Friday, April 1, 2011

Take Your Vitamins

A vitamin regimen requires daily action. You must take a vitamin every day to keep consistent doses of each vitamin in your system. Doing so maintains proper health and keeps your energy levels strong.

You couldn't just take 7 vitamins on Sunday and call it good for the week. Yet, so many of us do just that for our spiritual health. We get a little dose of God on Sunday and call it a week. Or worse, we attempt to make up for lost time taking in large doses of scripture that instead of giving us teachable moments, overdose or overwhelm us.

When I take in daily doses of the Bible I maintain a steady communication with God, and maintain my spiritual health and energy. If I try to take in a huge dose once a week, I lose the opportunity to see daily glimpses of God in my every day life. I need to be consistent.

Next time you hear someone talking about vitamins, consider if you've had your Vitamin B (Bible!) for the day!

Chatty Kelly

Monday, March 28, 2011

Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac

Don't stop thinking about tomorrow,
don't stop, it will soon be here.
It'll be better than before.
Yesterday's gone. Yesterday's gone!

Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac, 1977

I have a past. I have alot of things in my background I'm not proud of. I'm sure I could make many Christians shutter with tales of my sinful life. But that sinful life is a testimony to God's grace. God's love has changed my life and I will never be the same again!

Looking at my background, I have two choices. I can continue to condemn myself and never be one of God's workers, because I'm not good enough. Or, I can think about the person I am now, and use that past history as my testimony.

The devil accuses me, and makes me embarrassed of my past, and not want to share it. But Jesus says, "Yesterday's gone. Yesterday's gone!" So I won't stop thinking about tomorrow. It WILL be better than before!

Fleetwood Mac's song, simply echoes the words of Paul, "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13,14.

Forgetting what is behind...yesterday's gone! Straining toward what is ahead...don't stop thinking about tomorrow!

Don't let your past hold you back. Yesterday's gone. Look forward to tomorrow, and celebrate today. God loves you and has a plan for your life. Don't stop!

Chatty Kelly