Sunday, September 27, 2009
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.' No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 NIV
Sunday, September 27, 2009
You're Growing Up Spiritually When..
Let us… go on to maturity…
Hebrews 6:1 NIV
When Jamie's 13-year-old brother died in a skating accident, his mother locked herself in her bedroom for days on end. That's when six-year-old Jamie decided he'd have to replace his brother, and the threads of an intricate fantasy were woven. He became obsessed with imitating his brother's personal characteristics; he wore the same clothes and learned to whistle like him. He became his mother's constant companion, deciding that to stay a child meant freedom from sorrow and responsibility.
Jamie continued to resist adulthood, and it was as if his physical body joined in the resistance. At age seventeen he was barely five feet tall, and in later years children were among his closest friends. And no wonder - since age six he'd idealised childhood, rejecting maturity. In fact, the boy who sought eternal youth as a defence against tragedy never did grow up entirely. Instead he became famous for creating Never-Never Land, that ageless island of dreams where little boys never grow up. That's because Jamie eventually became Sir James Barrie - author of the children's book Peter Pan.
What's the lesson here? You're growing up spiritually when:
1) You have the ability and discipline to feed yourself spiritually.
2) You know you were not born to be served, and that only in serving others do you serve the Lord.
3) You understand that your feelings are fickle, so you walk by faith and stand on God's Word.
4) You realise you'll be tested, so you commit yourself to living by Scriptural principles and not human impulses.
5) You know that true satisfaction comes only from discovering and doing God's will.
Daily Bible Reading:
Genesis 24:1-51, 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Where did it go - The week end? It was a bit like streaky bacon, sunny and warm or shady and cold. But still, it was a great - pearly - one. It's almost frightening how fast the week ends - no - time goes. It's life that passes, faster and faster and before you know it, it's gone, just like the week ends.
So, before you know it, you'll be before your maker. Whether you believe in Him or not, you will be held accountable for the life you have lived by Him. Prepare your self and repent, so you can be saved!
'I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.' John 10:14-18
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I just wrote a blog entry which took me 20 minutes to write. I didn't have the tick for the "facebook" upload in so I ticked the box, guess what happened??? I lost the whole lot.
I can't be bothered to write the whole lot again.
Wishing everybody a great week end with nice exercise weather
Blessings to all
No, I am not uploading this to facebook
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ..... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO!!! Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
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