Redeeming the time

This is a guest post 🙂 Be blessed.

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The title of this write-up was taken from Ephesians 5:16 and I’m not a spiri-coco guy but I heard this message last week in church and thought to share it because I felt a strong sense of conviction. You have probably heard countless messages on time, even attended courses on time management, yet you still feel you’re sub-optimizing your time. Well I will make this short and brief.

1. Maximum time you have on earth is 120years. Genesis 6:3

“And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for he that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years”

Yes but what about eternal life and not dying? The key word here is flesh, the capsule your soul resides cannot exist beyond 120years maximum.

2. On average, most people will get to live for 70-80years. Psalm 90:10

“The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength, labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away”

The maximum time is 120years and on average you get to live 70-80years – let it sink slowly.

3. The days are evil. 2 Timothy 3:1.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come”

So what’s the point of this – WAKE UP! You sleep a quarter of the time anyway

Don’t live like you’re immortal yet.

Always remember the day you return to meet your maker – so make peace with Him. Be more spiritual even though it may seem uncool. God is a Spirit and those that are His must access Him via the spiritual channel.

Maintain your godliness, believe you me it’s difficult in this world where we all want to be conformist.

“Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, from such turn away”– 2 Timothy 3:5

Your time is limited, you ALONE are accountable for it and there’s an afterlife. Seek Him, there’s a reason you’re here, FIND it and give it your best shot.

Yours sincerely

~ W

Keep your eyes on His Word

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Matthew 14:26-31 KJV

“And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”

The fact remains that Peter walked on water like no other person did except Jesus. And how was he able to walk on water? At the Word of Jesus – “Come”. He began to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus and saw the contrary circumstances.

The truth is we will be tempted to look beyond what the Word of God says but we need to learn that irrespective of the situation, God’s Word remains true.

Food for thought:

I’m usualy so strict with myself that I feel once I fall then I’ve failed. But like Peter in this verses, he cried out to Jesus and He saved Peter. Thank God for second chances.

Life nugget:

Proverbs 24:16 “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”

Google as a Bible Resource

I thought I’d share this tip with you guys. There are times when you need a Bible verse and you only remember some parts of it – you may have it all lumped up in your head. Sometimes, you may not even remember how it’s phrased but you know what you are looking for 🙂

I have found that the Bible application I use on my phone usually doesn’t help me. I guess it’s the way its search feature works. I get tonnes of verses and have to filter and navigate one by one. Maybe you have a different (better) experience.

Well, as always, Google to the rescue…

 

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When you find it on Google, you can then go to the verse on your Bible app. This is really valuable especially when praying.

Food for thought:

You need to already know the Scripture (or parts of it) for this to be useful. This comes from study and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Life nugget:

2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

It began with a thought

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I was studying the Book of John and I came across something insightful. John 13:2

“And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;”

Let’s read it in the AMP version [Emphasis added]:

“So [it was] during supper, Satan having already put the thought of betraying Jesus in the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son,”

You know, the betrayal of Jesus by Judas began with a thought. It wasn’t until verse 27 that Satan took over him after the thought had settled and had its way.

“Then after [he had taken] the bit of food, Satan entered into and took possession of [Judas]. Jesus said to him, What you are going to do, do more swiftly than you seem to intend and make quick work of it.”

This is just one example; in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall a thing be established so let’s take another example. Continue reading

In memory of John

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As he walked to the phone booth, many thoughts ran through his head: June had always been a special month. Three members of his immediate family including him were born in that month. He never really did understand the concept of celebrating birthdays though- it was just the next day after 365 days. But oh well, social customs demanded it. That’s the reason he was even going to the phone booth at all. It was one of those member’s birthday.

Why he had to walk to a phone booth to place a call was beyond him; C’mon, this is the 21st century! But that was one of the rules of the land- the land they had forced him to come even against his will. Parents! *rolls eyes*

He walked faster; Continue reading