My name is Time
A traveler was walking along the road. He had a scythe upon his shoulder and an hourglass in his hand. He walked with measured, exact footsteps. His eyes looked straight in front, and they never moved either to the right or left, but gazed on what was beyond. I said to him,
"What is your name?"
"My name is Time."
"Where are you going?"
"I am going to eternity."
"What is the number of your years?"
He showed me an open book, and on the page just turned over was written the date of the year just begun.
Where he went I followed, but even as I went I felt I could not tell how long I should follow. I saw one person after another stop in the road, and lie down to rise no more. They were left behind, for Time paused not; his course was unstopped.
Yes, my reader, you are walking with Time on the road of life . But whether your days on earth are to be few or many, are you ready for eternity? God would have you number your days, and apply your heart to wisdom (Psalm 90:12).
To begin each day with God is more important than anything else in this world. The Bible says: "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:6,7).
The dawning of a new day serves to remind us that we are all marching
through time, heading for eternity. The eternal Son of God entered into
time as the man Christ Jesus to make a way for sinful man to approach God
and enter into life eternal. His death, burial and resurrection have fully
accomplished this objective so that Jesus now proclaims, "I am the Way,
the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me" (John 14:6).
But you must seek Him now, "while He may be found," while there is still time, before you pass into eternity. In view of the uncertainty of life, how important it is to "Prepare to meet thy God" (Amos 4:12), through faith in Christ as your personal Saviour! This alone will enable you to experience a truly "New Life"--and look forward to a glorious eternity with absolute certainty.--J.F.P.
Practical tips Using the Biblical
By Tom Mentis
1 Jethro: Mosess father-in-law.
Jethro was Mosess father-in-law. When he had heard of all the wonderful things God had done for his son-in-law and for the people of Israel, he went to visit him in the wilderness. There, he and Moses rejoiced for all the Lord had done in delivering the people from Egypt. (Ex. ch. 18)
On the following day, Moses, as was his custom, went to serve as judge over the numerous disputes the Israelites had with each other. Jethro went with him to observe the proceedings. What Jethro saw and heard shocked and disturbed him. Moses was doing all the judging himself. From morning until nightfall, he heard their complaints and made the necessary judgements. The people would stand for hours to plead their cases. By the end of the day, all were exhausted.
That is not the way to do it, Jethro told Moses. You are heading for an early grave, and the people waiting to see you will become so wearied and disgusted that protests and rebellion will arise.
You need help, you need to delegate authority. Select men from the tribes who are honest and matured, and let them be judges. Some will be responsible to judge thousands, others for hundreds and still others for fifty and ten. Only when judges have problems in making the right decision should you get involved. Moses liked the idea. In a matter of speaking, Jethro may be called The Father of Delegating Authority.
Testament Example :
When the Greeks and the Hebrews got into an argument over the care of the widows, they went to the Apostles. The Apostles said they were too busy for that sort of thing. They recommended that seven men full of the Holy Ghost be selected to handle these matters. The people liked that idea. One of the men selected was Stephen. (Acts ch. 6)
Teamwork is to success
When Jesus began his ministry, He t appointed a delegation of seventy to serve him. Also He appointed the twelve, who were to be called Apostles. They were given instructions on feeding the poor, clothing the naked, healing the sick and casting out devils.
A major reason why Satan seems so powerful is his ability to delegate authority. He has his demonic angels positioned as principalities, as powers, as rulers of the darkness of this world and as spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12 KJV)
Is there any wonder, then, why it is so difficult to break away from the hold Satan has on peoples lives? Only by the blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit can one really hope to be set free.
There are those in every walk of life who think they can do it all themselves. They do not need help from anyone. They will soon learn the hard way that teamwork is essential to success. Lasting prosperity and success in government, in business, on the playing field, in the church and in the family will be determined by the way responsibilities are delegated and then carried out. Gods word tells us that, and it is up to us to learn it.
Somebody is thinking of you.
Somebody is caring about you.
Somebody misses you.
Somebody wants to talk to you.
Somebody wants to be with you.
Somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
Somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
Somebody wants to hold your hand.
Somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
Somebody wants you to be happy.
Somebody wants you to find him/her.
Somebody is celebrating your successes.
Somebody wants to give you a gift.
Somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
Somebody loves you.
Somebody admires your strength.
Somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
Somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
His name is JESUS....
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
"Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol he can
recover, but when intoxicated by power he seldom recovers."
- James F. Byrnes
"To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it. To know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary."
- Charles Caleb Colton
"As a matter of fact and experience, the more power is divided the more irresponsible it becomes."
- Woodrow Wilson
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Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
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