Friday 3.1.13

The first day of  the month of March starts today.  Most people are like what happened to February?  Where does the time go?  It is the year 2013.  I remember watching Back to the Future II and Marty McFly traveled to 2015. Cars were flying and he had a  hoover board, which looks way to dangerous.  I would never allow my kids to have one.  My point is, 2015 is two years away.  In 1989 when I watched that movie, you think about the year 2015 that seemed so far away.  Now it is two years away and it feels like a blink of the eye.

How do we utilize our time?  If you sat down and wrote down your entire schedule, what would be on it?  In Ecclesiastes, He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.  Is your heart set on the here and now?  Or, is it set on the eternal?  Does that motivate you to do better?  There is nothing we can hide from God.  One of my favorite authors C.S. Lewis stated this,  “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”

Time goes by fast.  We should appreciate every day and the ones we love.  Our perspective is often distorted but this should make us live passionately for Christ and reaching out to those who don’t know him.  When you look at your hand think about this, David says in Psalm 39, his days are as few as handbreadths.  Definition of this meaning : any of various units of length varying from about 212 to 4 inches based on the breadth of a hand.  That is how long our life here on earth will compared to our eternal life.   Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:14

“O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!
Psalm 39:4-5

 

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