Thursday, September 24, 2009

Of Long Life and God's Gifts

I just read an interesting article HERE, that might be helpful health-wise. Maybe I should stop eating supper....Of course, true long life (everlasting life!) comes through Jesus Christ. And other things in the Bible are mentioned in connection with long life.

'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.' - Deuteronomy 5:16

'My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands;
For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you.'
-Proverbs 3:1, 2

Are these speaking of long life on earth, or everlasting life, or both? I really am not sure. Long life on the earth is not the most important, as 1 Kings 3 and Proverbs testify. Wisdom, fear of God, is the principal thing.

'Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.'
-Proverbs 4:7

Today I started a journal for thanksgiving and prayers and answers. Like the song "Count Your Blessings" says, if you count them, it will surprise you what the Lord has done--how much you really are blessed.


Trish said...

I love your idea to keep a journal of Thanksgiving. I just tossed an old crabby journal into the box of my history and started one that I hope to focus on the blessings, love and goodness of our lives. I hope to be less complaining and more devoted to the good of my family and friends, keeping record of joy :)

I really love your blogs. I don't have time to read lots but I would love to know you better!


Trish said...

I just checked the link too. I love it! I love his perspective but I hope I don't live quite that long! Praise God for the wisdom of the elderly! They're dear good people most of them!

Miss Jen said...

What a beautiful idea~
A journal of Thanks!
Simply marvelous!!!!

Love in Him~ Miss Jen

Melissa M. said...

Thank you much, Trish and Jen. Your comments brightened up my evening considerably! :) Praise God for using me to help inspire ideas, though actually the idea of a thankful journal was not mine, but partly Sarah Mally's (in a book she wrote).
But yes, we should be a thankful people, even when it's hard. :)