOTH!). We are so grateful that we have BOTH of You for when we’ve “lost all my cost.” The Cost has been paid for by Jesus when we’ve lost, and we NEVER lose Jesus when it all comes down. ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you.’ (Deuteronomy 13:16). On a more personal note, for someone like me who has trembling and severe fears of abandonment, this is spiritual music to my spiritual ears! Please, Father God, always help us to help our cat friends as in the picture (looks just like my little man, Conrad, who I love and adore!) who get stuck up in trees. They might not come down if we don’t gently and kindly ‘bring them all down.’ I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘Up The Cup’ Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope that when it all comes down yet again, I will ‘Up The Cup’ this daily leavened [Jesus is Crown!] bread.”)

When it all comes down, where will you run to,

what will you seek, who will you bring around?

Better not be a will that is your “know.”

Know that God is Where, What, and Who you’re bound.

When it all comes down, where is He I see?

Is He in the “come down” for all I’ve lost?

Better be okay with lost ’cause that’s He

I see only when I’ve lost “all my cost.”

“It is not your call when it all comes down,”

says Jesus. “The Call is Mine to Bring Up.

I Bring you to The Father, to The Crown,

only Where, What, and Who you ‘Up The Cup!'”

We need only One to stand in as “Noun.”

He’s also our “Verb” when it all comes down.

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SCARED OF SCARS

“Father God, let us NEVER be scared of scars. They are there for a reason: To remind us of why Jesus took the nails for us. No longer we bleed from open wounds, for we have been healed by Him, Your Son and our Savior. Up on that Cross, Jesus took those nails because when He looked out, He saw that they were bleeding (like us), and He sought to heal them and NEVER be scared of their scars (like us). On a more personal note, the picture shows a dog who has been scarred from dogfighting. Oh my God, bless his or her heart! Anyone who makes dogs fight is a flat-out coward, and I don’t mean to bully that anyone. I just mean to tell Your Truth, Father God. If the dogfighters are so tough, put the dogfighters in the ring if they want to fight, NOT the dogs! If BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals fight or are forced to fight, where is Your Love, Father God? It certainly is not in that ring, nor is it in the hearts of anyone who would watch this spectacle of sorrow and savagery for Your dogs. You are NOT in that ring, Father God, but You are watching and I know You are most displeased and disgusted at what You are witnessing. Please stop all dogfighting, Father God, and on a more personal note, help me to help these dogs. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Scarred Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in NEVER being scared of scars, for Jesus tells me to fear not my scars this daily leavened [Jesus again to the moon and the stars!] bread.”)

Don’t be scared of your scars. There’s a reason:

To remind you of how you hurt yet healed.

No more your open wounds that bleed “season.”

Each season, God with you on battlefield.

I’m not scared of my scars. There’s a reason:

Scarred Timothy ’cause they scarred my Jesus.

If He took those nails, why would I “treason?”

“Nail me, world, for I fear not your disgust.”

“Up on that Cross, I feared not their outlook,”

says Jesus. “I looked out and saw they bleed

from their wounds. That is why the nails I took:

To heal their wounds. Now their scars are My ‘He’d

do it again to the moon and the stars.'”

“Jesus, let us NEVER be scared of scars.”

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GOD’LL GET US THROUGH THIS!

“Father God, thank You for making us and thank You for Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, sealing us with a kiss. Let’s pucker up, as my two friends in the picture are showing us. We want the whole world to see us and accept us, but this is not Your Way for us to be seen and accepted. We are already seen and accepted by You, Father God. Let us not go out ‘in the world’ and be ‘of the world’ by asking the world to see and accept us. You and Jesus knew who y’all wanted. It was not out of the blue. It was me and it was you and, yes, it was BOTH! BOTH Your humans AND nonhuman animals were who You wanted. Help us take our cue by being loving and compassionate and merciful to BOTH Your humans AND nonhuman animals. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ (Matthew 7:12) is the Golden Rule for BOTH! If we exclude BOTH from this rule, we exclude You, Father God, for You created BOTH for Your Pleasure. Dominion don’t mean domination; it was never so from the beginning (Genesis) and it never will be to the end (Revelation). I pray BOTH of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Kissing Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in getting through [and over] this dreaming of being seen and accepted by man, knowing the dream came true when Father God and Jesus made me and sealed me with a kiss [and not just this daily leavened bread but EVERY daily leavened bread.”)

You’re holding onto what is a false dream:

That you’ll be happy when they accept you.

A real reality is they’re not theme.

The subject matter is God. Yes! Who knew?

I’m dreaming for that dream when I am seen.

If they could see my hurt, I’d get through this.

They see me. They just can’t be me. 4teen

going on 4 million, God sees! What Bliss!

“Dream with me, for I have always dreamed you,”

says Jesus. “My Father and I knew who

we wanted. It was YOU! Out of the blue?

NO! We knew it was YOU! This is YOUR cue!”

God made us, Jesus sealed us with a kiss.

Pucker up ’cause God’ll get us through this!

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THE QUIET OF THE BEING

“Father God, thank You that we are The Quiet of The Being that is Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. The world and its noise is looking to swallow us all down. Let us be Up for just being, not doing, never doing, ‘only quiet as Me.’ We can be quiet for quiet is when we are free from riot and only ‘right.’ The ‘wrong’ way of the world is noise, noise, NOISE! Allow us to poise ourselves to “faith, hope and love….and the greatest of these is LOVE!’ (1 Corinthians 13:13). With these 3, we are all 4 You and 4 Him and 4 Love, 3 of these, ‘and the greatest of these is LOVE!’ On a more personal note, please don’t wake up my sleeping nonhuman animal friend in the picture. He or she is resting and in The Quiet of The Being. All humans, please stay away from him or her and please mind your own business. When you are resting in The Quiet of The Being, you wouldn’t want anyone to disturb you, right? Then please don’t disturb my nonhuman animal friend who is resting and in The Quiet of The Being, for this Gift of Grace from God is for BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Quiet Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in the Quiet of The Being that is Jesus and NOT the noise of this world this daily leavened [Jesus IS Being!] bread.”)

It’s the noise that is deafening your peace.

The noise of a world that says, “Be that noise!”

It’s the quiet of the being you mouthpiece.

It’s the faith, hope, and love that is your poise.

It’s the noise that is my mind that is fear.

It’s the, “Will the world swallow me all down?”

It’s when I’m Up for being quiet from sneer

that I have God so dear for when I’m “drown!”

“You’re right, Timothy! Be quiet when in Me,”

whispers Jesus. “Quiet, now, quiet. And see.

See what happens? You are loved for just ‘be.’

Not ‘do,’ never ‘do,’ only quiet as Me.”

Seeing is believing? Depends “seeing.”

“See” Jesus? YES! The Quiet of The Being.

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