Monday, December 1, 2008

Can It Really Be December Already?

December...again. Didn't I just say that about four weeks ago? Seems so. Time is passing at record speed in my life. Only yesterday I was a young mother with two small children clinging to my skirt. Today, grandchildren do the clinging.

When I was young, I thought time drug by and I would never get to be an adult. Now I wish I could dig in my heels and slow things down a bit!

What is the point of all this? What am I trying to say to those of you who read this blog?

I want to say:

If you are younger.
Don't think you'll always be that way. The years will stalk you and you'll wake up one morning wondering, like me, where the years went. Use your youth to honor God.

If you are middle-aged.
Realize your time frame has dwindled. No longer can you think of yourself as young with years of life left. You must begin to think of your mortality. What will you do with the rest of your years? Will they be productive? God honoring?

If you are older.
Cherish every moment of life. Drain it of all its joys and sorrows. Live as if you thought tomorrow would be your last day alive. That way you will eliminate all the non-essentials that crowd your day and concentrate on what is really important.

For all ages; Live the years you have left glorifying God and not self.

What are you living for? Who are you living for? You decide.

Time is a precious commodity. God gave it to you for a purpose. Use it wisely.

Hoping to use the years I have left to honor God, Gloria

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