Did you know that God owns everything here on this Earth? Not just the animals and the trees, but also the money and your home. Yes, even your stuff is really His. According to Psalm 24:1, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Everything is God’s. Even you.
Do you recycle to help the Earth or go hunting just to kill? Do you care for your home by cleaning, repairing things that need to be done or is watching the latest episode of The Walking Dead more your style? Do you take care of yourself by exercising and eating right most of the time or is that buffet place your favorite hangout?
We are to take care of the environment as well as the animals of this earth. If we don’t, in time we will suffer for it. The more we pollute our air, the harder it will be to breathe and the unhealthier our crops will become. Taking care of God’s things includes all He has given us personally, whether it is our the environment, animals, our home, job, or family.
By showing respect for the things God has given us, we tell our Father that we are thankful for the blessings He has given us
We have become a nation of people who don’t value men or children. Women go with a guy for a while, get pregnant, then move on to the next without a thought to the child they have brought into the world. We should be faithful stewards in all that God has given us. That includes our children. We must turn off our cell phones and give our children the attention they desire and deserve. And fathers are important. Unfortunately, men have decided that isn’t true just as much as women have.
We complain we want a larger house, but don’t take care of the one we have. Why should God give you something larger when you neglect what He’s already given you? Don’t expect more from God unless you’re willing to give Him more of you. This goes for your career as well.
The better you take care of your body, the longer it will last you. Type II diabetes has overrun this country. People would rather take shots or pills than change their lifestyle. In the end their body suffers for it. By eating a bit healthier, losing a bit of weight, and moving more, you can make this shell God has given you stay stronger.
We must take care of not only this planet, but our homes and bodies as well. If we do not, all will fail us. You can’t expect your automobile to keep going without regular oil changes and tire rotations. The same is true for our own bodies. We need regular doctor visits and tune ups. Maintenance includes a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. And no, potato chips are not a healthy just because they’re made out of potatoes.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn
So eat right and exercise. Here’s a thought—get out there and mow your lawn or paint your house. Talk about a workout.
No matter what you decide, make sure you take care of what God has given you so it will last longer. You might also find yourself blessed with more because you have shown you’re a good caretaker of what He has given you.
I hate to do yard work, but it’s something that has to be done. What is the one job you hate to do around the house? I’d love to hear from you.
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