Here is what I learned from Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministries, on February 19th. He said, “You’re young and useful at any age if you’re still planning for tomorrow.”
Some of the ways to plan for tomorrow begin with a capital L.
Learning…learn something new every day; I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; Psalm 32:8
Loving…love is the best feeling in the world; 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 says it all.
Laughing…laughter is having an internal massage; A cheerful heart is good medicine…Proverbs 17:22
Leaving…your past behind. Don’t live with your junk. (Dr. Stanley)
Longing…long to know your purpose in life and then fulfill it. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28)
Looking…your best. You feel your best and do your best when you look your best. (Dr. Stanley)
Labouring…working…You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Psalm 128:2 NIV
Leaning…on the Lord…Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5
Listening…to God…Whoever has ears, let them hear. Matthew 11:15 (NIV)
These are just a few of the ways we can live with a capital L. It’s what I learned on February 19th.
Here’s a quote that came my way yesterday: “There is a lot of difference between a human being and being human.” Interesting concept, don’t you think?
We could never fully define either, but to my mind, a human being is just that…being alive, being busy, being active, being in love, being joyful, being sad, being hungry, being here, being there, being sick, being healthy…and on and on and on…boundless descriptions of what a human being is all about.
Being human on the other hand is being all the things we are meant to be as humans: caring, loving, compassionate, thoughtful, truthful, considerate, kind, faithful, fruitful, interested, attentive…and on and on and on…boundless descriptions of what being human is all about.
Please feel free to add your input. It would make me very happy to hear from you…after all, I’m only human.