Moderation

1) Week’s End is a gift, spend it well.  God gives rest weekly.
2) Touch the earth to restart, your love for growing things.  Remember the harvest took all summer.  Inhale patience through the observation process.  Plant something for later enjoyment.
3) Good reads are all around you with the right advice and sage wisdom.  Go ahead read up on that project before you jump back in.  Grab a highlighter and love the book.
4) Sing in such a way to forget those nagging concerns… Outrageous fun is found within joy of sound. Karaoke at a Harvest festival, yes please.
5) A well made bed has a ton to offer…sink deep into the covers and dream sweetly. 
6) Explore new hot drinks, food, beverage options.  This can be a little thrill in itself. Give thanks for every drop and bite of goodness.
7) Ask yourself this little question: how am I growing? Live green.  Go revive everyone everywhere now.  This includes you.
8) Play well.  A merry activity is a wealth for generations! Run for fun…rather than form.
9) Get outside regularly…nature is a gift to your soul.  Capture the color with a camera.
10) Have conversations with no desired outcome, just to hear and be heard is pleasant in itself.
Words of God I’m pondering below:
But as for you, taking up every concern, minister virtue in your faith; and in virtue, knowledge; and in knowledge, moderation; and in moderation, patience; and in patience, piety; and in piety, love of brotherhood; and in love of brotherhood, charity. For if these things are with you, and if they abound, they will cause you to be neither empty, nor without fruit, within the plan of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:5-8 CPDV)
And this from the man, the one Christ said he would build his church upon…the man who healed others as his shadow passed.  This same man doesn’t write for us to pursue signs, or gifts?  Rather he exhorts us to fruitfulness.  How?
Moderation, patience, love, virtue, if these are in you-  you will be fruitful.  You will grow!
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:4, 5 KJV)
In another version: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; (Philippians 4:4, 5 ESV)
I rule over many nations and have conquered the whole world. Nevertheless, I am not carelessly driven by power; rather, I have always conducted my affairs with moderation and gentleness. I am committed to providing a calm and stable environment for my subjects, and to restore the peace that all people desire. In this way, the kingdom will be at peace and safe for travel throughout its borders. (Esther (Greek) 3_1:2 CEB)

The last thought on this Monday in October: 

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