Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011 - My Thoughts

Psalm 39:4

4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.  Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.

Often we go about our days and weeks, living life trying to keep up with society, wanting the newest, best things that are offered to us.  But we often don't think about our life in the eyes of God.  Think about 2 Corinthians 5:20, God's Word tells us that "20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God."  In other words, we are "sent" by God into this world to bring a message to non-believers, we are as the scripture says, "ambassadors" of God, sent to speak to people on His behalf.  If we are sent by God, then someday, He will call us back home when our assignment is complete according to His purposes.  Only He knows the precise time when we are to go be with our Maker.  It is important to pray to Jesus that He reminds us every day that our lives are not ours, we have submitted them to Him, and that He bought our lives with blood on the cross.  And although our lives seem like 100 years on earth, if you compare the average human life of 62.7 years (2010 est.)(Wikipedia), and compare it to the beginning of creation (roughly to our knowledge) 6,000 years (4,000 B.C.), then our lives so far at an average, account for 0.01045 percent, or 1.045 % of time since creation, so how much less is our lives compared to eternity.  It is ultimately important to realize that our lives are minimal in the grand scheme of things and that we need to make the most of them as "ambassadors" on Earth, to each other, sent by God and to be someday called from our visitation on Earth back to God's kingdom at an appointed time.  I pray that my thoughts encourage you step back from your daily living, and take a breath, and step back in line with Jesus if your not already doing so.  Time is short, make it matter!

Love you all!

Additional Content

Life is short no matter how long we live. If there is something important we want to do, we must not put it off for a better day. Ask yourself, "If I had only six months to live, what would I do?" Tell someone that you love him or her? Deal with an undisciplined area in your life? Tell someone about Jesus? Because life is short, don't neglect what is truly important.

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