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A Good Life

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them
— Ecclesiastes 12:1 (KJV)

This reading has so many meanings and is definitely a reality check on how we all live our lives. Every day we wake up, get dressed, feed the kids, get ready for work, come home from work, make dinner, get ready for bed, sleep, and repeat.

We strive to do good throughout each day. We have goals that some have, we reach those goals to move onto other goals, whether job-related or personal, we want to make a difference in some way.

Raising your children or helping out in your community, you are living a good life; you work to keep everything in balance and people around you happy.

This living a good life has been passed down from generation to generation. And each generation has different challenges that each has to adapt to, and then that gets passed down; trying to keep family “traditions” becomes more difficult. We want to be good at what we do, how we raise our children, and how we live our own lives, but it isn’t always easy. We all have to work at it.

God designs life in a way that happiness would be difficult to find. He made contentment something you must learn so that His children will continue to seek Him. God knows that if work, relationships, or the things of this world were all satisfying, then we would never come to Him.

A good life isn’t defined by the number of your natural “accomplishments;” it is defined by the depth of your spiritual walk with Christ.

Rob Garza
Salem custodian and certified personal trainer at DROM Fitness

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