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Where does TIME go? (devotional)

Monday, September 23, 2013

James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, For what is your life: it is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

For sure, we have no control over the passing of time. It waits on no one.
HOWEVER, this blog is not meant at all to be depressing, but quite the opposite.

How are we using the gift of time that we have TODAY?
Have we or are we using this gift to prepare for the eternity that follows time on earth?
Jesus shared some great news in John 14: 2,3 for those who have accepted God's forgiveness of sins by placing their faith in Jesus'death on the cross for all their sins.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. And If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there I will be also.
(Happy and assuring thoughts here: there is a prepared place for prepared people prepared by our awesome Lord.)
Sometimes, I get so excited about this and find myself searching as much as possible what the Bible says about this place called Heaven. It is a totally awesome, beautiful place full of non-stop joy bustling with non-stop activities of pure delight. Too sad, many people have thought of it in the opposite way which is truly not founded on God's Word.

Do the children of God have to wait until Heaven to have the abundant life?
Absolutely not.
Here we can have:
God's Presence Heb.13:5b ...for he hath said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
God's Peace Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (I am glad that includes even during the difficult times, too)
Peace Jesus Gives: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you, Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
His Strength: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
His Power: Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
His Reward of Asking in Faith: Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
HIs Wisdom: James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not: and it shall be given him.
His Help: Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with you; be not dismayed; for I am your God; I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

If you are feeling down, troubled, going through difficult times; I pray this will lift your spirits.

(My mother in law told me about 30 minutes ago, she thought she would not be here very much longer . She is 90 yrs. old almost and her health is failing. Tears flowed as I hugged her and I could hardly speak. I know when that day comes, she will be in a prepared place for a prepared people with the One who prepared it all. I will too one day and what a reunion I will have with my parents, son, relavtives and other Christian friends.)

God Bless,
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NELLIEH1 9/26/2013 8:29PM

    Such a blessing, dear sister, to ponder these scriptures that draw us once again into our One and Only GOD over all....To Him alone be the glory!!!

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LESLEYANNE11 9/24/2013 8:59PM

    emoticon emoticon Beautiful words and beautiful thoughts Lois. Boy have I missed your blogs lady.
You are so lucky to know your mum in law is on her way to Heaven. You will be with her one day and you can look forward to this magnificent reunion. Love you sweet lady. lesleyanne. emoticon emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/24/2013 7:52AM

    Beautiful blog, Lois! Yes, I too look forward to seeing my Lord face to face, and reuniting with loved ones who've gone before. emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 9/24/2013 12:51AM

    emoticon for sharing my friend,

Lois, is this a new page of yours?? are you the same Lois I know from Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line Team? If that is a yes, I'm thrilled to have found your page, I was wondering where you had gone, your other pages are all closed...

Anyway regardless of whether you are the Lois I knew from past or you are a new Lois, I am happy to have connected with you here, I love your page and have enjoyed this awesome Bible Blog you have shared, thanks so much, I have added you as my spark friend and hope you do the same, it is a pleasure meeting up with another Christian sister here, I look forward to my future visits here and yours to my page...God's Blessings...Your Friend, Judith emoticon emoticon

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CIERAPOET 9/24/2013 12:35AM

    Lois I spend time DAILY with my mind on Heaven. Talking to Father about different things. Seeking to know more. I can imagine there with The Holy Son and the Father. I see myself with King David. He's a Poet! :) Just busy! Active! That's why we need to be active NOW. Oh what JOY! I am SO Heavenly minded and I'm NOT ashamed to say it. He LOVES us SO much to send JESUS so we can LIVE with them! What A PLAN! What A PLANNER! Thank you for such an uplifting Blog! Heaven LIFTS me up!
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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 9/23/2013 11:48PM

    Such a wonderful devotional. Thank you for sharing, my dear friend.

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SEVERINA418 9/23/2013 9:23PM

    What an awesome blog! I feel so blessed to have you as a friend on here. I will learn so much from you!
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SAC-6582 9/23/2013 7:19PM

    Great blog.


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DIDMIS 9/23/2013 6:21PM

    All so very true. I wish I knew how to get those pictures in my blogs.

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