Thursday, January 8, 2009

Don't wait til you thirsty to dig a well!

There used to be this great Castrol commercial; In 1979 Cars are Faster!

Then there was this TV Show where Robin Williams plays an alien, (How can you tell? I know) who travels back to visit the Happy Days gang, Richie and The Fonz! When revealed that he's living on Earth in the year 1979, the Fonz, (The Coolest White dude on the Planet at the time, William Shatner would hold it down then Sean Connery would snatch it and keep it! 8-) ) states that all he needs to know about the future is Cars and Girls! Cars and Girls!

Robin Williams replies in 1979 both are.... faster! The Fonz smiling both faster!

Well in 1981 when I was in the 6Th grade everybody thought that in 2009 we'd have supersonic cars that wouldn't pollute the air. We knew that the world would be something out of the Jetson's or Space 1999! Hey! I said I was in the 6Th grade in 1981!

Well, 2009 still no hovercrafts, no solar paneled vehicles with full vegetable gardens for cross country driving but Hey! Poor getting poorer, Air turning browner and corporations figuring out ways to get us to pay for things God (IAM) gave us for free! We're doing that one right!

I was reading a book called "Talks on the Dharma" by the Venerable Master Hua and there was a particular line that caught my eye. "You have acted recklessly waiting until you got sick before you took care of your health!"

"You have acted recklessly waiting until you got sick before you took care of your health!"

Haven't we all done that? How many donut bacon cheeseburgers did you scarf down? How many fully rolled Phillie's did you inhale? How much Hen dawg did you imbibe? Come on? Then you went to the doctor after you were feeling bad or just for a check up and your LDL and the Triglycerides and the whatnot's is suppppper high and well you're lucky you ain't dead!

Come on, how many of y'all had the talk with the doc and he/she asked how are you still alive?


Point of the post is don't wait till things are in the crapper to prepare and take care of things. Exercise now while you are still able, eat right now, while you still able!

But what if you already eff'ed it up Mista Jaycee?

Then stop and change your thinking and habits! Easier, said than done, I know!

But God (IAM) allows for you to change your mind. That's what Repentance means! Pastor Jeffrey Johnson, of Eastern Star Baptist Church in Indiana, explained in a sermon from a few years ago that REPENTANCE means that you've changed your mind. You can you know. The Bible states that in Christ we are made a new creature. King David in supplication to God (IAM) asks the Lord "Create in me a clean heart and RENEW in me a RIGHT spirit!"

Yeshua (Jesus) when speaking to Nicodemus stated that in order to enter Paradise (The City of God) You must be Born Again. You must be born of water and the spirit. So when we are baptised by immersion that is a symbol of the death of our old life and a birth of the New life in Yeshua. That's the External!

Now the Internal, that's harder and there's no time limit on that. That's one of the reasons you might have problems with folks who supposed to be Church folks. On one hand, God is still shaping, molding, cutting down, and testing them in the fire. And on the other hand, externally they Church folks, they walk the walk, talk the talk, wear the outfit, but there ain't no Christ in them, and sometimes, just sometimes, There ain't NO Christ in that CHURCH! Dig?

Repentance means you can change your mind and turn around. Don't wait til you get sick, broke or almost dead to change. Do it now! Turn around now! You can you know....

BE Prayerful! BE Careful! BE Mindful!



Miss.Stefanie said...

I love this blog. I sat here and my smile quickly turned to a frown. I saw "Half-ton" mom on TLC and I just thought, that can NEVER be me...I am never gonna wait until I get that big until I cant leave my seat.

I havent been dieting and that show was a walk up call. I need to prevent that.

Great post Jay, It hit home. Love ya!!

truth said...

Great Post,
It sounds you have been influenced by Taosim as well.

In the Tao-te-ching it has this line,"Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small. The most difficult things in the world must be done while they are still easy, the greatest things in the world must de done while they are still small. For this reason sages never do what is great, and that is why they can achieve greatness."

This is another informative well written post!

Jimmy said...

Great post, I always can use a reminder to WAKE UP!


Mista Jaycee said...

I am a practictioner of Tai Chi Chaun (Yang 24) so I have read a few things along the Taoist line of thought. However if you check some of my earlier posts you will see influences from alot of different places. I accept Yeshua as my savior and have a relationship with him and I make it my practice to take what is good and beneficial and toss what's bad from any and every source.

Mista Jaycee said...

Glad to know that folks are reading the posts and commenting. I get so much from y'all and it's a huge thrill.

Obi Asad said...

What prompted the layout change?

Revvy Rev said...

I was helped by this post. I definitely need to get in a little more exercise. Thanks.

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Obi,
Just needed a new look to keep it interesting. Do you like it? I do.
Keep reading and posting great pieces.

Obi Asad said...

I do like the layout change and the advice. Health is wealth. Practice makes perfect. Plan your work, work your plan. All it take is discipline. I quoted dead prez with that one.