Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How Old Will You Be

God says man should live to be One Hundred Twenty years old. He did not say, you will feel like you are One Hundred Twenty, He did not say start claiming all these pains, and illnesses after you pass fifty. We see in Deut. when Moses died, he was One Hundred Twenty, and it says his eyes were not dim, nor his natural vigor diminished. In other words he still had stamina. He didn't act like one hundred twenty.

Deut. 34 v 7....Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.......

The word of God shows us in different places how to eat, and how to take care of ourselves. Today, we have so many choices before us, we can choose to eat at home, or at any one of many restaraunts or fast food drive thrus. We are a fast paced people. We want everything right now. We don't even want to wait for the microwave to finish cooking our instant oatmeal. We want it now. We want you to get our order right, but we want you to do it in a record amount of time. If we have to wait 5 minutes for our food at the drive thru, well, then we have waited too long, we want to talk to the manager, and we want a discount for having to wait. Sound too familiar to you? Be honest!

The only place you are going with this fast paced mentality is to your grave. We need to slow down, take time to chew our food. The same is true with the word of God, we need to slow down and take time to chew on that word we have been fed. We need to let it take root, so that we can obtain all of the beneficial elements we need from it. Like wisdom, love, compassion, understanding. In our work places we need to be less stressed over things, we need to learn to work at a pace, that gets the job done, gets it done right and in a timely manner, but not neccessarily record breaking time.

Then we need time to enjoy things in life. Take a minute to look at the buds blooming out on the trees this time of year, take the time to stop and listen to the birds singing. Take some time for ourselves. Give your body time to recoup from working. That is why God gave us the Sabbath. Even God rested. We need to do the same. He didn't tell us to keep the Sabbath holy and to do no work, just to make it a commandment, He is trying to tell us how to take care of ourselves. He made these bodies, He knows they need time to recoup.

Gen. 2 v 1-3....Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.....

If you are approaching an age you are not comfortable with, look through God's word and see how He tells you to live, and get your life on track with His word, and tell yourself that you will make it to one hundred twenty and your eyes will not grow dim, nor will your natural vigor diminish.

STOP, Take time to smell the roses!!!!

RTB......ACTS 1-3...

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