OUR MINDS AND THOUGHTS ARE WHERE WE MEET WITH GOD AND HIDE HIS WORD
SOME OF THE GREATEST MINDS IN HISTORY EMBRACED GOD’S WORD AS THEIR GUIDING TRUTH (Lincoln, Dickens, Webster… Intelligence and faith are not at odds.)
GOD’S HOLY WORD: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV (EXCERPT) “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh… a time of war, and a time of peace.”
NOTICE, CONTRAST AFTER CONTRAST. EITHER, GOOD FOLLOWED BY BAD OR BAD FOLLOWED BY GOOD.
NOTICE THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING NATURE OF OUR TEMPORARY LIVES WHERE CHANGE IS THE ONLY COSTANT.
NOTICE SOME THINGS SEEMINGLY COME TO STAY BUT MOST COME, ONLY TO PASS.
NOTICE THAT TIME MOVES FORWARD AND SEEMS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE.
THREE TIME SEGMENTS are represented here. (What’s time but just measuring of sequential events contained within our temporal lives.)
ELEVATE YOUR MIND BY MEDITATING ON THESE THREE TIME SEGMENTS.
THE FIRST TIME SEGMENT is the “How” of your FORMATION (= WORTH) where God took us from nothing to something, from not being to a living being. Here we identify with the Almighty Creator, not a random impersonal force of chance out of chaos. David wrote (Ps.139) that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Let the thought of your intentional loving Creator give your life value and worth. YOU ARE PRICELESS.
THE SECOND TIME SEGMENT is the “Why” of your TRANSFORMATION (= PURPOSE) that has a reason for us to be here in this brief moment between two eternities once we join with the eternal God. We have work to do, influence to make, a godly mission to accomplish. (Ac.1:8; Je.29:11) At the end of your life, what kind of godly influence, love and kindness will remembered?
CONNECTING TO THE ETERNAL GOD CHANGES THE FUTILITY OF OUR CHAOTIC LIVES TO THE PURPOSE OF OUR CALLING (Ro.8:28)
THE THIRD TIME SEGMENT is the “Where” of your DESTINATION (= THE GOD OF LOVE) where we join with our God of Love for all eternity. (Jn.14:1-3/1Co.2:9)
ELEVATE YOUR MIND TO PONDER YOUR WORTH, PURPOSE AND DESTINY IN THE LORD. YOUR ARRIVAL, YOUR WALK WITH GOD AND HIS ETERNITY.