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Choose Life

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I was chatting with a friend this morning...she is struggling with her efforts to improve her health. I told her to stop expecting miracles (despite her great hopes and plans) and to focus on taking one step at a time, one choice at a time. Each day we face many choices..what to wear, what to eat, where we go, what we do. Those choices add up. Our results in reaching our goals are not so much a result of ambitions goals as making good choices...all those little choices we make each day.

There is a Bible verse found a Deuteronomy 30: 19 which I took out of context a bit and applied in a non-spiritual sense. I believe that God did give life to humans. I also believe that HE expects us to take care of the gift he has given each of us. In the scripture, God says: I have put life and death before you...and you must choose life in order that you may keep alive, you and your offspring."

No matter what our religious beliefs, we all can apply the thinking here...that each of the choices we make each day reflect whether we are choosing LIFE or not. Good health, a reasonable weight, balanced activity and a healthy diet all are requirements for keeping alive. Thus, I want to Choose LIFE...and encourage you to do the same.

CHOOSE LIFE that you may keep alive.
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  • MOMOSG
    I CHOOSE LIFE! Thank you for sharing. I get what you mean about taking it a bit out of context in the sense that this scripture isn't directly speaking to taking care of our physical bodies. If we truly respect the life Jehovah has given us, then it's appropriate we take care of our bodies. It's so easy to see that smoking, drugs and abuse of alcohol dishonors God. So why is it so easy to ignore the fact that abusing our bodies with a consistently bad diet and a utter lack of exercise is really the same thing? I have been guiltly of this to varying degrees throughout my life and trying to be conscious of it every day. Not to make me feel some huge amount of guilt over each morsel I put in my mouth but rather to get me to the point where making better choices becomes a natural habit out of respect for the wonderful life I have been given.

    Thank you so much for reminding me of this. I think I've overdone it a bit while visiting with my parents!
    1361 days ago
  • ANDEEWI
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    Wonderful application Asta! Definitely a keeper for me!
    I'M CHOOSING LIFE!!!
    Every day we make that choice - Every day is Day 1!
    1361 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 9:02:47 AM
  • CELEST
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Im going with choosing life also. Wish we could still wear bands around our heads with the message dangling before our eyes. LOL
    1361 days ago
  • TATTER3
    I love this! I really do want to choose life!
    1361 days ago
  • CADDYBROWN
    YES. This is what I should be thinking in my head when I am making those decisions about food and activities. Thank you for putting that into words for me.

    Caddy
    1362 days ago
  • ANGELCOWBOY1
    Great blog -I'm choosing life!
    1362 days ago
  • SLIMINDOWN31
    Love it! Choosing life!
    1362 days ago
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