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Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath…

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  James 1 :19,22-25

Food for Thought.  I never did like that expression. You don’t think about your food, you eat it.  I like the notion of “Food for action”  That reminds me of another old expression  “Look before you leap” Is this cliché even part of 21st Century words of wisdom? I’m convinced that in today’s culture, the age of instant gratification, the old Al Capone style way of thinking “shoot first and ask questions later” remains the prevailing line of reasoning.

 If we, as rational-thinking people, want to escape from the overbearing attititudes of apathy to become a generation whose values include, hard work, and positive results, we need to focus our attention  on a better course.  So when we set out to achieve our goals, we get the job done right… the first time!

 Today’s Plan of Attack:  Set goals, take risks, and realize sometimes we all fail, but thats all part of life. But whatever we do, we need to keep moving forward. Parking is for cars, not people. Tired? Sure, living the way we should is always hard work.  Stop making excuses and sitting around waiting for that perfect time.  The right moment in our human reasoning may not arrive.   Just Do It!  But remember, we should follow our heart and not our head.


About Michael

So who am I? Wait and see. You might just enjoy what you find out. I am a born again Christian, saved by grace. I would like to help change the world, but I need your help.
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