Or should I say “You had BETTER read this!”
Uhm! Not THAT secret but VERY promising. Actually, I should say “can you believe this?”
Right of the bat a KEY question as we have asked a myriad in the past. WHY ARE YOU? Your purpose? Your reason?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record…I ask again WHY?
Questions roll off the tongue like rain on a stormy night!
“Is it ONLY me? Why me? This always ONLY happens to me….”
Are those self serving? Yes!
Where is YOUR focus? What exactly did you do to end up in the same predicament? Why not others (that is if you truly believe it is just ONLY you that…. happens to.)
Open your eyes! Or should I say “your spirit/mind/heart.” Are you fulfilling your reason?
God is God and He works ALL things, including your life, according to His purposes.
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God Who fulfills His purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you.
We are the limiting factor/force! Ever heard the adage “Let go and let God?”
You are The limiting factor!
Life has different definition in the eyes of different people. … For many life is all about love. For a few, life is all about religious practices. For philosopher like Aristotle life is about happiness: “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
So we have something that we aim for?
Ever heard the song “Jesus, You are The center of my Joy?”
hy is life?
Such a short period of existence…
The following was written by John Piper.
“You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14).
Living knowing that your life is a vapor is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You’ve got to hold on to what will stand. Savor what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes Piper’s preaching ministry. Readers will feel as though they have stumbled into a garden as they enter these pages. The Scripture cuts, Christ is exalted in God, and we worship Him.
Life Is Short. Eternity Is Long. Live Like It.
You will exist forever. You and God are both in the universe to stay—either as friends on His terms, or enemies on yours—which it will be is proven in this life. And this life is a vapor. Two seconds, and we will be gone.
In these thirty-one meditations, John Piper will connect you to a fresh understanding of God and a renewed relationship with Him. You’ll find your faith stirred to make every day count for Christ when you consider life as a vapor.
Time is precious. We are fragile. Life is short. Eternity is long. Every minute counts. Oh, to be a faithful steward of the breath God has given me. Three texts resound in my ears: “Redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16 ); “It is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:2); “His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 ).
Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something significant. Paul said, “In the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain” (Philippians 2:16). In the same way, I have good hope from the Lord that my “labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Jesus Christ came into this world – this fleeting, fallen, fickle world – and did the greatest thing that will ever be done”