© 2014 by Microphone Jones
noun \ˈlīf-ˈstī(-ə)l, -ˌstī(-ə)l\
: a particular way of living : the way a person lives or a group of people live
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. – John 14:6
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full – Jesus Christ (John 10:10)
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? – Matthew 6:25
“ In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Psalms 127:2
It’s funny that before we called following Jesus “Christianity “it was called “The Way”. Sometimes I think we can forget that following Christ is a lifestyle, not just a proclamation. Anyway…This past week I have been experiencing a locking up of my upper jaw (TMJ) due to stress. I’m too young for this, so I’ve been prompted by my mother (Mother Nature) to change my lifestyle! Get exercise, play and go to sleep! There are four major things that dictate lifestyle.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: – Ecc 3:1
It was recommended by Ben franklin that we should get 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of work, and 8 hours of play being there is only 24 hours in a day. I don’t think I have to pull out a science book to know that if I’m not getting enough rest, life becomes a mess. Sometimes I think we underestimate the blessing of following a schedule and getting proper time for all three.
Impulsive spending, being unaccountable, buying things just to feel good is another way to have a lifestyle a mess. Sometimes I think we underestimate the blessing of keeping a budget, and actually adding up what’s on our receipts day by day.
Whether it’s eating late, overeating or not eating at all food is another factor that can make or break or lifestyle.
Facebook, Trends, popularity, and the like… when we care too much about what other people think about us, we don’t leave any room for us to think intelligently. Hiding stuff from people we love so they think were perfect is stupid, and just causes more stress. Also trying to win acceptance from people who barely know us is another rotten thing that doesn’t matter. Be real with the people that love you, and if they reject you , then know they really weren’t your friends in the first place.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr Seuss.
IN THE END, what really Matters?
The truth is that only thing that really matters… listening to God, and obeying his commands to Love.
The common string
Insecurity… We overdo things because we feel we haven’t done enough. Like were overcompensating. But what if we did trust God? Did our work, and watch him increase the harvest? Wouldn’t we be happy and balanced?
BTW: This awesome lady was thinking the same thing I was thinking, when I was thinking it ! I love YouTube.