Tuesday, April 12, 2011
16th day of My Daniel Fast
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.
I love today's word to meditate on, and it is so true, I think that we are trained since we are young to look for material things and spend our life time trying to posses more and more material things. Specially in the States, this is the land of opportunity and all your dreams can become a reality. We grow up in a society that rewards Individual Achievement and Since we are young we are programmed to be the best and to Always be #1. Now don't misunderstand there is noting wrong with liking and having nice things, we deserve nice things, we work hard for them yes, by all means enjoy the fruits of your labor. But what I am referring to is the person who becomes obsessed with obtaining material things that they forget that there are more important things in life than possessions. These tangible things that don't have life and sooner or later will wear out. In the quest for Materialism we forget the important things the ones that will give us a better life here and in the after life, the things that we are able to take with us even when we die. We need to focus more on our Spiritual Life getting to know Jesus and forming a communion with him. Look for Salvation, I know many might say "that doesn't exist" and that is a Folk Tale of Uneducated people, Well I for one hold a Bachelors in Psychology and I am well versed in all the ideas that Man has created , but none of those theories and treatments can truly help a person transform their life. Through Experience I have seen the majesty of the Lord and I can assure you none of our Therapist can say that they have a guide book to help transform a Prostitute, a Drug Addict, an Alcoholic, A Murder and give them a new life.
Invest in your family, spend more time with your Loved ones and Specially with the Children. Guide them and teach them how to live a Life in the Presence of the Lord so that they can know how to overcome the obstacles that the world will throw at them. Teach them that if GOD is with them, they can accomplish anything and Fear No One. Prepare them so that when they become teenagers and Young adults they know who they are , so that no one can make them question their existence, filled them up with Love so that the loneliness, Emptiness and Despair that causes a young person to take their life has no entrance in their lives. Teach them to be Proud of being a wonderful creation of the Lord and to share the Love that Jesus gave us.
So I leave you all with the calling to look more for the Kingdom of Heaven and our Father will provide the rest.
In Faith and Sending you all Blessings LIZ xoxoxo