Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"hey, that'll kill ya..."

during a work out the other day, I ran by a younger guy who was smoking... and I quipped, "hey, that'll kill ya."

Now.. as a caveat... let me say first, that I'm an advocate for LIMITED Government and I believe our Political Leaders need to focus on spending less to eradicate the egregious debt they've amassed, concentrate on protecting our nation while creating an environment for business to flourish instead of tax us to death.... ok, that's it for the political rant.

I didn't stop and get in his face, I didn't quote a bunch of stuff from JAMA and I didn't say what I did secretly hoping that more laws would be passed to prevent him from smoking.

I made a quick remark in passing... and I guess I just started to think a little more about what I said, how I said it and most importantly why I said anything at all.

To get right to the point, I understand some of the consequences.  There are several directions we could go here philosophically including discussions on many other "bad habits" which can be detrimental to one's health... Just suffice it to say that in the moment I was concerned and I expressed my concern. 

Truth be told, we all have habits that aren't very healthy... but when I ran by him I felt compelled to say something because I was concerned about his well being... and more importantly his heart.

Jesus is most concerned with our hearts too - our spiritual hearts.  It is true that we should be concerned with our actions and behaviors, but our actions and behaviors flow out of the condition and position or our hearts.  Let us pray that God will move and work in us to surrender to Him as he  shapes our hearts and lives, to bring glory to Him and bless others in the process. 

For further insight check out -- Mt. 19:16:30

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