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"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize?...Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;" 2 Cor 9:24-26

Fleeting Moments

Posted by Emma on September 21, 2011 | Filed under: Analogies,Daily Thought,Picture Perfect,TIme

A few weeks ago a rose bloomed on our rose bush.

I wanted to take a picture of this rose, but never stopped to do it.

A few days later I noticed the rose was welting away.

a welting rose

My chance for a picture was gone.

All our moments are fleeting. What is here today, is gone tomorrow.

We should never think, “I can do that tomorrow.” Tomorrow may never come.

Do not waste your moments. Stop to smell the rose, to smile at a child, to enjoy the little things of life.

Fleeting moments: these are all we have. Make the most of them.

How To Have Enough Time

Posted by Emma on November 9, 2009 | Filed under: Daily Thought,Quotes,TIme

(At least according to Thomas Jefferson.)

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. And that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately.” -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 1787

This is good advice. We would do well to follow it.

The End of the World is Coming!

Posted by Emma on October 26, 2009 | Filed under: Daily Thought,TIme

I read today about a craze that is going around about how the world is going to end in 2012. I do not believe this craze. No one knows for sure when the end of the world will be, only God. (See Matthew 24, especially verse 36.) It could end today, it could in 2012, it could end in 3012, no one knows. However reading about this craze set me to thinking, what if the world was going to end in 2012, how would it change the way I lived? If I knew for sure that in two years the whole world was going to come to an end and the final judgement day was going to take place would I live different? I should always be living as though the end of the world was going to be tomorrow or today, but often I don’t. Take a moment to ponder your life. If the world ended in 2012 how would you live the next two years? Do you need to make changes in your life? I know I do.

Time

Posted by Emma on April 1, 2009 | Filed under: Daily Thought,Quotes,TIme

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”
–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 5 May 1787

Make good use of all the time you have been given, before wishing for more. If you do find that you need more, perhaps you are doing more than God would have you to be doing. Remember, time is a gift. Use it wisely.

Purim

Posted by Emma on March 10, 2009 | Filed under: Daily Thought,TIme

Some calendars say that today is Purim. Purim is a Jewish holiday remembering how God saved the Jewish people from Haman’s wicked plot. The book of Esther, which tells the story, is read on Purim. One of the most famous phrases in the book of Esther is the phrase “for such a time as this.” Esther was born for that time. Each one of us is born for such a time as this, the time we live in. God has a special purpose for each of us. If we really believe that and believe that we are born for such a time as this then we should live each day giving all that we have to the tasks ahead of us. Who knows maybe today is the time for which you have been born.