What is God’s relationship with you?

The question isn’t what is YOUR relationship with God but what is GOD’S relationship with you.

Do you even question yourself about it? Do you care?

Well, I do and I care, hence I question myself. Religious people tend to say “Yes I have a good relationship with God, I know that He’s there for me, I always ask God’s help whenever I need it….” that shows your side of the relationship but not His.

Most people nowadays forget that their life on earth is a provisory state of existence and that nothing belongs to us as God is the owner and creator of all. We merely borrow a piece of Earth to live on.
We must be grateful for what we have no matter the quantity.
There is no obligation that puts God in a state to grant you anything. If you have the car that you have is because God granted your wish to have a car. If you have that gorgeous outfit it isn’t thanks to your choosing skills but because God granted you the job that you have which allowed you to have that money with which you bought the outfit. The examples are countless.

Everything is connected. You lose your job, you lose all the opportunities with it. Don’t take everything for granted.
I’ve noticed that God granted me many blessings in my life for which I’m grateful. I know that I would never have had them if it wasn’t for His kindness toward me. I discovered that there is way for the human beings to make a bond with God. It is a connection that can be felt if you know how to find it. That makes you ponder on His relationship with you. He knows you more than anyone can, it is a reson for you to make a bond with Him.

God is providing us His attention everyday of our lives, the only thing He asks of us in return is to believe in Him. We can see that through History, and mentioned so many times in the Bible, Torah and Quran.
You might have heard this short story before, but I’m sure not this way, so read on:

Your Lord called to Moses, “Go to the tyrannical people. The people of Pharaoh. Will they not fear?”

He said, “My Lord, I fear they will reject me. And I become stressed, and my tongue is not fluent, so send Aaron too. And they have a charge against me, so I fear they will kill me.

God said, “No. Go, both of you, with Our proofs. We will be with you, listening. Go to Pharaoh, and say, ‘We are the Messengers of the Lord of the Worlds. Let the Children of Israel go with us.’“

Pharaoh said, “Did we not raise you among us as a child, and you stayed among us for many of your years? And you committed that deed you committed, and you were ungrateful.”
Moses said, “I did it then, when I was of those astray. And I fled from you when I feared you; but my Lord gave me wisdom, and made me one of the messengers. Is that the favor you taunt me with, although you have enslaved the Children of Israel?”
Pharaoh said, “And what is the Lord of the Worlds?”
He said, “The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, if you are aware.”
Pharaoh said to those around him, “Do you not hear?”
He said, “Your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors of old.”
Pharaoh said, “This messenger of yours, who is sent to you, is crazy.”
He said, “Lord of the East and the West, and everything between them, if you understand.”
Pharaoh said, “If you accept any god other than me, I will make you a prisoner.”
He said, “What if I bring you something convincing?”
Pharaoh said, “Bring it, if you are being truthful.”
So Moses cast his staff; and it was a serpent, plain to see. And he pulled his hand; and it was white, for all to see.
Pharaoh said to the dignitaries around him, “This is a skilled magician. He intends to drive you out of your land with his magic, so what do you recommend?”
They said, “Delay him and his brother, and send recruiters to the cities. To bring you every experienced magician.”
So the magicians were gathered for the appointment on a specified day. And it was said to the people, “Are you all gathered? That we may follow the magicians, if they are the winners.”
When the magicians arrived, they said to Pharaoh, “Is there a reward for us, if we are the winners?”
Pharaoh said, “Yes, and you will be among those favored.”
Moses said to them, “Present what you intend to present.”
So they threw their ropes and their sticks, and said, “By the majesty of Pharaoh, we will be the winners.”
Then Moses threw his staff, and behold, it began swallowing their trickery. And the magicians fell down prostrating.
They said, “We have believed in the Lord of the Worlds. The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
Pharaoh said, “Did you believe in Him before I have given you permission? He must be your chief, who taught you magic. You will soon know. I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will crucify you all.”
They said, “No problem. To our Lord we will return. We are eager for our Lord to forgive us our sins, since we are the first of the believers.”
And We inspired Moses: “Travel with My servants by night. You will be followed.”
Pharaoh sent heralds to the cities. “These are a small gang. And they are enraging us. But we are a vigilant multitude.”
So We drove them out of gardens and springs. And treasures and noble dwellings. So it was. And We made the Children of Israel inherit them. And they pursued them at sunrise. When the two groups sighted each other, the followers of Moses said, “We are being overtaken.”
Moses said, “No; my Lord is with me, He will guide me.”
We inspired Moses: “Strike the sea with your staff.” Whereupon it parted, and each part was like a huge hill. And there We brought the others near. And We saved Moses and those with him, all together. Then We drowned the others. In that there is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
Surely, your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.

And relate to them the story of Abraham. When he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?”
They said, “We worship idols, and we remain devoted to them.”
He said, “Do they hear you when you pray? Or do they benefit you, or harm you?”
They said, “But we found our ancestors doing so.”
He said, “Have you considered what you worship. You and your ancient ancestors? They are enemies to me, but not so the Lord of the Worlds. He who created me, and guides me. He who feeds me, and waters me. And when I get sick, He heals me. He who makes me die, and then revives me. He who, I hope, will forgive my sins on the Day of the Reckoning.”
“My Lord! Grant me wisdom, and include me with the righteous. And give me a reputation of truth among the others. And make me of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss. And forgive my father—he was one of the misguided. And do not disgrace me on the Day they are resurrected. The Day when neither wealth nor children will help. Except for him who comes to God with a sound heart.”
And Paradise will be brought near for the righteous. And the Blaze will be displayed to the deviators. And it will be said to them, “Where are those you used to worship?” Besides God. Can they help you, or help themselves?” Then they will be toppled into it, together with the seducers. And the soldiers of Satan, all of them.
They will say, as they feud in it. “By God, We were in evident error. For equating you with the Lord of the Worlds. No one misled us except the sinners. Now we have no intercessors. And no sincere friend. If only we could have another chance, we would be among the faithful.”
Surely in this is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
Your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.

The people of Noah disbelieved the messengers. Their brother Noah said to them, “Do you not fear? I am to you a faithful messenger. So fear God, and obey me. I ask of you no payment for this. My payment is only from the Lord of the Worlds. So fear God, and obey me.”
They said, “Shall we believe in you, when it is the lowliest who follow you?”
He said, “What do I know about what they do? Their account rests only with my Lord, if you have sense. And I am not about to drive away the believers. I am only a clear warner.”
They said, “If you do not refrain, O Noah, you will be stoned.”
He said, “My Lord, my people have denied me. So judge between me and them decisively, and deliver me and the believers who are with me.
So We delivered him and those with him in the laden Ark. Then We drowned the rest. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
Your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.

The people of Lot disbelieved the messengers. When their brother Lot said to them, “Do you not fear? I am to you a faithful messenger. So fear God, and obey me. I ask of you no payment for it. My payment is only from the Lord of the Worlds. Do you approach the males of the world? And forsake the wives your Lord created for you? Indeed, you are intrusive people.”
They said, “Unless you refrain, O Lot, you will be expelled.”
He said, “I certainly deplore your conduct.” “My Lord, save me and my family from what they do.”
So We saved him and his family, altogether. Except for an old woman among those who tarried. Then We destroyed the others. And We rained down on them a rain. Dreadful is the rain of those forewarned.
Surely in this is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
Your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.
It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. The Faithful Spirit came down with it. Upon your heart, that you may be one of the warners.

Don’t neglect your creator. Make a bond with Him. Every humans can do it. Every humans must.

Foreign threats are good for the human race

I’ve been in the social media since ~4 years now. I’ve learned many things, made many friends, had a few enemies, seen a few people changing thier way of life, heard many sorrows, laughed at lots of jokes, read many people’s issues…. At the end we’re all alike. We all share our troubles to those who want to hear them. Some say that it is borring to hear people’s stories, such as “why do they share their story on the social medias? They shouldn’t do that!”. But it’s the only way to know that we’re all humans, we all have our share of anxiety and stress which may lead to depression. Last night I’ve seen the movie Predator 4. To cut a long story short, it is about mutated aliens who intend to steal Earth from the humans. At some point, two groups of humans who were enemies since the beginning of the movie, decided to unite to kill that Predator. That made me realize how stupid we are! Wars are tearing us apart for some irrelevant reasons, revenge is ruining families around the globe, hatered is spreading as it was once in the 20th century… I know exactly what we need: We need a spacial invasion! Yes. It is the only way to feel enough threatened for us to unite. There won’t be any more ethnical, religious or political divisions. We’ll be one human race against a global threat.

What about #59

This is a post I wanted to make for a long time. I hope that it will be useful for everyone of you who has to eat food made by others without thinking about it. 😑

It bothers me to buy food from the fast food restaurants or even take aways, but unfortunately most of my food source comes from those establishments. 😞

Along the years I’ve learned lots of things about their hygiene. 😕And depending on the location where you find yourself, you’re most likely to eat dirty food most of the day unless you eat at McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, etc…. 😒

 Let me explain:

In most of the countries, when you buy/take food from a private fast food such as a Kebab house, a Deli or even your friendly neighbor be sure that they’re going to prepare your food without washing their hands. 

The cashier is the cook at the same time, so they take the money (with all its microbes and viruses), they answer the phone which is the most dirty thing around us (google it), they might even handshake their frequent customers and then touch your sandwich or your pizza or whatever you ordered without washing their hands or putting disposable gloves on. 

I don’t want to go into details but unfortunately there is no hygiene in public food places. Half the year we can find flies walking and jumping on bread, cakes, sandwiches, vegetables …. and that doesn’t bother the customers ! 😲

Can you imagine flies walking on your food? 😨 Well….. that’s normal for most of the countries. Or you can find supermarkets where the bakery is self service, so the people/customers take the pasteries or bread they want with their bare hands (some people even dare to feel and touch some cakes or bread without buying them) . As they have contact with the food, they can touch, cough, pick them up if they fall and put them back….it’s disgusting ! 😵

When you vist your friends, they offer you biscuits for instance. But they didn’t wash their hands before (no offense please). They brush their hair before you arrive, they check their eyes in the mirror (with their hands), and then they open the door for you when you arrive. They ask you to make yourself at home and they jump to the kitchen to bring you coffee and something to eat. But did they bother to clean their hands first or will they take a look at their them and judge them clean as there is no sauce or dirt that they can see? 😕 According to them if they don’t see anything on their hands, they suppose that they are clean. 😡

Let me give you an example:

The last time I was in Switzerland I went to a Turkish/Italian Restaurant. I’ve ordered some plain pasta. There was a girl at the till, a boy who was making pizza and the cook. I couldn’t see the kitchen but I could see the cook coming out or in. As I always try to see who and how my food is prepared. After a while,  I saw the cook coming out of the kitchen and going to the toilet. 😮

I was a little overturned by the fact that MY cook went to the toilet before my food was ready. And very seldom cooks washed their hands after doing their personal business. 😬

Guess what I saw?

The cook came out of the toilet very slowly, CLOSING HIS ZIP!! 😲 do you know why? because he didn’t wash his hands. 

And that’s not all. I went toward the toilets as if I wanted to pee and looked inside the kitchen (perhaps he was washing his hands 😏). Do you know what I saw? God knows that I’ve never, ever imagined in my whole “experienced ” life that I could see such a thing 😶. My pasta was cooked, and He was pouring the pasta with HIS HANDS in the trays!! 😵 My God, I was shocked. 

He just came out of the toilet with his wet fingers, directly into my food! 😨 The girl at the till was there helping him. She looked confused or perhaps ill at ease that I saw everything. When I told them that I would never buy that food, she became angry asking what was wrong. I told her everything. She defended her cook saying that her cook was clean and that he had washed his hands (how would she know, she wasn’t there at the time😕). I told her so, well the only thing she found to say was that I had to leave and to hurry.

I tried to put my review in google maps, but they weren’t on it so….. 😠

Another story:

A very long time ago, I was just a child. We ordered chinese food by phone, which was customary in US. After a while the order was delivered. We began to eat when at a certain point my mom found something awful in the food: a big dead green fly.😲

Of course we vomited for a long time and then my dad went to the take away to show them what we’ve found. 

The point is, never trust a fast food or restaurant if you can’t see the kitchen or toilets. Never eat something which can be touched or spoken on by anyone except by the seller if he/she is hygienic. Beware of what you ingest. Lots of diseases come from our own fault. Some people are used to taste grapes directly from the store without washing them or even washing their own hands and after they complain that they’ve fallen sick. I’ve seen some people put their car keys, their parking ticket or even their money in their mouth as if they were dogs! 😶

The good news is that some countries have rules for the food. Such as Portugal,  Ireland and very often in Germany. The person at the till never touches the food with their hands, kitchen hats are always in use, they use gloves or tools to serve the customer, they wash their hands if they’re going to touch the food directly…. Those are special countries where you can eat more safely. 😊
Please be more careful with your health. And watch what you eat 😉