Friday, June 22, 2018
"See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise," Ephesians 5:15 NKJV
Today is the first day of summer! We can officially say it is summertime. Do you have plans to enjoy it? These plans can be as simple as going to the beach one day or sitting in your own backyard.
Enjoy the days you have. None of us know how many days we will be here on the earth. We can live each day as if it is the one day that is better than the one before it. Wisdom says to count your days and don't count the ones you might not have.
Treat others as if you might not see them again. Honesty and respect could run rampant if we all thought this way. A foolish person may be bored with others and take them for granted.
This is another area where I fall short.
My Brother-in- law Bob went to work one day; went home for lunch and never returned. He had a brain aneurysm rupture and went to be with the Lord. This was sudden, without any previous notice. He was having bad headaches but no one detected any problems.
Each day God has a purpose and a plan for us to notice what He is saying to us. It can take a while for me to realize what it is, and at times I miss His whisper entirely. Show us Lord what you want to say today.
Nature has a way of speaking to me "the best is yet to come." I especially get this message from God through His creation when I am weeding. God never intended for weeds to be in our garden or our lives. The weeds of sickness, emotional distress, and need pester us in this world.
God tells us in His Word a greater day is coming. All of the pestering lies, disease and torments will be gone because He never intended for them in the first place. Jesus came to redeem us from sin and from the fall. Nature will declare at His coming; All is well!