Bible Ballistics: BBs #104 Changing Seasons???
Good morning!! I hope you are enjoying a pleasant fall where you are. It’s warm again here in Oklahoma but cooler than it has been. We’re still waiting for the color to begin to show but it’ll take a few more cool nights before that happens. As we think about seasons, it comes to mind that our lives are a series of ‘seasons’. How do we live them?
Matthew 6:10-11, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread.” He provides today—don’t fret about tomorrow—live today.
Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Today is all I have—will I use it wisely, now?
Live life NOW—it’s the only ‘season’ we have. How often do we waste time wishing or longing for a by-gone season. When we were 18, 25, 30, 45, or 65…??? When the children were small (every parent misses that), but more importantly we are to live today, today!!! Today, this day, is the only day we have; God calls us to use it for Him now.
Am I willing to seek God’s will TODAY? To truly seek His will and His kingdom in all I am and all I do? To be a godly example in whatever season I’m in, to God’s glory, to “be instant in season, out of season;” (see 2 Tim. 4:2)
1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
In practical terms: parent to God’s glory, give a day’s work for a day’s pay to God’s glory, mow, cook, clean, drive to God’s glory (now that’s a hard one!). I am to live today as a mom, grandma, grandpa, employee, pastor, teacher, neighbor, friend, –in every ‘season’, time and place. And finally a bit of encouragement on how we are to do this:
1 Corinthians 15:57-58, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”
Ephesians 4:15, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”
So??? Here’s our shot for today.
Be grateful to God always, wherever you are.
Remember in HIM we have victory!!!
Be steadfast (firm and unwavering)
Immoveable (stand firm)
Abounding in God’s work (faithful)
Remember—our victory is in Jesus—in HIM we can win!!
Speak TRUTH with love in your heart and actions—
Use your words to reflect God’s truth, glory and love to all!!!
So??? Get busy—You can do it in season or out!!
Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Live today in HIS strength!!!