Month: September 2017

At the End

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At the end of our lives, do we want to be known for building, or for destroying? For loving, or for hating? For bringing freedom, or bondage? For living to gratify our fading flesh, or to benefit our generation…and generations to come? Because only God knows when we’ll take our final breath.

 

Source: Life IS Short

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Eternity in our Hearts

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“God has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

 

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Purpose

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Take time, now. Before it’s too late, consider. Your life has a purpose far greater than your wildest imagination. You’re here for a reason. And it’s not to be a slave to mindless, meaningless routine.

 

Source: the Mad Equation

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More to this Life

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We’re not here just to go through the motions of life and spend our fleeting free time plugged in to our TVs, computers and mobile devices. There is more, so much more, to this life.

 

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The Mad Equation

Blog_Equation01I have an equation for all of you brilliant of mind out there. What does sleep + wake + eat + drive + work + eat + work + drive + eat + watch + sleep x 24/7 x 365 equal? Let’s wait a moment while the imaginary game show theme music plays in the background. Got the answer?

If not, I’ll clue you in.

The survey says: insanity.

Yes, insanity. To spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year caught in the monotonous routine of sleep, wake, eat, drive, work, eat, work, drive, eat, watch, sleep is enough to push anyone over the edge.

So why do we subject ourselves to that which steals our sanity?

Necessity, perhaps. We feel we need to sleep so we can have energy to work so we can afford the car to drive to work so we can afford the food that fuels our work so we can pay for the large screen TV that lulls us back to sleep after work and launches us into another day of maddening routine.

Or maybe it’s fear that keeps us bound. We’re afraid of not having enough, of being insecure. We prefer the familiar comfort of routine to the unstable terrain of the great unknown.

Yes, we need to work to care for our basic needs. But somewhere in the midst we have to stop and ask ourselves…what’s it all for? We’re not here just to go through the motions of life and spend our fleeting free time plugged in to our TVs, computers and mobile devices. There is more, so much more, to this life.

Take time. Now. Before it’s too late. Consider. Your life has a purpose far greater than your wildest imagination. You’re here for a reason. And it’s not to be a slave to mindless, meaningless routine.

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)

Don’t Give Up

My friend, don’t give up on life, thinking you’re alone and forgotten. There is a God—the Creator of heavens and earth, who knit you together for a purpose. And he will walk with you, carrying all that weighs you, holding you if that’s what it takes.

 

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Completion.

There will come a time when the battles of our days will cease. We’ll see that it was worth the fight, and it was worth our living and enduring. Because no Author starts a good work without bringing it to completion.

 

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