Wisdom
is not what’s
in your head
  -
and it’s
not what’s
in your heart.
 

Wisdom is
only what’s
in both your
head and
your heart,
  -
and then
has been
 tested
    by
††††† ACTION!

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BLOG POSTING, WEEK OF JAN 21, 2019:   SECRET 28, HOLD LIGHTLY

I have titled this secret "HOLD LIGHTLY".  And you would be amazed at the depth and breadth of that statement in absolutely every aspect of the Christian life.

28.  Don't take life too seriously, or too flippantly.  Life is an important bit of schooling but it is just a prelude.  Chances are very good you aren't going to get out alive.

Have you ever held Jell-O in your hand?  If your hand is too flat and stiff, the Jell-O can squiggle right off of your hand onto the floor.  But, if you grasp it too tightly, it WILL just squish through your fingers!  Well, most of life is like that!

Obsess too much about your salvation and Satan will gladly help you choke the life and the fun out of it.  Hold too tightly or too presumptuously to the money God has blessed you with, and I just about guarantee it will slip through your fingers.  The optimum words are: appreciative, tithe, generous.  Getting too anxious or paranoid about your physical or mental health is a great way to make yourself unhealthy.  And of course gluttonous or dissipative doesn't work well either!

How about any of the spiritual gifts God can give you?  Same thing!  There is always an apprenticeship program, just exactly like the disciples three year Rabbi Training Program with Jesus.  Too tight or too loose wouldn't work.  For any gift, "Lord I can't (won't) do this", is just as bad as "I've got this, hold my beer."  Always, always, ALWAYS, a humble balance is needed as you learn to use the gift under His control, as His agent.

Even the bad things, even the worst that Satan can throw at you, has a balance.  Trusting, and taking it to the Lord can turn anything into "Victory".

Careful how you hold the Jell-O!

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