Proverbs 20:13 “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.”
Recently my Dear Uncle Pete went on to be with our Lord. WOW, what a guy! He was INTENSELY PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE AND WORK. He gave true meaning to work hard and play hard. He had a purpose every morning when he awoke. He loved God, his family and making a difference. He had been retired 20 years from the Hermantown School district, but he had never stopped working. He worked in his garden, he worked in the woodshop, he worked at helping others. We are not called to sleep or play our life away, but to give it away. That was my Uncle Pete.
I try to help others live Holy, Healthy and Happy lives. A key component to this is to not be weary in well doing but in everything do it unto the Lord. Sleep is necessary to refresh us. Play also in important. Laughter is good medicine. Work, feels good and helps us with our purpose. When we are productive, we feel stronger and more valuable. Jesus loves us always. We are saved by His grace alone. Yet when we work, diligently unto the Lord, our attitude toward life is better. This helps us be healthier.
My physical health is starting to fail me in my joints. My career as a firefighter may be over. Yet even as I face retirement from one avenue of my life I do not feel like my work is done.
How are you doing? Do you live with intense passion for work?
Be fit and be blessed,