Saturday, March 22, 2008

EXPONENTIAL LIVING...

videoMilton, here:

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These past months God has worked new dimensions of understanding in our lives. Kristy's trial dealing with this GBM brain tumor has been tough, but God's grace has been poured out on her and us. I have marveled at her joy and peace. There is so much to learn from her through this journey.

God made us and put within us a unique gift which daily affects each of us. The use of this gift produces blessings or curses, good fruit or bad fruit, joy or bitterness, rewards or disappointments, eternal life or damnation.

Life is not the sum of what happens to us, but rather life is the total of how we use this special gift from above. God doesn't skip anyone when He passes out this gift. He does not give small or great amounts of this gift—we all get the same.

Your life may be rotten, but this gift opens the way to a better existence. Or, your life may well stay the same or worsen.

Blame isn't included in this gift package. Neither is there a free pass for anyone. Everyone must use it—like it or not. Action or inaction—the gift is manifest.

It creates good days or bad days.

It leads to poverty or riches.

It releases health or sickness.

It assures love or hate.

It produces destiny or doom.

It promises significant results to all.

It has short term and long term consequences.

CHOICE…

Choice is the exponential gift. Life boils down to choice. It's God's second best gift--only the gift of friendship with Him exceeds it.

How will you choose to deal with ……....?

Kristy has chosen to receive God's cloud of peace and a chair of strength. She has chosen to live her life to honor Christ and His eternal purposes. She has chosen to be her best for Jesus.

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By the way, I re-shot this video and Kristy did it perfect, but this one was too cute not to share.

9 Comments:

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Daughter of the King said...

I NEEED to hear this today, you will NEVER know.
NEVER.....
CHOICE
Thank you,
Deby
Puget Sound

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pastor Milton,

Thank you for those words of wisdom today. I pray to God that I heed them well. I pray that you & Kristy enjoy a blessed Resurrection Sunday, surrounded by family and friends and the many who love you both.

God's abundant blessings,
Nancy & family

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Dad Dykes said...

Milton that is a rich, meaningful, and inspirational post. Wisdom from above. I greatly appreciate your trust and faith. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you,

Dad

 
At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Milton and Kristy,
You are delivering your best sermons through these blogs, Milton. And I love it that you left the cute video of Kristy when she dissolved in soft laughter. That's just like her -- choosing to laugh at what would frustrate most people.
I love you both,
Kathy

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton and Kristy,
That message will preach! I'm always inspired by your thoughtful posts.

Donn

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton, what an inspiration you are! Kristy, you're just a doll, while choosing to LAUGH at yourself! "DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HERO? .......I CAN FLY HIGHER THAN AN EAGLE - YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS!" From my heart, with much love to you both!
Cathy, in Tennessee

 
At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Deborah Anderson said...

I'm glad you kept this video, guys. It's priceless, so don't change a thing.

Wait, I lied. I forgot to mention that you need to post the following note for viewers:

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH IF PLAYED WHILE YOU HAVE A CAT (ESPECIALLY A BIG ONE) SLEEPING ON YOUR LAP. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE CAT CLAWS DIGGING INTO YOUR FLESH (FROM SHOCK DUE TO COW MOOING), LIGHT BLEEDING, AND TEARS IN EYES (DUE TO PAIN FROM CLAWS). A LIGHTER SIDE EFFECT IS LAUGHTER ERUPTING (AFTER INGESTING KRISTY'S LAUGHTER), WHICH IS NOT CONSIDERED SERIOUS. ;-)

Love you guys!

Happy Easter.

((((((((((Milton & Kristy))))))))))

 
At 6:24 AM, Blogger Lee Franklin said...

Great video. It's great that people can laugh at themselves and with others.
Still praying down under for you all.


Lee

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Love the video! It made me laugh. Sweet Kristy, your sweet spirit is just incredible!!

 

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