The Ways of Life by Clint Young

The Ways of Life
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by Clint Young
 
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
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When we treat our body well, the potential of the body to heal itself is phenomenal. When we treat our body well, the potential of the body to live a long life is phenomenal. When we treat our body well, the potential of our body to feel good most of the time is phenomenal. When we treat our body well, the potential of the body to have flexible, vibrant, strength is phenomenal. When we treat our body well the potential of increased endurance is phenomenal. The Key to achieving this type of body is “when we treat our body well.”  This writing attempts to define what is required to “treat the body well.”
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The human body, soul and spirit is fearfully and wonderfully made. Each one of us is a design of the Creator. My focus is primarily on helping our physical body. However, to best help the body more than the body must be considered. Our soul determines how each one us will take care of our body. The soul is our mind, will, and emotions. When the soul part of our being is aligned towards life and towards God’s spirit, decisions can be made which will tremendously help the body. When the right decisions are made at the right time our body has an incredible ability to heal itself, live and thrive within the framework of being “fearfully” and “wonderfully” made. The primary purpose of this writing is to help our soul make the right decisions at the right times for our body.
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Our body has the capacity and ability to live a very long time with vibrant health when the ways of life are followed.
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The ways of life are the things one can do to extend both longevity and quality of life. When the ways of life are embraced and followed more life comes to our body and to our soul. The extend of how much more life and increased quality of life will be realized depends on how quickly one follows the ways of life. Also, the current condition of the person is important. If one is young and in good physical condition, the ways of life will provide more overall good. However, even if one is slipping off their table of life, often they can save their life and live many more years and even many more decades if the ways of life are aggressively embraced and followed in priority.
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To live its potential the body needs cooperation from the rest of our being, that is our spirit, mind, will, and emotions. This article provides a list of powerful things you can do for your body to improve both your longevity and the quality of your life. If you pursue the ways of life as God leads, it is very likely that you may gain a lot more life. This can be true for what appears to now be impossible situations. This is because of how marvelous our body really is. Significantly longer life can be realized when the right things are done for the body. A significantly higher quality of life can be realized when the right things are done for the body. It is important that the ways of life be followed in the priority that each person needs for their best good. God can provide that sequence. He will do just that if we are humble enough to ask Him and to obey what He shows us to do.
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This writing paints an impressionistic painting of what is needful to treat the body well. An impressionistic picture does not attempt to show exact detail. An impressionistic picture shows an overall view that is portrayed at a glance into the mind and emotions of the viewer. This writing does not paint a detailed picture of each way of life. Instead, it paints an impressionistic picture of the ways of life with 80 broad strokes (ways of life). It is written to show an overall picture of what one can do to take very good care of the most prized possession any of us will ever own, that is our body. It is meant to help any to extend their life. It is meant to help any to improve the quality of their life here on Earth.
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The picture painted here is not complete. It certainly is not complete in detail. But overall it is a good picture of what one can do to lengthen their life. I don’t expect any to be able to embrace this complete picture without time, effort, discipline, struggle, repentance and help from God. All these make the journey of life quite challenging as well as exciting.
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Often, improving in one or two areas can significantly help your longevity. It is not needful to embrace the entire picture at once to start obtaining better health and life. Actually, it is quite impossible to embrace the entire picture quickly unless you have been living the ways of life most of your life. Very, very few do. The few who do live by most of these ways of life are in excellent health and live for a very long time. Such people do exist. But the world is not aware of these. They are hidden.
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Not too many years ago (2011), I was on the edge of my table of life. If I had not changed my lifestyle, I would not have been around to write about the “The Ways of Life” today. Fortunately I am still around and YES, I did change how I thought about life and what I did and what I did not do on a daily basis. I am still in that change mode. Someday, I would like everything to be so much a habit that I no longer need to expend the effort to stay alive or to maintain better health. Someday that will be the case. But for now I still have challenges that have to be addressed every day. This is the case because I got to close to the edge of my table of life and almost fell off. When you flirt with death, you have to be careful what you do and what you don’t do just to get away from that dangerous edge. The edge is where one falls off into the next life. All will eventually come to the edge of their table of life and fall off. The hope is to face this reality only after you have experienced the full life that your body is capable of living.
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Below are ways of life that I have discovered over the last 7 years. 7 years ago I made 2 changes at one time. Quickly adopting these lifestyle changes was important to help me stay alive at that time. My life has been extended at least 5 years by following 2 of these ways of life. 5 years of extra life is very precious to me. I am hopeful now to live many more decades. I know that is quiet possible as I now understand a good number of the ways of life. That knowing allows me to adopt priority ways of life which extends my life and will also extend your life.
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The best way to use the following list is to carefully read through each of the below ways of life. As you read, ask God if He wishes for you to embrace any of the ways of life listed. Whatever He shows you to do or not to do will be the best for your longevity. Even though you may need to implement a lot of these ways of life to obtain your full life’s potential, realize that the Heavenly Father knows our weaknesses. Most likely He will show you one thing at a time, maybe 2 at a time, that needs to be addressed. Even small changes in life style that are the priority at the time can result in tremendous positive changes in your health. Whatever the Holy Spirit of God places upon your heart to do, this is where to begin. Be determined to follow what He is showing you to do. Repent of going your own ways and embrace the ways He is showing you to go. Doing so will provide both physical and spiritual life.
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If you are in bad shape and about to fall off the edge of your table of life, most likely you will need to make some immediate, priority changes just to stick around. This is where I was 7 years ago. It may be too late for you. I can not judge that. That is left to God and the Lord Jesus Christ. If they are showing you to follow one or more of the below ways of life, this is what you need to do regardless of the outcome. Following their leadership is an act of faith. Faith pleases God and can very well change how much time you are allowed to have.
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Below are the Ways of Life that may help you find a lot more life and to flourish! These ways of life are not in any order of importance. What is most important to you at any given time is what God wants you to do at that time. Follow His leading. This is always the best path.
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Welcome to the path of the ways of life!  It is exciting path which will serve any well that embraces and follows it as God leads.  Continue reading all 80 Ways of Life by Clint Young via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Ways of Life .
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[Editor’s note:  Clint Young is a friend of mine and has been for many many years. I know him to be a man of integrity and a serious student of scripture. He has a very analytical mind and has spent a great deal of time studying scripture relative to prophetic events (past present and future).  He currently lives in Texas. /sc]
Reference his earlier work on Finding Gems & Sharing Them — The Life of Jesus – a Timing Study