Sunday, 11 August 2013

"Now is the Appointed Time"

“Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5, 15-16 NIV). 


For quite some time now the LORD has been speaking to me about seasons. A good illustration you can always find is in the nature where you discover so many principles about God and how He intends for us to live.

For example look at the cycle of a flower. Spring is here and everything starts to grow. A little something grows out of the ground. It grows more and more until you can recognize what it is. It grows a little bit more and a bud springs forth. Then the bud tears open and spreads its whole glory before you. This is the peak season of the flower and it lasts only for a moment or for a short while for you to enjoy. There comes a time however, when its season is over and it dies. You see this cycle everywhere you look.

This principle is also valid for the human life, and I just felt an urgency from the LORD that we need to be aware of the cycle of life in our own life. You know you are very much like this little something. At some point in time you came into this world and you began grow. 


And so during your whole life you have been given the opportunity to display a glory from God as you walk with Him. Each day and each moment is such a great opportunity to make the most of it, because it is a given fact, you have only one life to live. Sometime in the future your season will be over and you will go home to be with the LORD. But as for now, as you dedicate yourself unto Him, you will look back and you will even look ahead and rejoice because your life has become so rich and meaningful.

I pray that the LORD would teach you to number your days and wisdom would fill your heart. This is how you will leave a legacy behind in the lives of others.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner


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