Saturday, July 4, 2015

Redeeming the time

Anyone with a brain in their head must have noticed that time is moving at a far greater pace than it once did!

While this may be good news to those that are anticipating a vacation, school breaks, graduations, etc This is not good news for those that refuse to get started with their purpose for being here on earth. From January 2015 to present, many of us have lost love ones or know of well known folks that we never would have imagined would have met their demise this year.

Nevertheless, we stay committed to the routine of plastering the photos of our deceased love ones all over social media expressing our loss but still we behave as if we have this great amount of time to get our business in order. I am sure those that have passed on within this year have also attended funerals of their friends and family members probably not realizing that their next visit at the cemetery would be in celebration of their life here on earth.

The purpose of this post is to ask you the reader, how much longer will you continue to procrastinate with getting your relationship with God in order? How much longer will you remain committed to your plans compared to the purpose as to why God allowed you to be here?

Scripture has clearly stated that the living know that they will die, but the dead knows nothing; the dead have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten. Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun, Eccl 9:5-6.

With the above scripture in mind, one must take into account that with the swiftness of the movement of time I think it is safe to say that time is running out for all of us for none of us know when the time for us to cease to exist will occur. However, while we may cease to exist here we are very much existing somewhere else and there is absolutely nothing our friends and love ones can do on earth that can change where we will end up after death.

Why not ask God right now, "Lord, what is my reason for being here"? Father am I on the right course that you originally intended me to be on? Father, help me to align myself with the destiny you have chosen for me. For those of you that do not have a relationship with God and his son Jesus Christ, then why don't you fix that right now while you have the opportunity to do so as a living person. Like the scripture said, the dead will have no more participation in the earth and eventually their names will be forgotten.

It is my prayer this evening that this post will convict you to the point of change and that everything that's going on around you and by extension the world is pointing and challenging your thinking to the return of Jesus Christ or your time coming to an abrupt end.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing