It was spring, but it was summer I wanted,
The warm days, and the great outdoors.
It was summer, but it was fall I wanted,
The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air.
It was fall, but it was winter I wanted,
The beautiful snow, and the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter, but it was spring I wanted,
The warmth and the blossoming of nature.
I was a child, but it was adulthood I wanted,
The freedom and respect.
I was 20, but it was 30 I wanted,
To be mature, and sophisticated.
I was middle-aged, but it was 20 I wanted,
The youth and the free spirit.
I was retired, but it was middle-age I wanted,
The presence of mind without limitations.
My life was over, and I never got what I wanted.
The above poem touches each one of our lives. How many of us are blessed with the basic necessities of food, water, medicine, clothing, and shelter? How many of us are blessed with a little bit more than the essentials? How many of us are blessed with more than we need? However, many of us complain about what we don’t have, and forget to be thankful to the Lord for what He has allocated to us to enjoy? How often do we thank Him for His unconditional love, grace, mercy, and patience? How often do we praise Him for His gift of life, biblical teachings, revelations, promises, and eternal plan of redemption? We should all fall flat on our faces in thankfulness to the Lord! (The great Apostle Paul writes in Phil 4:19 … And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.) The needs Paul writes about are, both, Spiritual and material in nature. Spiritual riches include peace, contentment, and joy.
For those who choose to focus their time on worldly riches, power, popularity, prestige, cars, houses, boats, trains, and planes, … you will never be satisfied or have contentment in your life. You need to know that there is, only, ONE who can fulfill your life in every way, and His name is Jesus. Without having Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will continue to be spiritually bankrupt. You can own the world, but, without the Lord Jesus as the focal point of your heart, you will live out your life with a ‘spirit of discontentment’. You will be, constantly, searching for that ultimate fulfillment and never find it. Many, many people go from hoarding riches to wanting more. Next, they try drugs and alcohol. This is a quick fix, but doesn’t last and fill the void. From this point they become addicted and continue to spiral downward. Eventually, they hit rock bottom. This is what happens when we look in all the wrong places to achieve peace, contentment, and joy.
The most important decision that we will make in this lifetime is where we will spend eternity. The Lord gave us this temporary life as a final chance to acknowledge Him, reconcile our relationship with Him, teach us His ways, and be allowed to enter His presence through His perfect plan of redemption.
God and sin cannot co-exist. The Bible tells us in Romans 6:23 .. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Through His unconditional love for His creation, God, in the person of Jesus Christ, chose to bear all of our sins upon His own shoulders, and die in our place on a cross at Calvary. Presently, Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father on His Throne of Grace. At the appointed time, He will come and take to heaven all those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior.
The Bible teaches us that our Lord has an individual plan and purpose for each one of our lives. Whether alone or surrounded by family, each one of us is on an individual journey with the Lord. Whether we know, understand, and/or accept His biblical teachings or not, our Creator is in control of it all; everything seen and unseen! Every breath we take is a blessing from the Lord. Remember, God does not demand our love. He gives us a ‘free will‘ or choice to love, obey, and follow Him. This love of God for man is known as agape love, which is the highest form of unconditional love and favor.
If you don’t have Jesus in the center of your heart, your eternal future is at risk. (The Apostle John writes in Rev 21:1 … Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away…) Follow the link below and ask Jesus to come into your life, today. Don’t waste any more time! You need to be ready!
There isn’t anyone who has lived, who now lives, or who will live that won’t give an account of their life to Jesus on ‘judgement day’. There will be no excuses for rejecting Him! He hears every thought, sees every act, and knows every heart!
Blessings in His unlimited grace,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><