George on Honey

George is an interesting guy I meant in a church group a while back !! He sends out these texts occasionally and I think of him, kinda like, an Infomercial for Bible, God and Jesus !!! My ears perked up when I meant him, as my Dad’s name was George!! Good info and good reading from George !! Enjoy!!

I recently visited the beautiful Island of Crete in Greece. Due to the pleasant warm climate, fresh fruits and vegetables such as olives, oranges, grapes, peaches, figs, cactus fruit and bananas are in abudance. The three main export products are olive oil, Grapes and honey.

Various honeys are harvested from different areas of the island. The taste varies according to the flowers the bees feed from. Thyme honey is the most common with its distinct sweet delicate flavour.

In addition to its use as a natural sweetener, honey contains essential vitamins, minerals, zinc (for immunity), iron (for healthy blood) and antioxidants.

Honey is also used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent. Honey can stay fresh indefinately as it contains hydrogen peroxide  (H2O2) which is unfavourable for bacteria and fungi. In 2015, archaeologists found honey while excavating tombs in Egypt. They estimated the honey to be 3,000-year-old and it was still edible. Honey has no expiry date. These amazing little creatures produce incredible honey that no human could ever replicate in a lab.

The Bible mentions honey many times when refering to our physical and spiritual well-being. God says ‘A land flowing with milk and honey’ as a reference to physical well-being (fertility and prosperity).

The Bible also uses honey as an analogy for our spiritual well-being (emotional health and wisdom). The Word of God is as honey to the soul. Like honey, the Word of God is infinite. It will never expire.

Psalms 119:103
How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 19:7-10

  1. The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; … sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

Ezekiel 3:3
3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.

So let all our words be like honey to the souls of others. Let our words be sweet, not bitter.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Job 21:25
While another dies with a bitter soul, Never even tasting anything good !!

God Bless and Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Happy Healthy New Year !!!

Art of Procrastination

The Art of Procrastination,,, Maybe one of my Greatest Achievements and my Greatest Failure !!!

So what is the Art of Procrastination ??? Well,,, for me,,, is the known ability to do anything other,,,, then what I know I should be doing !! Fact of the matter is,,, I have been practicing this art to not write about this art ??? Pretty sad huh ???

In my mind and my own experiences, there are two types of Procrastination ,,,, Earthly and Heavenly !!

Let me start with Earthy procrastination !!!

TV is my favorite mode of earthly procrastination ,,, set and watch some mindless non-thinking show so I don’t do what I know I need to be doing,, and then to use it as a lame excuse !!

Now watching a bit of TV is not, in and of itself,,, necessary a bad thing unless you are using it, or over using it, as an excuse to not do what you know you need to be doing- For me, in college,,, it was TV instead of going to class or studying,,, at home it may be not helping around the house or fixing what needs to be fixed or not playing with the kids,,,, at work it may be now finishing the report or just not taking care of business,,, the list is endless !!!

We all know when we are procrastinating ,,, the trick is to just start doing what you know you need to be doing (Get off your Duff),,, and then the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction will kick in and you are on your way !!!

Now Heavenly Procrastination !!

For me this can be a problem as well !!! Sometimes praying or meditating can be a form of procrastination ,,, for me !! Now don’t get me wrong,, Praying is probably the most productive, satisfying and peaceful thing you can do,,, if praying to Jesus ,,,, but it can be an excuse to not do what he is convicting you to do !!!

For instance he convicts me of something he wants me to do or work to accomplish,,, but my selfishness or pride or bullheadedness kicks in and I will pray and meditate and pray and meditate on it or anything else to not have to start the process he wants me to begin !!! Heavenly Procrastination !!!

Here’s the problem,,, he knows your heart, thoughts and all your motives !!! Guess What ??? You are fooling no-one but yourself !! What’s that ole saying,,,, “You can run,,, but you can’t hide”

In my experience ,,, Procrastination Praying,,, won’t produce the results you hope for !!! But you can always pray for the strength and willpower to get you out of the Procrastination cycle,,, and that,,, will bring you positive results and peace of mind !!

God Bless and have a Great Day !!!