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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas to All and to all a good night(year)

Well, here it is December 18th. Seven more days to Christmas and 13 more days until 2009. Where did time go? It only seems like it was yesterday that I was thinking about taking a weeks vacation during spring break, yesterday since I was thinking of taking a week off for summer vacation, yesterday since I was thinking about taking a week off and going to the mountains to see the leaves turn orange. Where is time going? I can remember my parents talking about how "time flys" and I always thought, I think it goes by slowly and yet we both were spending the same amount of time. I guess when you get as old as dirt, like I am, you realize that time is going by fast and you don't have as much time left as you use to. Statistics say that I have already lived 77 1/2% of my life already, which means if statistics are right, I only have 22 1/2% of my life remaining. Think about it! If you have a glass of water and you drank 77/12% of the glass of water, you only have a little bit left.
You might ask youself, well, why on earth are you thinking about time anyway. We can't control time, it is what it is and life on earth is already determined. God already knows if I die before statisticals, at statisticals, or after statisticals and nothing I do will change that. Well that's not exactly true. Yes, God does know when I will come home to heaven to live with Him and He knows the exact time only because He is God and He is soverign all knowing God, however, I could do things that cause my time on earth to be shrotened or lengthened and He does know which of those will occur. It does matter what I do while I'm here on earth. It does matter what I believe and live out here on earth. According to God's word, I can choose to be blessed or cursed. Jeremiah 17:5-8 I can choose to read God's Word which blesses me or I can choose to read other material which only gives me information which in the long run is useless based on eternity. Listen to God's Word,
"Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the Words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the T I M E is near. Rev. 1
Psalms 116:15 says, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of HIS saints.
Psalms 90:10 "The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is ony only labor and sorrow."

Throughout scripture we are told about T I M E. Scripture also says a thousand years to us is like a day to the Lord, so when God talks about eternity, then that is really a looooonnnnnnngggggggg time. In Ecclesiastes we are told there is a time for everything; a time to be born and a time to die, but it's all those times in between that really count for eternity. What we do with the time that God gives us is so important. It makes the differnce between being blessed and being cursed here on earth. It makes the difference both here and in eternity.

So time is important and it's important as to what you do with the time you have. Follow Christ in all that you do, love those around you and remember that no one should ever be unloved by you. You must love them as if their eternity depended on it and perhaps it might. Then when your time comes you will be able to say,

"For this is God Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death"
Psalms 48:14
I hope you and yours has a very Merry Christmas, a happy New Year and a blessed life with Christ forever and ever.

3 comments:

Greg P. said...

Time passes much faster every year and it doesn't bother me a bit. As long as we concentrate on building our treasure in heaven and keeping our eyes on Jesus, we should have no fear of the outcome.

Merry Christmas to you and your family also Eddie and a very blessed New Year to you all.

I've gained many more friends since last Christmas and I thank God for the people God has put in my life this year through my blog.

God bless you all.

Mommyluann said...

I had a conversation with my neighbor today while we were walking....I so wish she could read this.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Hobbs!

Say..did you enjoy the Production at church...you were outta there quick! I was going to offer you a ride to Dollywood..we had room in our backseat the next day! wink

Shelley Hendrix said...

Merry Christmas Eddie! The Hendrix Family sure does love the Hobbs' Family!

Time is going by faster and faster each year, giving me a greater desire to allow God to use to me to make the time I have count for something.