Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Soul Food For Thought!

Hey! Put that down! Stop it! Just stop it! Got one of my buds still ate up with it!

The first of the four noble truths that comprise Buddhist thought is that

All Life is Suffering!

Basic Christian Theology is confirms this by stating because of man's sin and the resulting sinful world we are separated from God and therefore suffer. But again, as in previous posts, how you handle it is up to you. Here's my suggestion. Talk with Jesus and think about Attachment! Some Buddhists believe we suffer because of Attachment, Attachment to things or ideas of what we think we should have or should be. Life is what it is! You get what you get!

The Book of Job outlines Job's suffering, Job's complaining to God about his innocence and the injustice of his plight, it lays out God (Elohim) checking Job for getting out of pocket, reminding him, hey you didn't teach the birds to fly or hang the sky, and then Job repeatedly re-affirming his love for God and his intention to worship him no matter what! Job was eventually restored! Life is cyclical and Job had his season. We also have ours!

You having yours!

So when you feel at your worst, count your blessings! No, really, count them individually!

1. I woke up this morning in my right mind!

2. I got some gas in the car!

3. I serve a Mighty God!

4. My family is healthy and safe!

5. I may have barely paid my bills but I paid them!

Count those blessings! I guarantee that the blessings will far outnumber your complaints!

Hallelujah! Allah U Akbar! Praise Jesus! Metta! Ashe! And So it is!

So pour out it, put it down and walk into your true destiny!

BE Mindful! BE Prayerful! BE Careful!



jjbrock said...

Hallelujah! what a great post.

Mista Jaycee said...

Hope it helps!

Serious Black said...

Good post Jay. Ignore my previous threat and keep them coming.