Thursday, November 6, 2014

Life is like the Morning Fog

Depending upon your age, you have probably heard many times how fast this life flies by. Each year, I am reminded that our life on earth is indeed short.   James 4:14 (NLT) says: How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?  Your life is like the morning fog-it's here a little while, then it's gone.  So, it's not just in our heads; life does pass by quickly!  Each day is a gift from the Lord.  My wreck in August reminded me of this truth.

As I reflect upon this fact, a question is on my heart.  What memory and legacy will I leave behind when it is my time to graduate to Heaven? Will my loved ones remember me as a nervous and insecure worry wart?  What will be the main impression I will leave behind?  Deep questions!  Have I let God do all He wants to do in me and through me?  Am I holding back a part of my heart and life that needs to be surrendered?  We are not promised tomorrow.  This could be our last day to live, or we could have 50 more years. We can't change any of our past, however, we can still do something about our remaining time here on earth.

I want to encourage us all to do some reflecting and examining. God knows all about our past, present and future.  Talk with Jesus and ask Him to show you if you are holding anything back from Him. My heart's desire is to be completely and unswervingly surrendered to Christ and His Holy Spirit's work in my life.    Time is short and every moment counts!

 Psalms 25:1-12 can be our heart's prayer:
O Lord, I give my life to you.
    I trust in you, my God!
Do not let me be disgraced,
    or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced,
    but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
Show me the right path, O Lord;
    point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God who saves me.
    All day long I put my hope in you.
Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love,
    which you have shown from long ages past.
Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
    Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
    for you are merciful, O Lord.
The Lord is good and does what is right;
    he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
He leads the humble in doing right,
    teaching them his way.
10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness
    all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
11 For the honor of your name, O Lord,
    forgive my many, many sins.
12 Who are those who fear the Lord?
    He will show them the path they should choose.