Then he said, “Go out among the men and tell them, ‘Each of you bring me your cattle and sheep, and slaughter them here and eat them. Do not sin against the Lord by eating meat with blood still in it.’” So everyone brought his ox that night and slaughtered it there.
- 1 Samuel 14:34
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- Acts 1:7-8
WARNING: This post may get a bit weird.
If you simply search through the Bible to find ‘Tell Everyone,’ you might find the first Scripture. Even this first talks about avoiding sin and it definitely does not exclude anyone. But I think what is meant about telling everyone is more like the second Scripture. When we have the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we can go to the ends of the earth, telling everyone about Jesus.
But I have been wondering about my recent weight gain, and I wonder if writing too many posts might have something to do with it.
Let me explain. Someone likes a post, and they suggest, “Add a post.”
Someone likes what you wrote about Jesus, and they suggest, “Add a post.”
Someone likes your view on philosophy, and they suggest, “Add a post.”
Even when you go to a few of the administrative pages within WordPress, they have a button “Add New Post”. “New” or “A” is the same thing. Why add an old post? The old post is already there!
So, as I keep adding more posts, I gain a little more weight. It becomes an “Add a Post issue.” Or is that “adipose tissue?”
Does it matter which? Can both not cause a weight gain?!
Okay, I have been a bit silly here. I guess I have been channeling my innermost Allan Sherman from Hail to Thee, Fat Person. After all, my mother made me clean my plate at least two times every meal because somewhere some children were starving…
But I really did not start putting on the pounds until I was in college. I gained about thirty pounds my freshman year and struggled to keep from gaining more. After all, I was in Army ROTC at the time, and I must control my weight. But the change in metabolism made a big difference. Allan Sherman sung about that, too, in Overweight People.
Now if you see a big fat blue bird flying overhead, head for a building with a strong roof structure. … Just saying.
But in my version about gaining a pound or two, I have to admit that I lose a little weight when I have a busy day writing. I get too excited about what I am researching and writing about to do any snacking. I do not even feel hungry.
I guess that is my solution to the whole problem. When I have too much adipose tissue, it simply becomes an “add a post issue.” And when I can glorify God in the process… even better.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.