Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The Super Six

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I’m Doug Apple...and my heart is on fire!  (Luke 24:32)

Okay, here’s my Super Six:  six simple things that will radically change your life, and they come in pairs.  Here’s the first pair.

Eat Right and Exercise

Why don’t we eat right?  Why do we shovel some of that junk into our mouth when we KNOW it’s not good for us?  And why do we turn up our nose at some of the delicious, natural food that God designed to perfectly operate our bodies?  It makes no sense.  So let’s come to our senses and start eating right, and it’s not that hard.  People whine about change, but change can be so simple.  Just change one little thing and you’re on your way.  For example, stop drinking soda pop.  Or stop eating candy.  Or French fries.  And start eating fresh fruit and vegetables.  Pick one thing and start eating more, and you’re on your way!

And then exercise.  We all know we should exercise, so just do it.  Move!  Get your heart rate up.  Do something you enjoy, or do something you don’t enjoy and make it more enjoyable.  For example, if you don’t like going to the gym, but you love listening to music, then load up on your favorite music, get some enjoyable earphones and go work out.

Just these two tips alone, eat right and exercise, could solve so much of the stress and anxiety and depression, and even much of the illness in the do it!

My next pair is:

Read the Bible and Pray

There’s never been a time in the history of the world when God’s Word was so easy to read, at least for us pampered Americans.  We should be soaking up the Scriptures daily, so do it.  Just read, and watch for the Holy Spirit to make God’s Word jump off the pages at you. 

And pray.  We know we need to pray, and we probably do pray, in little spurts, in a hurry, here and there.  My advice is to set aside a time and place where you can be alone and regularly and consistently spend time talking with God.

Just two little disciplines, but they will radically change your life for the better, read your Bible and pray.

And the final pair in the Super Six is:

Love God and Love People.

Yes, these are the two greatest commandments, so we should focus on them.  As for loving God, here is one little tip for you.  Just start telling Him that you love Him.  Make a point to say it throughout the day.  “I love You, Lord.”  Incorporate it into your prayers.  “Our Father, who art in heaven...I love You.”  As you tell Him you love Him, just watch and see how it will turn your heart towards Him.

And finally, love people, and here’s a simple tip for loving people.  When someone shows you how to love them, and you can easily do it, just do it.  If you pay attention, people will show you how to love them.  Things will pop into your awareness and you will think, “Yeah, I could do that.”  Well, instead of talking yourself out of it, just think, “This is someone I love (because we are supposed to love everyone)” and then do that thing you can easily do for someone you love.

And there it is, The Super Six that will radically and wildly change your life for the better.

Eat Right and Exercise

Read the Bible and Pray

Love God and Love People

May God bless you today!

I’m Doug Apple.