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7 Ways To Jumpstart Your Day

January 6, 2016 4 comments

Each of us begin our day much the same: we wake up. From there our days probably vary greatly. However, we all probably want one thing.

A productive day.

A productive day doesn’t just happen. We have to be intentional about having one.

Here are seven way to make your day productive:

1. Drink water.

I begin each day by drinking 16 to 32 ounces each day. This helps me bring my water levels back up and gives me energy to begin the day.

2. Exercise.

Finding time to exercise is difficult. Time is always at a premium. Exercise will often get crowded out. Doing it early seems counter-intuitive. It will increase your energy throughout the day. 

3. Spend time with God.

It’s important for us to know God. Unfortunately, few of us  know God well. To know Him, we have to spend time with Him and we don’t spend enough time with Him.

Take in God’s word. Spend time talking to Him in prayer. Do it before the day gets away from you.

4. Spend time developing yourself.

You are always told to place a air mask on yourself first on a plane in the event of an emergency. You are no good to anyone else if you pass out.

No one will develop you if you aren’t spending time developing yourself first. Read a little. Listen to a podcast. Do something to make yourself better early each day.

5. Love your loved ones. 

Kiss your wife. Make sure your kids know you love them. Text or call someone and let them know how you feel about them.

6. Avoid the news.

Let’s face it. Most of our news is negative. Letting negative news influence your life will bring you down.

7. Eat breakfast.

Don’t skip this. Fuel up. Don’t run out of gas early.

You want to be successful each day. Don’t just let the day happen. Kickstart your day by developing a routine similar to what I set forth above.

What would add or subtract from this list?

Money

February 24, 2014 8 comments

There are a few things that we all need.  Food.  Clothing.  Shelter.  Basic needs for all of us.  We all like to eat.  We need clothing because no one wants to see us naked.  We all like to sleep in the warm and dry.

There’s only one way that most of us can supply ourselves with those things.

Money

No, not the Pink Floyd song, though that’s what it’s about with its old cash register sound.  We all need money.

We go to work so that we will be paid with money.  Our employers charge money for their services.  Even our churches need money.  My church needs $853 just to turn the lights on each week.

No matter where we turn we need money.  Gas costs money.  Food costs money.

Money.

Money For Nothing

Let’s face it.  There’s a whole lot of stuff in our homes that money has bought that amounts to nothing.

We could call do inventories of the things we own only to find that much of it really amounts to nothing.

It could be a magazine subscription or old clothes that we hold onto because we can’t bear to let go of them.  It’s different for all of us.

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

Money can buy many things.  Like The Beatles sang, “Money can’t buy me love.”   Do you know what money can buy?

It can buy happiness.  Money can definitely buy happiness for a time.  What it can’t buy is joy

Money can do many things for us.

It just can’t do what Christ can do for it.

Have you ever tried to depend on money for happiness?

Why We Need To Eat

October 14, 2012 Leave a comment

When someone creates something, something happens when it is complete.

They sit back, take a look at it and wonder if it is good enough.  Artists, especially, suffer from this.  Negative thought after negative thought strike them.  They wonder if this or that should be changed.

Not God.

When He created, His reaction after His day was to say that it was good.

He created for five days.  Beginning with the third day, he would create and it would be good.  Each day was good in itself and on the next day, He would add to it and declare that it was good.

Then He come to the sixth day.  After creating all of the warm-blooded creatures, he said that it was good.  Then He made His crown jewel.  He created man in His own image.

Next, something interesting happens.  God tells man that He has given every plant yielding seed and tree baring fruit to him for food.

Food?

That doesn’t seem strange to us as we need food daily to survive.  However, there is something that hasn’t entered the world yet.

Death.

Man did not yet need food to survive because death had not yet entered the world.

So, why does God give food to man at this point?

Because He had declared it good.  He wanted to share His goodness with man.

And after all of this, God sat back and said that it was very good.

There is more to food for us than just merely survival.  It is a way for God to share His goodness with us.  It is a way for us to taste and see that God is good.

God’s purpose in all of creation is for us to know that He is good.  This is why food metaphors are used so much throughout scripture.

Jesus turns water into wine.  It’s not just any wine.  It’s wine that was better than any that had been served in the wedding.

Jesus says that He is the Bread of Heaven.  Why?  Because He is better than any bread we can get here on earth.

Jesus tells His disciples to drink eat His flesh and drink His blood.  Why?  Because true life comes through Him.

Fellowship with God comes through the food He provides, whether it is physical or spiritual.

Taste Him and see that He is good.

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