If you are calling yourself a Christian you need not be perfect but you do need to be consistent in your beliefs, I see way too many Pastors, “Men and Women of God” berating people and groups of people that they disagree with. Do you not remember one of Jesus’ greatest teachings to love your enemies? What kind of witness are you portraying to people with this kind of rhetoric? Are you so great that you can now throw the first stone? Its not biblical and you all should know better.
There is a way to stand up for your beliefs and do it in love. End of story. BE BETTER!
I WAS REALLY struggling on what to write today…There are so many things going on in this crazy head of mine I just couldn’t pinpoint one thing. Then I do what I always do in those situations and just asked God to reveal it to me.
Success! (See when you give things to God, the path is always more clear). so, He gave me this verse to which I will be writing today…
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”;whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. “- James 4:13-14
I guess it kind of hit me again yesterday when I went to the doctor for this nagging throat issue. It didn’t quite hurt as bad but still have trouble breathing so because I feel breathing is kind of essential to life, I went to have it checked out. Well, a few things came out of it…
My tonsils are pretty swollen; so doc put me on a month of steroids to hopefully knock it out.
My Sleep Apnea is still an issue to which she is sending me back to the specialist to probably get put back on the Darth Vader machine.
My White Blood cell count has been elevated since last year so she ordered tests to see how that was doing. (Got the results back and while not as high in November, they are still on the high end)
So, all of this combined with all of the other medical stuff my family and I have been through these last couple of years, really got me thinking..(Scary right).
Got me thinking that as I approach the big 50, my life is most likely on the downswing. That I have lived more years than I have left which because I am a Christ-follower doesn’t trouble me but it does make me think that I and all of us should maybe be spending our time and focus on things that really matter versus giving that time to things that do not.
See, we are not promised tomorrow; heck I have no assurances that I will make it through this blog post, so why do we not focus on what we are promised, Right Now! That is one of the many reasons I am on this weight loss journey is I have things I want to do Right Now and I can’t because of these extra pounds. So I am doing something Right Now to effect that journey. I’m not living for the future, I am quite literally living to make it through today. Make sense?
Friends, stop the worry about tomorrow and surely forget about yesterday; one is gone forever and one may never come. Live for today! Hug that person you have been meaning to, tell them you love them, and treat them and yourself as if this is your last day on Planet Earth. How different would life be if everyone treasured and valued life to that extent….
To God be the Glory and….(looks like I made it though this blog post) 🙂
Love and Hugs,
P.S. If you are on Twitter and you are not following me there..WHY NOT? Just kidding….Maybe…. Anyway, here is my handle @David_Fischer71 🙂