A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
I received my LifeLines newsletter from the Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) and the title is “Words of Wisdom”. Advice on careers, finance and life that has been passed down from generation to generation. It goes on to say, Life lessons can be gained from almost any situation–whether it’s a historical event or time period, someone you’ve met or been inspired by in your lifetime or something you’ve experienced.
Live on less – While the Great Depression was a difficult time in history, it taught us several important lessons that are being implemented today. They are the importance of living on less, using less and wasting less. Some of those who lived through the Depression still buy, save and reuse today as if it were the 1930’s.
Save smart – There is no doubt that the economy has changed drastically over the years (*not just within the last 5 to 7 years). As a result, the baby boom generation has learned the value of security and stability. Over time, many have seen that saving money and planning ahead will allow them to live proactively rather than reactively. Today, there are limitless resources to help people learn how to practice saving smart, and planning ahead.
* There is a lot of complaining about our present government, but yet I can’t find a parking place at any of the shopping malls or stores. Everyone is shopping, eating, going to the movies and driving nice cars. I can remember a time when I had no money to go anywhere or do anything but go to work and try and pay my rent and buy food to raise my son. Everyone was very quiet because we didn’t know there was a “recession” and that the bottom was about to fall out, but we knew something wasn’t right. And yet we survived.
Do what you love, and love what you do – Just as events do, the people in our lives effect the way we think and act. Over the years, there have been countless stories about people in pursuit of their dreams–from the greatest sports figures and businesspeople to our own family members. And generation after generation, these examples have proved that hard work pays off.
*Yes there are those that are fabulously wealthy; I heard recently that someone is worth $500 Billion! and there are those that are dirt poor and yet Jesus loves you and died on the cross for you. Remember He was born in a stable, placed in a manger (a trough), He didn’t even have a bed. He left His Heavenly Kingdom to dwell among men that we might have Salvation through Him. Some of us might feel we got the short end of the stick, but if you have your health and can work, do it, and if you think there are those that look better than you do, be positive about yourself; get you hair done, or get a wig, wear some makeup, exercise and lose weight. But let’s not lose sight of the big picture, and that is Life Eternal with Christ Jesus. Amen
More to come and GOD BLESS YOU!
* This person’s opinion.