Heavenly Minded – Very Useful to the earth

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I have finished reading Mere Christianity by C S Lewis. It was a very good read. I recommend the book to anyone who want to have a more intellectual understanding of Christianity.

His explanation of the Trinity is quite intriguing and I enjoyed reading it.

I found the quote above very thought provoking. It has made me reflect on my desire to be with Jesus! To see Him as He is. To bask in the glory of the Father forever.

When you think of heaven, do you think of being with God or escaping hell?

This is another quote that caught my attention. The goal of Christ for the believer is to be a son of God – exactly like Christ, with the life of GOD flowing through him or her.

We have a choice because God gave us free will and we can choose to allow the life of God explode through us and bring us to perfection or we stay as eggs and die. Many times we are so comfortable being eggs, we resist the Spirit of God who wants us to be birds.

Am I ready to allow God break away all the protection I have around me so that He can take me to the next level?

Reading Mere Christianity has sparked a curiosity in me to read the autobiography of C.S Lewis called Surprised by Joy.

However the next book I plan to read is The Jesus I never knew by Philip Yancey.

Day 10 of 19 – 10k steps daily

Woohoo! I am past the half point in my challenge.

I went for pool therapy today. I got to do some of my physiotherapy exercises while standing in water. It was an interesting experience. Very good experience. I still had my regular physio appointment so it was a busy day.

I could not take my Gear Fit (my wristwatch) into the water. So I lost some steps there.  Maybe it is water resistant. I need to check that.

I am so happy I have been able to complete 10 days.

Day 9 of 19 – 10k steps daily

Today was a little harder than usual. I had a nap at about 6pm. When I got up at about 7:15 pm, I did not feel like going out. Every muscle in me wanted to rest. At that time I had just a little below 4000 steps.

I am glad I got up and went for my regular walk. As soon as I got out, I was glad to be on the road.

It’s such a good time for prayers and meditation.

50 minutes later, my 10k step is done!

Day No. 9 you are down!

Thanks for the support everyone. I can feel the muscles in my legs responding to exercise and prayers.

I think I am walking better and my legs don’t get as tired.

I am also getting my strength back. I don’t as tired as I would get after few hours of activity.

The danger of Pride – How to know if you have been trapped

Whenever we find that our religious life is making us feel that we are good – above all, that we are better than someone else – I think we may be sure that we are being acted on, not by God, but by the devil.~C.S. Lewis

This is a quote from Mere Christianity. I hope to finish the book by Friday and move on to my next book.

My thoughts

Here are some thoughts from my reading of Mere Christianity and meditation on scriptures.

There is really nothing a Christian can boast about. Everything we have is given to us by God! Even the will to work hard and the ability to work hard is only possible by the grace of God.

Each time we see that we are better than we used to be, we should be thankful to God for his mercies.

When we see other people at the place we used to be, we should be hopeful that they too will move on. We should be patient and supportive especially when we see them trying to move forward.

When we see those who we think are so bad, you can’t imagine how anyone can be so bad, give thanks to God for your parents or the people around you that helped you to be who you are and for God’s mercies.

I am who I am by the grace of God. That is what the Apostle Paul said and it is true of us too. (1 Corinthians 15:10)

So are you proud?