Mar 11, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-One thing is Needed



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I don't know about you but for me it seems that everywhere I turn a listening ear there is news that someone I know is sick. I am not talking about a cold, the flu, a virus but I am talking about health issues that are life threatening. 

Makes me so sad when I get a phone call, email or facebook message that someone else is battling for their life. But the truth is that "Life is Life" and it will end for each and every one of us. 

Every one of us has a body that will someday fail us---and that someday is not necessarily too far off. 

With just recently loosing a sweet sister in the Lord to cancer and then receiving the news last night that a sweet sister in the Lord and friend from my church had called hospice for her husband I was sharply reminded of how desperately I want my life----indeed each and every day of it. Each and every minute of it. 

And for me it seems that as I get older the more I look back and the more I think and ponder. Do you do that too? Last night thoughts began to race through my mind....I've recently celebrated another birthday, (and they seem to come quicker); what once used to be my three little girls running around at home are now grown adult women running after my four grandbabies; my oldest grandchild will be turning 11 next month...11!!! That means in two more years she will be a teenager!!!!  Where has the time gone?  For the most part I am healthy, (oh yes the aches and pains has started) I have a ministry for women that God has graciously given me; a husband of 37 1/2 years that loves me in spite of myself and yet....time is running out! 

Now I don't say all that to sound like a Debbie-downer by no means but the truth is my friend....ALL OF OUR TIME ON EARTH IS SHORT! We are only a breath away from death in reality! The only thing that is between us and death is that one little tiny breath
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.

The Lord reminded me last night that what was important was how I live my life and who I live it for. A verse that quickly came to mind for me was Luke 10:42  "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her". 

My friends, when all is said and done in our life there is one thing that can't be  taken from us and that is JESUS and our eternal dwelling with Him if we are a child of the Risen King. 

May our main focus be on King Jesus. May we focus on the important things in life that make a difference for eternity. Yesterday is gone, today is almost over and tomorrow is not promised. Our time is running out...what are doing to make a difference for Jesus Now...Today...

Time.....Time....Time....What are we doing with our Time........

 Photo courtesy of  my blogging friend Heather from http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/

Hugs and blessings, Cindy



















27 comments:

  1. Awesome reminder of just how fragile life can be and that are top priority should be trying our best to live a Christ centered life. You also have a ministry with your blog, my friend. Now..... about that Debbie Downer comment... Hahaha :)

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    1. Life is indeed fragile for sure. I just pray that when mine is over Deb that I will have made a difference for the Kingdom!

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  2. Great reminder today Cindy on life.
    Connie Royals

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  3. Excellent post, Cindy. The Lord has used your post to give me more direction in how I need to be spending my time. Thank you so much. Hugs!

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    1. I truly want to make a difference for the Kingdom Dianna and that means for me to put things in my life in perspective. Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

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  4. Cindy this is so true and something I think about a lot lately. In several days I will be seventy-five and so often anymore I think "I do not have too many more years to live". All and all though I am so blessed when I look around and see what other people are dealing with and going thru. Time is but a fleeting moment. I am not afraid to die but I am human and therefore I do not want to leave my family. But one thing for sure, when the Lord says Jackie it is time I am out of here. Love you and wish I just had a thimble full of your wisdom, knowledge, and talent.

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    1. I love you Miss Jackie! You got lots of wisdom, knowledge and talent my friend! You just don't give yourself enough credit!

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  5. You are so right, Cindy, life is short. We need to make the most of each day God gives us and to share his love with others. Thanks for the awesome reminder!

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  6. Thanks for the reminder to cherish each day. Yes, the birthdays are coming faster and faster.

    Enjoy your week.

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    1. Yes they are Bonnie! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Oh Cindy, I know exactly what you're talking about. Mr D and I have recently told each other that we are going to appreciate everyday more, cherish it and enjoy our time together. I am ready to see Jesus, but I'm not ready to leave my family. We only have one grandchild left in school and he graduates next year. Time is marching on. My heart knows we're only visitors here and heaven is my real home, I'll get there some day!

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary fo visiting with me today. Yes, the older I get the molre I think about things. Guess when we are young we just can't think about life like we do as we get older. If we could....how much different would our life be?

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  8. Cindy, I love this post. I think the older we get the more we are likely to lose people and even though we may think that it won't hurt as much the more we go through the loss, well, this is not the case. I do my best to live in the moment, because I know that this may be my last moment (or the last moment of someone else). Yesterday is past, tomorrow is not guaranteed, so living in the moment is the best we can do, I think. As well, I try not to let the sun go down on my anger if I am angry with someone, because anger has a way of eating us up and making us bitter, if we let it.

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    1. It takes getting a little age on us doesn't it to make us appreciate time.

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  9. the older i get, the more i'm aware how i spend my time--great post, cindy:)

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  10. Cindy, I so enjoy your messages...thank you for enriching my life!

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  11. Hi Cindy! Great post. You know how I love music and couldn't help but think of this secular song that is so Biblical - Dust In The Wind - all we are is dust in the wind. How true. This life is nothing compared to our wonderful time with Jesus in eternity! You're always a blessing to me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. Yes I know that song too! We are dust in the wind aren't we sweet lady?

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  12. I feel this way a lot as my role is changing and my girls are growing up! Thank you for using my photo!! Love it here in this post!! xxoo

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    1. love your photo and thanks for me letting me use it!

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  13. Dear Cindy, this is an eye opening post and I yes, I too think of the same things. The older I get the realization that life is short, is a real truth and we see it everyday among family and friends that fall seriously ill or worse with sudden death. Life is so precious and each day is a gift while we are here on this earth. I hope and pray God helps me use it wisely. Cindy thank you for using your time wisely to teach and bless us all with your knowledge.
    Be Blessed and have a nice weekend.
    hugs, CM

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  14. We all need to LIVE in the present and enjoy everyday and Thank God for it's B;essing!!
    Great post!!

    Thanks so much for dropping by!! I thought that miniature church was amazing too!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy