Linggo, Hulyo 21, 2013

LONG LIFE

Do you want to know one of its secret?


God teaches about love…to faith… to character…even up to health and diet.

In my early journal days, I browsed the old testament reading from the Chapter of Genesis until I reached the book of Numbers before I was asked to start reading the new testament alternately.
From the old testament I read, the message clearly revealed to refrain from eating pork and eat only the sea foods that has fins and scales (Fish), vegetables and birds (chicken).




 Verse 27 The fear of the Lord adds length to life, is very true to me. In obedience to the Lord, I followed the diet revealed to me which made me avoid or lowered my cholesterol.
It was a tough fight since I love lechon kawali, sinigang na baboy, menudo, lechon paksiw and pork barbeque.
Seeing those dishes in net and for real makes me drool but I fear God so I have to be obedient … I cut pork from my diet totally for more than a year…praise God, I feel better since then.

I was thinking, if I had not listened to God’s message to me through my journal and continued to be undisciplined with my eating habits especially that the word “diet” is not in my vocabulary… Verse 27  the years of the wicked are cut shortI hate to think I can no longer be with you at this moment…no, no, no… I am sure glad I am still here today and all praises to my Lord Jesus and our father in Heaven!

(Reading the new testament, Lord Jesus mentioned that we are allowed to eat everything and all that we eat would be released too… I was allowed to eat PORK! But since I got used to not eating the meat...I still try to avoid it as much as I can.) (So, it is not bawal…tikim-tikim na lang! he,he,he :D)

Let us pray…

Our Father God in heaven, I always prayed for longer life…I am thankful to know the secret to attain my wish. Thank you for your guidance.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

How did the fear of the Lord add length to your life?



56 (na) komento:

  1. I always believe that by grace we are saved. But it doesn't hurt to be of service to other people as well. I'd like to believe that the good deeds I do for the people around me add length to my life. :)

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. I read once in the bible...be helpful and charitable and sickness will be gone. Maybe you fit in these. I would look for the verse for you.

      Burahin
    2. Thanks, Glenda :) I guess what we should also pray for is a life shared with others and well-lived. :)

      Burahin
  2. I believe if we walk our ways with God, it is the secret to longevity. Ate Glenda, I also had that mistake before. Reading the Old Testament taught me madaming bawal with food. But the New is different. We can eat every food we have as long as we eat with thanksgiving to God. Kaso sa dami ba namang sakit ngayon, hehe it is good to eat in moderation especially those food which are proven to increase our health risks.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Tama ka naman, Sis. Kristine. shifting to New Testament, si Lord Jesus pa ang may sabi that whatever we eat will be wasted din naman kaya pedi naman kahit ano but the fear of God made me follow the Old testament first which I benefited din later on. It was designed for me, I believe so. Like what you said..Moderation. Yun ang tama.

      Burahin
  3. looks like your depriving yourself
    in my opinion as long as you eat healthy foods, exercise ang take a good care of your health it will help you live long

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. ah, Reese..I need to be deprived at those times. God taught me discipline which later on had been beneficial naman. I lack exercise. Always sitting because I need to...to work. Mega taba na yata ako, kaya kahit I was deprived when I was following old testament, it did me good. I am glad god taught me a good eating habbit for choosing fish, veggie and white meat-chicken..still exercise pa din..I am trying.

      Burahin
  4. take good care dear.. as per my doctor it's all about moderation. lahat ng sobra masama. :-) exercise, eat the right amount of food and with proper guidance from your doctor everything will be alright.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Thanks you so much, sis. I would keep those in heart. I really need exercise. I started my morning walk today...hoping to keep it up everyday. God bless!

      Burahin
  5. So true. I need to watch my diet na rin cuz I tend to neglect it if I am stressed or depressed. But being depressed (my dad's death and other health problems) made me closer to the Lord...

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Praise God for good revelations, you being close to God is a good news. Ah, it is one of my habit too..eating when stressed or angry. When in bad mood, I tend to eat than get angry..bad for me.. I have eaten a lot! (means I always get tensed and stressed hehehe) But...control..control...God bless!

      Burahin
  6. I have not deprived my self from eating pork meat, but as much as possible I'll go for the lean and not the fatty part. :)

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. That is good! My son is also like that. He never eat meat fat..just the lean meat...that is why he is slim...I'm quite the opposite (shame :()But my fear of the Lord taught me good discipline. I praise GOD for that and thank GOD so much...tikim -tikim only for me kapag di makatiis..(just the lean..like you)

      Burahin
  7. There is actually a good reason why pork was one of the no-no's...just look at what a pig eats. But like Jesus said, it is not really what we put in our mouths that defile us...

    As to what's forbidden and not, I think it's our own personal conviction in relation to how our relationship with God is. So, what we perceive as bawal to us may be alright to another. We will be dealt with according to our faith din kasi. That is what I believe.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. I read an article posted by Allan about pork. It would really discourage us to eat the meat.
      You are right, Sis. We also need to respect other people's belief or faith. As for me, I know God prompted me to stop on those times because it is best for me. I really felt God's care. God wanted me to live longer...that I know.

      Burahin
  8. balance diet is the key to healthy lifestyle. eat pork in small porton, sweet in small portion, carbs in one cup and a handful of veggies and fruits. have a safe and happy life! :)

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    1. Very true, Gerilen. Should I have been taking a diet like that, these fats couldn't have been my problem now. God bless!

      Burahin
  9. This is one of the beliefs that I struggled with when I converted to SDA. I grew up eating pork. But religion aside, it just makes sense. Taking care of ourselves means we choose food that are good for our body.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Yes...and following our good Lord's word is one of the best. God bless!

      Burahin
  10. Some verses in the Old Testament are not really applicable now. But I see your point on why we should deprive ourselves sometimes. Sometimes it's the only way to be disciplined. :-)

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. I was really disciplined specially at those time. After almost a year of "no pork" diet came the time that I should start reading the new testament alternately with the old and then I learned..so hindi pala bawal but I was really disciplined! Amazing how God cares for us. So pampering..if we know how to listen. God bless!

      Burahin
  11. There is wisdom in those words for sure. If we walk in the path of God, we can't really go wrong. Pero minsan depende din sa interpretation diba?

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Yes. It is amazing how one verse can meant a lot different from each and everyone of us...and it goes along to what ever life we have. It is because God's words have power...that I believe. Whatever interpretation we have, we just need to listen. God's words are very appropriate to us and all we need to know. We simply need to listen and follow for our own good.

      Burahin
  12. Yes I am aware of this. Since the Holy Spirit resides in our bodies, we should treat it with reverence and utmost care.

    TumugonBurahin
  13. Some things that can add to long life is rest from the Lord, His peace and His joy. These should come only from Him because the world offers stress, sorrows and anxieties.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. After reading your comment of "rest from the Lord" my heart want to say "aaaah.." expression of relaxation. Very true indeed, Cym. It is really a wonderful feeling to feel rested...I had 2 experiences like that. It is also true what this world offer that is why we need strength and rest from the Lord. A true gift for longer life! God bless!

      Burahin
  14. God always show me the right way and that I completely trust Him now. That thinking adds length to my life - Hope, love and peace of mind from God

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Very true, maye..like Cym had mentioned "rest" then from you "peace of mind" I just want to say "What a mighty and wonderful God we serve!" God bless!

      Burahin
  15. i don't think i can ever make it without eating meat. but i eat it in moderation na these days. as you grow older, you learn how to balance your diet na talaga. before i never ate any vegetables pero i eat it na lately from time to time.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Ah..good!It could be a message for you to start eating veggies...remember "colon" needs veggies!!!! :) take care dear! God bless!

      Burahin
  16. I always make sure that I control what I eat now a days,:) The unconditional LOVE from GOD adds length to my life:)

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Very true answer, Sis Melgie! that unconditional love really adds length to our lives! God bless!

      Burahin
  17. I'm really guilty of spoiling myself when it comes to food, but I'm trying to have a balance diet and of course I thank God for everything. I guess I just have to motivate myself to exercise every day.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Don't spoil yourself too much, Lady. I use to do that and it did me harm. I heard one lesson.. the meaning of spoil (present tense), spoiled (past tense)...spoiled= rotten. Why would we want to make ourselves rotten??? :D (Aw! hehehehe)
      I too have to motivate myself to exercise...Praise God for this wonderful words! God bless, Lady!

      Burahin
  18. Being one with GOD will certainly give you peace of mind and make your life longer.. I too am trying to have a balanced diet too.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Amen, R C. What you said is very true. God bless!

      Burahin
  19. like sis lady, i now feel guilty about my diet kasi i eat whatever food, huhu. maybe because i am breastfeeding and i feel that it doesn't matter what i eat because i don't get too fat anyway. but i guess i have to think twice from now on. miss glenda, your post made me think na baka nga applicable din sa akin what was written on the old testament. thanks for sharing po.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. If that's what your heart say then listen. It is not wrong to listen specially if it is for our own good. cheers for longer life! God bless!

      Burahin
  20. Oh my. This is telling me to cut on soda as well. I also need to cut down on eating fastfood regularly.

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. I am guilty with the fast food meals too.. but I was able to cut on the soda because of my hyper acidity and if I am not mistaken, I think my hyper acidity triggers my neuralgia attacks so very very minimal soft drinks for me. God bless!

      Burahin
  21. i also eat everything, my rule is just eat in moderation

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. I think it is the most appropriate rule nowadays. God bless!

      Burahin
  22. i agree that moderation is the key but there is no harm in totally eliminating pork from our food intake. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  23. I could not stop myself from eating those mouthwatering foods you've mentioned but i agree nothing bad eating those in moderation will not bring any harm..:-)

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

    TumugonBurahin
  24. the fear to the Lord lead me to a better life and to avoid doing bad or immoral things. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  25. Oh, I need your resolve. I need to cut back on my food intake.

    TumugonBurahin
  26. I am on diet now...I agree na di naman bawal siguro ang pork pweede pa din ang tikim tikim. hehehe

    TumugonBurahin
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    1. Basta wag lang isang kilo isang tikim hahahahaha! Yes I agree with you, allan. I can see your effort on your diet. God bless! Keep it up!

      Burahin
  27. I so agree with these verbs. Well, I have no issues with pork, since we're not allowed to eat it :) Carry on with the diet I guess :)

    TumugonBurahin
  28. This post enlightens me. :) I thought "Masamang damo di madaling mamatay?" Hahah joke lang. :)

    Anyways, just keep on posting some verses from the bible. I'll be updating on this blog.

    I added you na. See you around.

    TumugonBurahin
  29. Praying to God and having a healthy lifestyle I think are the things that should be considered to have a worthy and long life.

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