What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” – James 4:14
Idea: The average American lives to be 78 years old. If you multiply this number by a year, that gives 28,470 days of life. The first 15 years are spent in childhood and early adolescence. Approximately 20 years are devoted to sleeping. Toward the last 10 years of life, our health becomes limited and our ability to thrive wanes. When you consider eating, traveling, work, and other life duties, your down to perhaps 20 years of focusing your complete attention on serving God and witnessing for Christ.
Now suppose you spend time watching Television, surfing the internet, playing sports, shopping, and other extracurricular activities. You are down to about 10 Christ-focused years. That’s 3,650 days, or 87,600 hours to seek God in prayer, fasting, reading the Bible, and evangelizing to the lost.
Application: Our time is shorter than we think. Invest your time wisely for God’s kingdom. Everything around you will pass, but only what you do for Christ will last. I challenge you to calculate your time spent on worshipping God this week and determine how much free time you have if you tarry to 78.
Prayer: Father, teach us to number our days. Remind us that you are sovereign over the destinies of our life and we have no idea what the future holds. Planning and investing are not wrong, but help us to rid ourselves of arrogance, self-confidence, and pride so we can grow closer to you. In Jesus name, Amen.
One statement is enough for a mature and evolved spirit to understand the immortal importance of a sentence, of a written line, due to its indestructible invaluable content that teaches how the spirit should act to develop the inner God, or to turn into Spirit and Truth, or to realise in it the teachings of the Bible – YOU ARE GODS.
There are people who devour books, searching for religions, sects and banners, listening to the incarnate and the discarnate, but they do not change inwardly and do not really blossom… They are like mediocrity that goes around the PERFECTION, without ever reaching it…
The Exemplary Word warned these people, by saying: “The Kingdom of God is inside each one, it does not come with external signs.”
Therefore, those who do not know how to LOOK FOR THEMSELVES, and have not FOUND THEMSELVES yet, will have to search high and low, hovering unhappily, in the kingdom of emptiness and painful doubts.
An old initiatic saying teaches: “The good disciple awaits doing good.”
The Exemplary Word also taught: “Upon your patience you shall build your souls.”
These abstracts say to the immature, to those empty spirits: “Learn how to run to your inner self, because it is there that God has placed His Divine Virtues, which, when blossomed, will make you a TOTAL ONE, GOD IN GOD, BECAUSE NO ONE WILL BE CHILD OF GOD ETERNALLY.”
However, let us remember these wise words: “One word to those who understand it is worth a whole speech to those who do not understand it.”
All the best. With love, Neil.