Monday, December 08, 2008

Blog #500- Things I've Learned in Life!

Well, who would have thunk it- today marks my 500th blog. No big deal to many of you - but for me it is! Blogging has challenged me in so many ways... keep at it, be relevant, love & help pastors as well as others, stay humorous, appreciate the people that do stop by...

So what do you post for your 500th blog? How about 10 things that I have learned in life...

1. Jesus really did save my life- literally, when I was bent on self destruction. (Jn 3:16-17)

2. Make your election and life's calling (job) sure- you will be tested on it many times. (2 Pet 1:10-11)

3. People will fail you and betray you- but Jesus is an ever present help in times of disappointment. (Lk 22:47-48; Ps 46:1)

4. Humble yourself often under the mighty hand of God- don't take yourself too seriously- it is Christ in you the Hope of glory! (James 4:10; Col 1:27-29)

5. Time does prove all things... and people. (I Thes. 5:21; kerrism)

6. When facing critical opposition, listen rather for the voice of God singing over you. (Zep 3:17)

7. Stay teachable and flexible... stay out of ruts! (Mt 9:16-17)

8. Stay true to the wife of your youth, be captivated by only her, be satisfied by her... cherish and nurture her. (I love you Debi, more!) (Pro 5:18-19, Eph 5:28-29)

9. Leave a legacy your children and God can be proud of. (Ryan and Jason, you have blessed my life.) (2 Cor 12:14; Eph 6:4; Pro 4)

10. Laugh a lot! (Pro 15:13; 15:15; 17:22)

So there you have it. Ten things that have influenced my life, molded my character, propelled me to finishing my race and receive the crown that is laid up for me in heaven.

To my readers, I am humbled by your continuing to read my 'Pastoral Ponderings.'


steveguate said...

Congratulations!! David
Awesome post! I look forward to many more. Steve

Christmas Dreams 2009 said...

I like the faithful to the wife of your youth...

you guys are my inspiration




I love reading your blog. Can't wait for the next 500!

Pastor David said...

>steveguate- thanks for the comment and encouragement-

>Chrsitmas Dreams 2009- thank you, we are humbled, and in love more than ever-

>Trey- I consider it an honor to have you as a reader and friend!