I Finally Got ‘Around To’ an Article on “Procrastination”!

“Procrastination” is a subject about which I know a considerable amount- in fact, at times I am quite accomplished at it.  So, let me share a few things I’ve noted by experience….

 

Defining “Faithful”

People define “faithful” differently.  Context is often the key.  A dog is considered “faithful” when it is partial to, prefers, and is obedient to its “master/owner.”  A spouse is considered “faithful” when he or she doesn’t cheat on their mate.  A teenager is considered “faithful” when they can be trusted to carry out the parents’ wishes even when the parents are out of town.  But Christians are often considered “faithful” when they attend all the services of the local church on a regular basis- regardless of how they choose to live otherwise.

 

Darkness and Weights

Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep in a completely dark room, and as a result, became completely turned around and confused?  Perhaps you were attempting to go to the bathroom, but in the darkness and confusion, wound up in a closet instead?  And then, because of the utter disorientation of the moment, had trouble even finding your way back out of the closet?  It is amazing how difficult it becomes to navigate across even a familiar space for a short distance without a point of reference.  A single ray of light, peeking through a window or doorway- even if it is opposite of the direction you’re heading, provides enough orientation data to our internal compass to enable us to find our way.  But in the absence of that orienting light, we end up trying to figure out how so many hanging clothes and shoes wound up in the bathroom!

 

How Do You Feel, Think, and Regard the Bible?

An unknown (at least to me) writer penned these words regarding The Bible:  "This Book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.  Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding; its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.  Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy.  It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.  It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's character.  Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.  Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end.  It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.  Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully.  It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.  Follow its precepts and it will lead you to Calvary, to the empty tomb, to a resurrected life in Christ; yes, to glory itself, for eternity.” 

Regarding these things, please carefully consider the following….

 

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