We need encouragement as much as crops need rain. After we have received it, we are in position to dish it out to others.
"You are a shield around me, O Lord; my glorious One, who lifts up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from his holy hill." Psalm 3:3,4
The time is passing by faster than before and what is the goal in life...is to serve God and others...from this you can get life of good quality. Ofcourse you can serve others in many ways, but what thinks & feels your heart (frontal lobe). To think only on yourself and how to get profit and the things you need, then you will not be able to finish the list, becouse there comes so many things you still WANT. And WANT is selfishness and selfishness is like a leprosy. In nowday's sociaty usual thinking is to be as good as neighbour and even better, this competition kills people mentally, morally, physically.
"Lands and goods and wordly occupations engross the mind, and things of eternal interest receive hardly a passing notice." GC 464 (E.G.W)
Self-denial is not a popular word, it usually goes together with loosers. But Jesus denied himself when He came to this earth and died for us. Its a REAL sacrifice and He didnt loose but He won the battle!!! Are we ready to exercise self-denial and win the battle with self? The best thing is to humble our hearts to God and confess our sins, and ask for forgivness and forgive ... you will see how drastically your life will take new turn...
Most nutritionists regard honey as a more favorable sweet than the refined sugars. Sometimes the price of honey is high. There is one way to cut the price, - move to the country and keep your own bees.
The almost universal craving for sweets, especially in children, best proves that there is a true need for them in the human system. The two invert sugars that honey contains (75 % in most grades) have many advantages as food substances. Ordinary sugar, also starch, must undergo digestion, a process that changes them into simple sugars the same as, or similar to, those found in honey. The sugar of honey, therefore, may be considered as predigested; hence the use of honey takes a load of work off the stomach and pancreas.
Dr. Edinburg says: "In heard weakness I have found honey to have a marked effect in reviving the heart action and keeping patients alive. I had further evidence of this in a recent case of pneumonia. The patient consumed two pounds of honey during illness; there was an ealrly crisis, with no subsequent rise of temperature and an exceptionally good pulse. I suggest that honey should be given for general physical repair, and above all, for heart failure."
Dr. Beck declares that during his nearly half century of medical practice he has met many suprisingly energetic folk of advanced age with remarkably healthy complexions. In taking their histories, the report of a liberal daily dose of honey was often a part of the story.
Many nervous states can be attributed to excessive sugar consumption. Our swift modern life requires rapid metabolism to create and to replace the much-needed physical and mental energy. Simple sugar can supply this need much better than can the ordinary refined products, which are not only hard to digest, but tend to cause such ills as gastric ulcer, renal diseases, and diabetes. Dr. Beck states that sugar is just as habit-forming as narcotics, and its use, misuse, and abuse, a modern nutritional disaster. Viewing the many channels through which we find refined sugar getting into alimentary canal, such as candy, ice cream, soft drinks, syrups, pastry, jams and jellies, besides the sugar bowl, it is not hard to believe.
Some people who crave sweets and realize their harmfulness, or perhaps have disabled the pancreas and so cannot use them, and have not learned to re-educate their appetites, turn to sugar substitutes as a way out of their dilemma. Such a course is not safe.
There are a number of products on the market which are used in the place of sugars, but they are harmful to the digestive tract and should not be used. Among these are saccharin, dulcin, and glucin. These sweeteners are not allowed to be used in food products.
Saccharin belongs to the great family of coal tar products, many of which are active heart poisons, hence it is not surprising that careful observation has shown it to be a highly injurious drug. Under its influence the heart's action is lessened in vigor and its continued use may give rise to serious injury.
The re-education of our taste desires is easier than many people think. It begins by securing a knowledge of that which is good for the health of the body. It is then followed by a balanced ration of good food which in time becomes so satisfying that the appetite is satisfied without the former usual amounts of sweet foods. From that point forward the interest in concentrated sweets declines until, with many people, they cease to be sources of special temptation; the desire for them has been superseded by desires for better foods.
Another single-molecule sugar is fructose found in fruit and juices and honey.
GALACTOSE (Group 3)
The single sugar is a constituent of lactose which occurs in milk. The foregoing three groups of sugar are natural to the body and are proper food for it.
However, it is important that nothing hinder the digestive processes because delay gives time for fermentation of these sugars before they reach the blood.
THE MOST COMMON SUGAR The sugar most commonly used is not included in any of the foregoing groups, and is not natural to the body, and is a very unfavorable food. It is "sucrose", a double-molecule wherein two single molecules similar to the diagram already given, are linked together, like one molecule of glucose and one of fructose tied together. These two single sugar molecules when separated are natural to the body, but when linked together they irritate any tissue they contact. They cannot be separated by the saliva in the mouth or the gastric juice in the stomach, and while they are finally separated in the small intestine and enter the blood as simple sugar, their separation is made after considerable delay, and with difficulty; and until they are separated they are strong irritants to the celles of the mucous membranes of the mouth, stomach, duodenum and small intestine. This irritation often causes serious trouble.
The term "sugar" is applied to several types of sweet substances, some of which are excellent food while others are irritants to the digestive tract while being prepared to go into the blood stream. It is important that we know the difference between the helpful and harmful types.
First we will consider the form of sugar as it is found in normal blood as used in the body. It is known as a "simple" or "single" sugar called a "monosaccaride" because it is the simplest form in which sugar is found and cannot be further broken down. This is the form in which sugar passes from the small intestine into the blood.
The chemist says every molecule if this sugar is made of 24 atoms, - 6 atoms of carbon, 6 of oxygen, and 12 of hydrogen, associated together. He diagrams a representative molecule as follows; C means carbon, O is for oxygen, and H is hydrogen:
GLUCOSE, DEXTROSE, and GRAPE SUGAR (Group 1)
There are three groups of these single sugars, of which this is the first to be discussed.
These sugars are used by the cells to produce heat and energy as already explained, but if they are held too long in digestive tract they will be attacked by fermentive bacteria which derive energy for their growth by the bartial oxidation of sugar. The chief products of this fermentation are carbon dioxide and alcohol which will be a curse to the body instead of the blessing as was intended.
These sugars come from the juices of fruits and the saps of plants; even the starch of seeds, roots, bulbs, steams and leaves, like cereals, potatoes, mature peas and corn, ripe apples and bananas, is broken down by saliva, pancreatic juice and the intestinal juice to glucose, ready for the blood. (this break down of starch is aided by heat, as in cooking.)
During this process of breaking down starch to a single sugar it passes through two other states, dextrin and maltose.