Even if I live to be ninety, the years I spend on this earth will be the tiniest dot on the eternal timeline of God’s Kingdom.
“Humans are like a breath of air. Their life span is like a fleeting shadow.”
Psalm 144:4 GW
I have one life, one opportunity to do the work for which I was created. There are no “do overs”.
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Every day I am confronted by choice.
I choose life or death.
My words can heal or my words can wound.
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
Proverbs 18:21 MSG
I can help or I can hinder.
My life can be a light or it can add to the darkness of this world.
Father, help me to choose wisely as I enter this New Year. Empower me by Your Spirit to do ‘the good works which [You] have prepared in advance for me to do’ (Ephesians 2:10). Give me the grace to embrace whatever comes my way and accept that it has passed through Your hands before it reaches me. Fill me to overflowing with Your love so that when I am shaken (and I’m sure I will be shaken), kindness and gentleness spill out.