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Aug 06 2008

Prescribed by The Great Physician

I got this from a ‘long-time’… and dear friend… Wayne Bachman…an All-American and World Class Amateur wrestler and coach of the Air Force Academy (now retired)…one who achieved so much athletically… representing his school… his college… and his country…and has a strong faith…
 
And I have seen this before… and it is definitely worth reading… again… and again…(***it is posted below these comments of mine)…
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Nov 10 2005

What You Feed Grows, What You Starve Dies

If you are pleased with what you are [and] if you say, “It is enough,” you are lost. Keep on walking, moving forward, trying for the goal. Don’t stop on the way, or go back, or deviate from it (Augustine of Hippo)

“What you feed grows and what you starve dies.” Many people fail in resolving issues in their lives because they continue to do the same things over and over again. The result is that they end up being the same as they have always been. One individual put it like this, “The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” If we feed the problem it will grow. Tolstoy said, “Everyone wants to change the world but nobody wants to change themselves.”

The laws that are applicable to agriculture apply to the shaping of our lives. Centuries ago one of Job’s friends observed (Job 4:8), “Those who plow iniquity; and those who sow trouble harvest it.” Our actions are a mirror, reflecting the image of that which we plant in our lives. Seeds multiply and produce after their own kind. Hosea 8:7 says, “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” In due time the end result of choice, good or bad, swirl around us. If you desire a difference and want to see things change, than feed the good and starve the bad. Max Depree said, “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. It’s a fact that when you’re through changing, you’re through.” Right and proper action propitiates good and positive reaction.

What you put into your life is what you get out of your life. Feed yourself good things and remember what Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.” In Deuteronomy 30 (New Living Translation) verse 19 God said “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.” Then He goes on to say in case you need a hint..”CHOOSE LIFE!”

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Oct 03 1999

Contrast the Absence of God with an Athiest (Story)

The following is long, but worth the read, especially if you have ever been at a loss to explain why there is suffering and evil and Satan …

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Q. The philosophy professor, an atheist, pauses before his freshman class and asks one of his new students to stand. “You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?”

A. “Yes, sir.”

Q. “So you believe in God?”

A. “Absolutely.”

Q. “Is God good?”

A. “Sure! God is good.”

Q. “Is God all powerful? Can God do anything?”

A. “Yes.”

Q. “Are you good or evil?”

A. “ The Bible says I’m evil.”

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