Monday, January 3, 2011

Time is Precious

Psalm 103:15-16

15 As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.

As we have now begun 2011, have you thought about what you will do differently? Our life span is very much but a flick of a finger. For we often think we have more time than we actually have. Did you know that with each day that passes we are one day closer to the end of our lives and farther from the beginning of our lives? So many give resolutions that die very shortly after a couple of months of each new year. Do you want to really do something different? First and foremost what did you always dream about being when you were a young kid? Why start there? Simply put, God has placed dreams inside of all of us. Do you remember? Your dreams cannot be completed without God because they are too big for any of us to do in our strength. Everything must line up with God. For it is he who opens up the doors and makes resources available that none of us could even begin to fathom. Please note that we are never to get to a place where our dreams mean more to us than God because then we begin to worship the created versus the creator. But please keep the following illustration in mind as you start your year off:

Draw a line. Then mark the beginning of the line with birth and the end of the line with death. And then place a line wherever you think you might be in the continuum. Again, we often think we have more time than we have. While we cannot do anything about the time that has already passed. Now is the time to do something with what we have remaining.

Birth                                        Now                                     Death

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