So…here’s my 1 step plan to a longer, richer life. Ready? Got a pen and paper or computer handy? Here goes. Love God and live longer.
Whew! Are you tuckered out? Yeah, I know…it’s a pretty grueling regimen. But you know what they say…no pain, no gain. So, if you truly wanna live a longer life, you’re gonna need to open your heart and let your love flow to God. That might be more painful for some than others.
But here’s the payoff, when you love God…
And here’s a key point I’m always sharing here in my letters as well as when I’m talking to people in person…
…you get to choose. Exercising your body keeps you healthier, but you have to decide to do it. You choose. In fact, until you choose, you won’t see any positive results. It’s completely up to you. And eternal life with God in His Heavenly paradise is completely up to you, too.
But maybe you don’t think God, the God I’m talking about, exists. Or maybe you think He doesn’t love you. Or maybe you think you couldn’t love a god who would allow you to have the unfulfilled life you’re living. Or maybe you have some other stubborn reason for choosing yourself over God.
I’d like to suggest you give up those reasons. Give up the need to BE a god. Give up the desire to be served and start looking for ways to serve. Maybe you could start by simply serving your family or friends. You might be surprised at how much better you’ll feel when you take the focus off you. And I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that you decided to take your love to the next level. In fact, I’d get to rejoice with the angels when I get to hear you’ve decided to love God and live forever.
When you do, let me know. Seriously.