Our Life is Like A Mist
December 7, 2012
I’ve lost two high school friends in the last two weeks. After being shocked and saddened to hear of their deaths, I have realized how quickly life passes. James 4:14 says, “What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” These words were written so that we could make a wiser assessment of our lives, and live with an eternal perspective in mind. This passage in James reminds us of the brevity of life, and how we need to value each day and live it for God’s glory.
Do you have a purpose for living? Is there value and meaning in the way you live? God wants us to know His love, His forgiveness, and His grace in our lives. We have all made mistakes and sinned in some way, or another. Despite our frailties, and our brokenness, God still loves and values us. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our wrongdoing, so that we might find healing and meaning in our lives. One day each of us will leave this life and step into eternity. Will you be ready?
The Psalmist in Psalm 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” That’s what I want for my life! A heart of wisdom! I want to live my life, valuing each day, and giving each day to God to do His will and bring Him glory. I want to live a surrendered life to God, so that He can direct my steps and use me to reach others with His love!
“When morning comes, let Your love satisfy all our needs. Then we can celebrate and be glad for what time we have left…do wonderful things for us, Your servants, and show Your mighty power to our children.” Psalm 90:14, 16 CEV