Monday, March 12, 2012
Wealth, Health and Character
Be Wise And Choose Character Over Riches
Material wealth cannot save a person on the day of destruction and death, but a good Character built on a foundation of a lifestyle pleasing to God will rescue a person out of it (Prov 11:4).
God is still in the buisness of rescuing people from death, those whom are pleasing to Him (Psa 116:8;68:20). So it is better to live a life pleasing to God than to live for self and die like a animal on the day of death. Understand that righteousness is better than riches in this mad world which is driven by materialistic madness. "Choose a good [character and] reputation over great riches; [always remember that] being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold." (Pro 22:1, NLT).
Don't over eat and lose the good health that God has given to you as a gift. Overeating is like killing yourself, so say no to your appetite by making a strong choice by the strength of the Holy Spirit (Pro 23:2). Eat moderately and choose nutritious foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals. Excerise daily by walking and praying for atleast half an hour to one hour, weight exercises and aerobics are also recommended. Health is precious next only to our spiritual life and therefore should be taken care of by us.
Above all is our spiritual life out of which our character is sculpted over a period of time. Character increases as the conscious of the presence of God increases. Good thoughts are chosen to be entertained according to our Character which we have built over a period of time. Character is worth more than rubies (Pro 31:10). If you are in pursuit of one thing, let it be a good character which has more worth for now and eternity ahead in the sight of God and man. Your character will one day decide whether you will fullfill the destiny of God in your life for your generation or not (Acts 13:36).
So understand the priorities in life. When your wordly friends wants to lose their virginity just to show that they are cool, avoid it. When your so called cool friends want to smoke, booze and act cool by the influence of the world system of thinking, choose character and say to yourself, 'It is cool to stay seperated from the so called cool stuffs which are actually injurious to my character and destiny fullfillment.' People who stay like this in the midst of all the temptations of the world will stay blessed more than all the people in the whole world and a divine light will be seen upon their words, throughts and actions for the GLORY OF GOD till they die and go on to be with the Lord forever.
Wealth is lost, nothing is lost,
Health is lost, something is lost,
If character is lost, everthing is lost.
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
"No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character." — John Morley
"Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece — by thought, choice, courage and determination." — John Luther