Don’t Forget the Vitals!

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Don’t Forget the Vitals!                                                                         Colossians 1:27

When our doctor checks
For important signs of health,
He remembers those vital things,
To see our physical wealth.

What’s our weight, height,
Pulse, blood pressure,
Our oxygen, and temperature?
Several things to measure.

We also have vital signs
In our spiritual lives each day.
The healing Great Physician –
In His loving arms we stay.

Are we growing in the Lord?
Do we talk to Him and pray?
Is the fruit of the Holy Spirit
Evident in what we say?

Do we trust Jesus daily,
And rest in His deep love,
As He helps us keep spiritual
Through His Word from above?

Is there joy in our lives,
And a bunch of thanksgiving, too?
What about prayer for others,
As, in our minds, their needs run through?

We can’t forget the vitals,
No matter how much Bible we may know.
You see it’s those vitals
That makes the Christ life through us flow.

— Charles B. Mayes

Don’t Forget the Vitals! © 2016 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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When the medical assistant takes and records our vitals signs the doctor must not forget to look at them when assessing our health.  If the doctor forgets, it might mean the difference between good and poor health.  We must also think of these vitals in our spiritual lives. How are we doing?

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