Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The other day I was driving down a street in which I remembered a man I used to know. He was a good man. A good husband (he and his wife were high school sweethearts) and family man. He had a hangup with anger but his job made him take an anger management class: 3 times! Now that's enough to make you mad! haha His blood pressure, weight and smoking were out of control.
He simply told his medical doctor when the Dr. told him if he didn't change he was going to die: Hey, I know the Lord and if I should die then I know where I am going and that I am in good Hands. He wouldn't control his blood pressure, losing weight was out of the question and he continued to smoke like a fiend. His idea of relaxing was to go gambling at the casinos where of course smoking and drinking ( and lots of it) is allowed.
Well folks, he died at age 60. No doubt, because of his acceptance of Christ, he is with the Lord. But many times I have wondered did he tempt the Lord? By not taking care of the precious gift God gives to us? That being life and this body in which we only have one of. I know his wife of 42 yrs misses him. His children miss him. His friends miss him. And perhaps the Lord still had some big plans and big blessings for him yet in this life.
It's a dilemma. On one hand Jesus seems to be indicating to throw our lives away. Yet, he calls us to do the work that requires our bodies be in the best of shape. The spiritual is always more important than the physical yet the physical is important too. When Elijah was depressed & running away. The Angel of the Lord prepared good food and commanded he eat it several times, because he had a long journey ahead. The disciples were always hungry it seems and yet Jesus provided for them even on the Sabbath. After giving spiritual lessons to 5,000 men in addition their wives and children, he fed them fish and bread to strengthen them for their long journey home.
It appears that the spiritual and the physical go hand in hand. If you are spiritually strong you are also physically strong and vice versa. Jesus is our great example of both being the strongest Spiritually and Physically.
Should we do any less? This is a question each individual must answer for themselves.
Because it is a matter of life and death...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see.
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we never got to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you..
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too..
But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand..
An angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
It seemed my place was ready - In Heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind, those things I dearly love..
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye.
For all of life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you..
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad..
I thought of all the love we shared, and how much fun we had..
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I'd say goodbye, then kiss you ‘til I saw that special smile..
But then I fully realized, that it could never be,
'Cause emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of all those things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. .
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From his great & golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
Today your life on Earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
and since each day is the same day, there's no longing for the past. .
But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,
Though there were some times you did some things you shouldn't do. .
But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free,
So come and take me by the hand, and share my life with me.."
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me, I'll be right there - in your Heart..
--Poem by David Romano
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wow! It has been way to long since my last blog.
Let me do a little thinking...some planning...and some action and soon a brand new blog will appear to cheer, encourage and help.
Meanwhile, enjoy the Spring and the May that is calling us all to get out there and JUST DO IT!
Sunday, January 08, 2012
I was at the Mall the other evening. Doing my usual 3 laps of walking. I was moving along at a good pace. Passing the shoppers. And being past once in a while by some walkers. I wasn't trying to race anyone. Just wanting to maintain a good walking pace.
One lady cautioned her young daughter who was trying to keep up with me. "Be careful honey, men who are walking fast like that are wanting to snatch your purse!" I don't know if she was serious or just trying to scare her daughter from being too friendly. I wanted to turn around and say, "Sure, Lady, look at my grey hair. I am ready to snatch and run!" hahaha
On my 3rd time around, I see this family walking up ahead of me. They are moving slow. But they are walking together. At first I thought they were shoppers trudging along. I noticed too, each member was pretty hefty weight wise.
I walked around them, as they were walking to the side. The side is a favorite for walkers. Then I made my way past them. Yet as I made my way down one wing and up, I saw them coming around the corner, staying to the side and walking slow but sure. THEY WERE OUT TOGETHER WALKING FOR EXERCISE!
When I realized the whole family was out walking the mall. I thought, "God Bless them! They are trying to make a change and a difference in their lives as a family!" That is boldly stepping out to make the needed changes. Instead of living in fear that someone might come along and snatch something from you.
What's keeping any of us from LIVING OUR DREAM in 2012?
Make 2012 the year YOU made a difference in your life!
Whether it be physical and needing to lose weight and/or build strength through exercise.
Whether it be mental needing to get the brain in gear by reading a book or teasing it with a good word game. Or learning something new this year.
Whether it be social needing to spend more time with family or friends. Or being the best you can be on the job.
Whether it be spiritual needing to come closer to the God you love through reading His Word and getting involved in a good Church. By living the life He has set for you to live!
Whatever it be, make this year, 2012, the year to succeed by LIVING YOUR DREAM!
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