Tag: Time

Gone so soon without a trace!

Thomas Watsonby Thomas Watson

“The Godly Man’s Picture Drawn with a Scripture Pencil”

“We were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow!” Job 8:9

“My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass!” Psalm 102:11

“Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time.” Ephesians 5:16

How you spend your time is a matter of great importance. Many people fool away their time–some in idle visits, others in recreations and pleasures which secretly bewitch the heart, and take it away from holy things. What are our golden hours for–but to attend to our souls?

Time misspent is not time lived–but time lost!

Time is a precious commodity. As salvation is to be worked out in time, and a place in Heaven depends on using it well–time is of infinite concern!

Think of your short stay in the world. “We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a shadow–gone so soon without a trace!” 1 Chronicles 29:15

There is but a span between the cradle and the grave! Solomon says there is “a time to be born and a time to die”–but mentions no time of living, as if that were so short, it was not worth naming!

Time, when it has once gone, can never be recalled. “My life passes more swiftly than a runner. It flees away, filled with tragedy. It disappears like a swift boat, like an eagle that swoops down on its prey.” Job 9:25-26

“What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes!” James 4:14

“Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life!” Psalm 39:4

“So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

by Thomas Watson

Your Walk Needs Air Holes

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

As a child, I would catch insects, put them in jars, and punch air holes in the lids so they would stay alive. What does that have to do with you? If you plan on having a living relationship with God, make sure you have air holes.

If you’re born again, God’s Spirit lives inside of you. He’s the life, you’re the jar. The biggest mistake many believers make is thinking they can contain God in the form of dogma, ritual, or a service they repeat over and over again. Others believe they can put their relationship with God on hold; put it in a jar and it’ll be preserved. Still, others think they can serve God without daily communication, or receiving from Him. Spirit in Hebrew means Breath or Wind. Thus, you can’t put God in a box without an opening for His Wind to blow through. Punch a hole in your heart for prayer and quiet time, and for receiving the Breath of God. For there to be life and breath, there have to be air holes. Punch a hole in that religion, and let the Wind of God blow in.

Today’s Mission – Today, spend quality time with the Lord and let Him breathe on you.

by Jonathan Cahn