Forever Starts Now- Day 21

Posted: May 26, 2012 in Life Stories
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My journey just keeps getting more and more exciting, I must say.

Today was amazing as I fellowshipped with my fellow Christians. It really does feel great to be in the house of the Lord.

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. (Matthew 6:31-32 KJV)

This morning’s sermon was one about health. The brother, who preached, preached about the 8 things we need to be healthy.

1- Nutrient. Food to sustain us.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. (Genesis 1:29 KJV)

2- Water. So much of our body is made up of a high percentage of water so as we loss it, we must continually replenish it. And unlike food, where we can go weeks without; we can only go a few days without water.

3- Air. Our bodies need oxygen. The cells in our bodies need this to function and we can only only go a few minutes, at most, without this.

4- Sunshine. Important for that very important vitamin D.

5- Exercise. We need physical activity to keep our bodies in shape.

6- Rest. As we go an go on a daily basis, our bodies need to get adequate rest so that it can reenergize.

7- Temperance. Now all of the above are important but only in moderation. Too much is not always a good thing.

8- Trust in God. This has to be the most important of all the eight.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:33-34 KJV)

God should always be the most important being in our lives.

That said, the discussion this evening at AY was deep.

Thing is, I almost didn’t make it to AY at all but God truly is great.

We, as Adventists, don’t believe in taking part in competitive activities. Why? Because when we compete, our competitive spirit over powers us and we start to think of self. We try to be number one and to dominate our opponents. It was argued that it is possible to compete and do it onto the Lord. The argument was that God has blessed us with talents to be used, just as long as they are done to the glorification of God. So the discussion became if it were possible to compete, knowing that there’s competing in everyday life, while not thinking about self but doing it as unto the Lord.

Everything that we do should be done to the glory of God and never to the glory of ourselves.

That said, I know there are things in my life that will be done away with because they don’t glorify God. How I’m going I do that? Well everything I go to do, I’m going to ask myself that question and if the answer is that it isn’t to the glory of God, that’s that. No two ways about that. I’m done with it.

I want to make my God happy.

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11 KJV)

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