I had to share what I learned today. While I was taking Art to meet his carpool ride this morning I was listening to Charles Stanley. He was talking about Esau giving up his birthright. He stated that Esau lived for the moment and not for eternity. In other words, he was more concerned with the fact that he was hungry at that moment than in making sure he lived and acted in a way that built him up for eternity. The conclusion Mr. Stanley made was that we tend to all live for the moment and give up the opportunity to build up/prepare ourselves for eternity. That is a poor description of what he was talking about, but you can probably hear it for yourself on the internet if you're interested. Anyway, it got to me.
My friend, Sheila, sent me the following email about Math.
From a strictly Mathematical Viewpoint:
What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%? What equals 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these Questions:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
AND, look how far the love of God will take you
L- O- V- E-O-F-G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%
Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!
I loved this. What a fun blessing it was to read this today. Hope it encourages and uplifts you as well.
Love to you all,