I want to thank all of you for your words of encouragement, words of wisdom, the great advice and mostly the love you shared with me on Friday. I'm overwhelmed by the comments and comforted to know I live and love among a community of believers who are living in the power and love of Christ.
If you read that story, I want to encourage you to scroll down and read some of the comments and be encouraged to face those unexpected moments that arise as we walk the path of the "uniquely yoked."
BUT, today I have a question.
What can you do in one hour and forty five minutes?
Can you sit down and watch a movie. Get to the grocery store, fill a basket, arrive home and unload. Can you change a life?
After last Friday, God has gently reminded me that "life" is NOT about me. He has reminded me that my life is like a breath. My life is one hour and forty five minutes.
Psalm 90:10 (NIV) Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
2 Peter 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
Do the math.
Our lives truly amount to that of a matinée.
I so want my movie to matter. I want what I do, what I say and how I live to reflect Jesus. I want others to find what I did, healing, hope and love in living for Jesus.
Today, you may be discouraged, disappointed, disillusioned and in pain but we must be deliberate and remember that our lives will be over in God’s eyes by the end of the average movie.
Our prayers matter. Our example before our children, our spouse, can change an eternity. Our one hour and forty five minutes can be used for good or can be wasted.
Oh, please join me today and pray with me.
O Lord, I surrender my day to you. Make my life a vital part of your plan. Place me with people who need to know You and Your truth. Show me today my daily appointment. Someone who needs a hug, hope or help. Let them see Jesus in me.
Lord, when the enemy starts to speak lies or brings fear into my thoughts, help me to reject the lies and deny the fear. Let me know that you are always with me, you have a plan for me, you have a great and fantastic adventure in store for my movie.
Lord, now reveal yourself in ways that leave me breathless. Let me tell the world that I know Jesus and He loves me and THAT love is all that matters in an hour and forty five minutes. In the powerful and life-changing name of my Redeemer, Jesus. Amen.
Have a wonderful fall day. Be Blessed, Lynn