It is often said that "we love that which we spend most of our time doing." I would guess that if many of us took an account of our most intimate thoughts it would sum to the reality of some negative influence or unresolved personal issue. These are not pessimistic social assumptions, but visual clarity derived from the pulse of contemporary action in living! How do we define the saturation of racial divides, the explosive proliferation of sexual misconduct in entertainment, government, and clergy? How do we define the present societal disregard to moral compassing? What shall we do to rid ourselves of this social plight and revert to the basics of the human spirit that loves self, neighbor and the blessings of living together in harmony (97:3).
Every holiday season we unfold our selfish shackles and proclaim that the time is upon us to “give better than receive.” For a moment, let’s imagine the possibilities (97:3) of a universal allegiance to alter the air filled with separation and negativism and grab hold to that cupid of love, cupid of positive thought, cupid of satisfaction for breath of life, cupid of peace toward family and cupid of thankfulness that you and I breathe!
Back-to-basics — we refer back to “we love that which we spend most of our time doing”! What if we beheld these truths and put into action a daily prelude-of-purpose (97:3) to mentally massage these possibilities? The only real control we have in life is what we think; along with the decisions we make. The 97/3 rule implies spending 97 percent our daily walk thinking positive and only allowing 3 percent of negative energies. As the rule implies, living the good life starts with good thoughts; being healthy starts with healthy thoughts; and attaining a fulfilling relationship with family and friends starts with giving 97 percent of your time and loving the privilege of sowing good seed in every area of your life! (97:3)
Dennis Walter Smith Sr.