A Vapor

Dear Precious Friends,
It's already day 5 in our New Year!! WOW... Time goes by so quickly. Our Pastor spoke on this scripture from James this weekend. It was an amazing message. I actually posted it if you want to go back a few days and listen(I highly recommend).
The book of James tells us life is like a vapor, here one moment and gone the next.
James 4:14 says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Have you ever been so focused on your to do list that it takes something big to wake us up? Why are we here? What is our purpose?
Life can change in an instant... We see this every single day...
Our society embraces "BUSYNESS"... Have you ever found yourself rushing through everything and living in nothing. It's easy to forget to live each moment with a God-given peace and gratitude for the life we've been granted. Have you ever had a moment that marked you forever and forced you to whisper, Make moments matter.
Are we making moments matter? Are we living each day to its fullest? God is calling each of us to live on mission, to intentionally share the gospel to those around you. Wherever we are... even in quarantine... we each have the finite ability to make time count.
It's important esp. at the start of a new year to ask ourselves these questions:
What are we doing this year or in the new year that will affect our future?
What are we doing this month to grow in our walk with the Lord?
What are we doing this week to make a difference in someone’s life?
What are we doing today to savor the gift of life God has given us?
I love this reminder:
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a traveler who just missed a flight.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask the driver who just avoided a car accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the athlete who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
If life is truly just a vapor, treasure every moment you have. We may not know when our last day is... but lets be encouraged to live like it’s our last day and savor every moment!
Ready? Set. Go!
Dear God, we are so grateful for every beat of our heart, every blink of our eyes and every breath in our lungs. Thank You for the life You’ve given us. We don’t want to waste one minute, so help us steward our time wisely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Now that my friends is TRUTH!!! Please share your thoughts!!! Love you!!
Image may contain: cloud, text that says 'FOR WHAT IS YOUR LIFE? IT IS EVEN A VAPOR THAT APPEARS FOR A LITTLE TIME AND THEN VANISHES AWAY. N. answersBC.org'
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