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Golden Rule; Value added

12/18/2019: There is value added when practicing the Golden Rule. Even though practicing the Golden Rule is reward in itself, the Golden Rule has innate additional rewards. The Golden Rule is recorded in Matthew 7:12. The King James version is “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” First of all, there is reward in doing good absent a motive of any reward. However, there is a reward built into the Golden Rule. You will receive in return from others the like kind of your act, not necessarily from the one to whom you did good. Please note that if you do ill to others, the principal of harvesting in like kind also is operational. This is further motivation to do good. However, the rewards of doing good go beyond human reciprocity. In Ephesians 6:8 it is stated “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” These laws refute the too often negative proclamation; “No good deed goes unpunished”.

Prayers for Seniors

12/17/2019: As we age and I am an expert, there are increasing details of life to manage; family relations, daily activities, commitments, travel, and personal business details to name a few. So I have learned to pray asking God take care of all the details of my life. I enjoy the benefits of answers to this prayer on a daily basis. The scriptural support for this prayer is “Cast all your cares upon me, because I care for you”, said Jesus. The other issue accompanying aging is forgetfulness. So I have learned to pray this way, “Dear Heavenly Father as you bring to rememberance your Word in my life (John 14:26), please extend the bringing to remembrance those things I tend to forget or misplace; names, dates, keys, and cell phone. Amen.

Being Led

12/17/2019: Those that are the children of God are those who are led by the Holy Spirit. This is the qualification, not a qualification. Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. I like to think of it this way. That being so, we must look at the concept of being led. This implies that the Spirit of God is in front and we are following; every part of our being. This admonition defines that the Holy Spirit would be leading our flesh, mind and will including our human spirit. It is not only a physical leading but one of thorough submission to direction in life. Pause and think about this.

Find a place without people

11/5/2019: “Lan, Find a place without people, as you will never have trouble finding people.” This is one of my father’s many quotes in my new book. CLICK ON… Things My Fathers Told Me

A Manual for Humans

10/4/2019: I was asked to deliver a keynote address at a medical meeting this coming June, 2020. It is a meeting on shoulder surgery of which I was one of the pioneers in arthroscopic surgery. I chose the topic of “There is a distinct advantage to not knowing anything”. The implication is that we should be without bias or prejudice as we approach problem solving with curiosity. It got me thinking about expanding upon such. It then occurred to me that each of us born with the distinct advantage of not knowing anything. Then via environment and or conditioning start to learn. It is at that point we need a manual for human life. Fortunately, there is one, the Holy Bible. Unfortunately, I and so many ignore this manual and venture into learning from the world, the flesh and even the devil. God forbid.

Biblical Promises for Seniors

9/18/2019: Biblical promises for seniors: “You will come to the grave in full vigor.” (Job 5:26). “If they hear and serve Him, they shall end their days in prosperity and their years in pleasures.” (Job 36:11) These are the Biblical promises which are available to all, of course with conditions.

Anticipated Results of Patience

8/10/2019: If you want: Renewed strength Movement as though gliding through air like an eagle Running and not becoming weary Walking without fainting The key is getting used to waiting on the Lord for your answers in life. Promise from Isaiah 40:31