WORDS OF WISDOM

Wealth is not determined by the RESOURCES you possess, but rather by the RESOURCEFULNESS you employ.

Love first.
Want or need based upon the degree of dependability discovered or developed.

Do not EVER let anything from the flesh level adversely interfere with any of  your opportunities in the spiritual realm.

To the degree that you seek the applause of man in place of the preferences of God is to the degree that you follow a path to destruction.

Serve love as best you can without tarnishing it with your wants and needs. Love brings no pain or discomfort, only radiant energy and peace of mind. Any imperfections you think you have found in love, you have not found in love, you have found them in your wants and needs. You can choose to not serve love and attempt to exist without the pain and discomfort your wants and needs bring, but you'll only be existing, not living. For love is life. Your pain and discomfort are beacons shining light on your wants and needs, warning you that your wants and needs are possibly setting you up to tarnish the love you are attempting to serve. God grants you the free will to choose to serve love, so it is up to you to make your own choices. Employ wisdom and serve love.

As you develop fear of, reverence for and relations with the Lord God and Jesus Christ you will develop and be part of more success.

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? - Micah 6:8

Every moment of your life you can choose to serve love and retain the energies, feelings, thoughts and memories that come with it. And although people may come into and go out of your life in varying degrees, the strength and value of love served never leave without your consent. So, while you may lament that the carnal level possesses varying degrees of dependability, take great joy in the fact that it also is never powerful enough to weaken the strength and value of love.

What are the odds of finding someone who cares about you beyond the degree that they benefit from you if at times those who benefit from you don't care about you to the degree they benefit from you? Not impossible, true, but not highly probable.

SUCCESS: To have the level of RESPECT for love it takes to enable you to operate outside the finite world of your needs and wants, which empowers you to unconditionally serve the infinite and God given concept known as love.

When a society feels the truth is too harsh to face and finds acceptable less than what is true it allows it's moral fiber to erode.

Be aware of who you are in the perception of others, for it is a part of socialization. But by NO means be limited by it. For in the final analysis and by authorities higher than they, you are who you are, not who others think you are.

One of the blessings you receive from gaining knowledge of and developing a relationship with the Lord God and Jesus Christ is the ability to communicate WITH them, rather than AT them.

Do not let any level of material wealth, great or small, hinder you from seeking and praying for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Three questions for those claiming to be Christians:
1. Do you pray as one who prays who believes that the Lord God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit ACTUALLY exist?
2. Do you read the Bible as one who reads the Bible who believes that the Lord God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit ACTUALLY exist?
3. Do you perform righteous acts as one who performs righteous acts who  believes that the Lord God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit ACTUALLY exist?

To the degree that you interfere with the process of learning is to the degree that you procure the process of burning.

When you "look" from the objective (spiritual) point of view, you "see" better than when you look from the subjective (carnal) point of view. For when you view from the spiritual, you view through a God influenced perception, thus eliminating the imperfection of the carnal point of view.

I serve God, mammon (riches) serve me.

Keeping your mind on what you do not have instead of appreciating that which you have been blessed with is quite possibly a path to insanity.

God supplies us with a variety of opportunities to assemble a successful and fruitful day. The powers of darkness may attempt to step in the way of some of our plans and attempt to destroy the peace and joy that is our birthright, for God grants all of us the freedom of choice. But remember, it is not God who sent in this destruction. And remember, it is God who will work with us to supply us with the happiness, peace of mind and drive to pursue our dreams, no matter what source of obstruction appears before us. For although powers of darkness exist, God is more powerful and righteous than any form of evil. Give God a chance to interpret the situation and come up with the best solution. Have patience and faith.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. - 1 Corinthians 6:19,20

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; and know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To pursue physical health because you've done research and application and have found out how to be healthier is of the spirit. To pursue physical health because of how you look is of the flesh.

Every one of us has but one body to take care of. One body on loan to use while of this world. One body to exhibit our respect for being given a chance to use this body on earth. The CREATOR, God, is to be worshipped; the created, of which your body is, is to be cared for and appreciated. Show appreciation for your body by taking care of it. Every day of our lives we have 24 hours given to us. We choose how to use those hours and we live and die by our choices.

You can never have health, you can only have more of it or less of it. You can have more of it or less of it based upon your research and application. Your health is nature's response to your lifestyle.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. - Philippians 4:8

If nutrient laden food supplies nutrients to the body and enables it to become healthier, then nutritious food must be important.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. - Ephesians 6:12,13

If a muscle gets stronger after being exhausted to a certain degree and having a chance to rest, then weight training must be important.

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
- Jeremiah 9:23,24

If a heart gets stronger after reaching certain pulse rates for certain amounts of time and having a chance to rest, then aerobic exercise must be important.

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. - Proverbs 19:21

If stretching relieves stress, enhances the body's flexibility, facilitates injury rehabilitation and enables the body to play games more often, then stretching must be important.

Excess body fat is a lack of ease, therefore it is a DISease.

There exists the past, present and future. You can only operate in the present. But what you choose to do now can help you feel satisfied with the past, be purposeful in the present and open up opportunities in the future.


WISE WORDS
When they are spoken, you listen. When the speaker leaves, you think about what was said.
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