I”VE BEEN THINKING
“It Is Time to Live”
2 Corinthians 4:18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (NIV)
A well-known psychologist has reported that over half of the mental disorders in many countries are caused by calendars, day timers and cell phone alarms. The constant rush to meet deadlines makes more people mentally ill than the fear of nuclear bombs, cancer or time in jail, so this authority declared.
We should always remember that we only have one chance at this life we have been given. Therefore, we should make the most of every passing moment. This fascinating universe has so some much to offer and interest us that it is tragic to lose sight of its glories simply by rushing about neglectfully.
It takes great strength to get on top of the force of time. It takes individuality and intelligence, but above all a sense of values. We must know those things that have real worth.
An anxious parent was talking to a friend about their children’s apparent lack of appreciation for the things they gave them. “Maybe,” the friend suggested, “you have given them too much to live with and not enough to live for.”
I was reading an interesting article by a botanist which stated that the branches on trees often replicate the root system below. Our lives, our influence and our happiness are also in proportion to the depth that our lives are rooted in God.
The Christian believer has a definite relationship with their Lord. Jesus is their constant inspiration. He leads His family away from the things in this world that are wicked and sinful and challenges them to do the things that are godly and good. The Master points us in a different direction from things that are temporary and faces our attention on those things that are above. Life is by far too short to invest in things that crumble and turn ultimately to dust.
Without question, our Godless ways have a way of catching up with us. Someone once said, “There is something about being mean I have noticed that sort of punishes itself, in the fullness of time. It is the very nature of things.” It is the same truth that the Lord had in mind when Paul wrote: Remember this: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6.)
I’ve been thinking let’s invest our time in seeing as much good as possible and doing as much good as possible, by the grace of God.
Is there any sense of time in things of the spirit?
WRITTEN BY JOHN GUMMER FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTRE CHURCH NEWSCAST