This past week, I have heard in conversation, “I can’t believe this month has passed so quickly. It just seems like yesterday we were celebrating Christmas!” Time is a fixed entity but is it not amazing how, at times, it seems that time just flies by? We reminisce about days gone by and how we may miss the “good old days.” Our memories of growing truly may seem just like yesterday but the reality is, we grow older and more mature by the day. Time is the same for each and every one of us. It is not so much how we measure time but how we spend the time that we have. In James 4:14, we read this: “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” God tells us in the book of James that we have no idea what tomorrow may hold and the reality is all the time that we have is what we have immediately before us. We have no guarantees of tomorrow so how are we going to spend today? He even compares the brevity of life as a vapor that appears for a brief time and then, just as quickly as it appears, it disappears.
If you are reading this, then God has given you another day. What are you going to do with it? What plans have you made? Do they include God? Have you asked God to guide and show you what he would have you to do with this day? We read in James 4:15 that “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” The Bible tells us that we should not plan without God. We literally ought to ask God what he wants and we will do what he directs. There is no better way to spend the day than by letting God direct your path. Enjoy your coffee.
Love you all,
Gary W. Hall, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.