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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Life and Times

“My times are in your hands.” Psalm 31:15.

Life and Times are very unique gifts from our God .when Adam violated God’s word he activated death and we lost our life & glory and become slave to sin and the limitations of time, death and space.As we all know, sooner or later, every single one of us is going to die and cross over to the other side. God send His son to restore us back to everlasting life. Therefore the greatest gift God ever given to mankind is Jesus. C. S. Lewis said it well: "The Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God." The death of the body, some day, is strangely linked, in a way that we do not fully comprehend, with the death which is at work in our inner lives, right now. That is, inner death is what we experience in a thousand ways - sometimes as loneliness, bitterness, emptiness, despair, depression of spirit, and sometimes it is malice and resentment and violence. 

Whatever it may be, it is not what God intended for man. It is an enemy which has seized man and lives with him and haunts him in everything he does. When our hopes crush, & dreams collapse, the Grace and Love of Jesus is designed to relieve and to bring hope to us. Jesus defeated the death and demons by his risen power. And the result is everlasting life and peace instead of condemnation and restlessness, acceptance rather than guilt, love in place of lust or hate, power to replace weakness, joy for mourning, beauty for ashes, hope for despair, courage in place of cowardice, and cleansing from all dirt and filth of spirit. Bible says “blessed are the dead...who die in the Lord.” Jesus is our life and will be our life forever. He is indispensable and He is all-sufficing. He is our joy unspeakable and full of glory. Without every other we may live, but without Him we cannot.

Look up, the day of glory is soon to break upon us with its gladness and rapture, “Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thess. 4:17). Then shall the last tear have dimmed our eyes, and we shall see each other clothed in the unfading, incorruptible beauty of the Lord.”Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is” (1 John 3:2) “Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones...” (Ps. 116:15)”God himself will be with them and be their God and He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more Death” (Rev.21:4)

Another wonderful gift from God is Time. Time is past, present and history. All sorrows in the world are compensated with time, as they rightly say time is the best healer. Time waits for no man and time once lost cannot be re-created so it is pretty much important for everyone to make the best use of time to get the best of time in the present as well as in the future.
What we do today, determines where we will stand tomorrow and the person who makes the best use of time today gets the best of life in the future. Time has created kings as well as beggars. Riches turn into rags and rags to riches over a matter of time. Every work that we do requires time and time cannot be negotiated or replaced. The best use of time will most likely give you the best in life. Some things in life are beyond our control and we need to make up for things before things run out of time.
Time management involves carefully analyzing how we currently spend every minute of our day and then determining ways we can make better use of those minutes. This often includes eliminating many or all of the time wasters that each of us must contend with on a daily basis. It also involves learning to set priorities.
Most people in the world are driven by wrong priorities that occupy and control their entire lives. Psychologist Abraham Maslow, who after studying the motivations of human behavior, concluded that all human behavior is driven by the same basic “hierarchy of needs”: water, food, clothes, housing, protection, security, preservation, self-actualization, and significance. However, Jesus affirmed God’s number-one priority for all human on the planet He said “…Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes...But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matt 6:25,33).If our priorities are correct, we preserve and protect our life. When we establish our priority according to God’s purpose then our success is guaranteed. Correct priority simplifies our life. Failure to establish correct priority causes us to waste our time & energy.
Every second we have in life is a gift from God. Has it ever occurred to you that for you to cease living, God would not have to take your life? All God would have to do is stop giving you time. “Your time is in His hands.” You are a steward of the time He has given you. We have 86,400 seconds in a day no more, no less. Our responsibility today is evaluate the day. How do we redeem our 86,400 seconds each day to the glory of God? Are you lagging behind God or running ahead of Him?
Let it be our prayer as we enter in to 2012 “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”. Let it be our resolution this year, I will seek His kingdom rather than possessions, Godliness rather than selfishness. I will seek to please God more than respectable before men; I will meditate God’s word daily, think quietly, talk gently, and act honestly. I will listen to Godly advice, Nature and birds, babes and saints, with an open heart. I will bear all things cheerfully, do all things bravely await occasions and hurry never. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.


“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Proverbs.4:7).

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs.9:10).

There is only one book that gives us a reliable answer to all questions of Human heart. All we need to know about universe, revealed in the pages of Bible.

In Genesis chapter one is a very simple narrative of the creation of the world; Simple, yet majestic in its beauty & profound in its depth.Creation alone can speak to our intelligence an imperishable language, never changing, because it remains within the bounds of eternal truth & of what is absolutely noble& beautiful. What a greatness of miracle contained in every ray of light, every drop of dew, every pebble of the brook, every fragment of rock, every blade of grass; what a Magnificent of order & law there is revealed in every natural process– the motion of earth, the sun, & stars, the flow of tides, the rush of the breeze, the braiding of the rainbow on the cloud, the change of seasons, the springing, growth, blossoming,& fruit-bearing of flower,& shrub,& tree! These are the works of God, the laws of God, the daily miracles of God. In all of them wisdom is seen; wisdom as profound as it is perfect, as incomprehensible as it is glorious, as magnificent in its minuteness as in its vastness, in the grain of sand as in the mighty mountain, in the blush of the unnoticed desert-flower as in the splendor of a new-lighted star. In all this there is wisdom; yet all these are but parts– mere fragments; ONLY in Christ Jesus, the incarnate Word– is the mighty whole contained. Jesus is "the Wisdom of God." In the works of creation God has displayed portions of his wisdom– but in Christ he has summed up & put forth THE WHOLE of it; so that it can be said of this Christ, He is the wisdom of God.

In 1 Corinthians chapter one we see: In Jesus 1) The Preeminence of God’s Wisdom (1:18) 2) The Permanence of God’s Wisdom (1:19–20) 3) The Power of God’s Wisdom (1:21-25) 4) The Paradox of God’s Wisdom (1:26-28) and finally: 5) The Purpose of God’s Wisdom (1:29-31). “But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”(1 Corinthians.1:24.)

Hence the knowledge of Christ not only transcends all other knowledge– but includes them all; the study of this wondrous embodiment of all that is in God is not only superior to– but actually embraces, all other studies. "In him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” It is of this Wisdom that the "wise man" speaks in the Proverbs so frequently. "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was." Sometimes the name given is the "Wisdom of God;" sometimes it is the "Word of God." You cannot think of a question or life circumstance about which God’s Word is silent. The Bible is thus the one complete &fully sufficient testimony of the God who created us, containing within its pages everything that he has determined that we could need to be pleasing to Him. Christ is its grand subject, our good the design, and the glory of God its end. Let the Wisdom of God fill our memory, rule our heart and guide our feet.