Life is measured in moments of time!
So many things change suddenly and it is often said,
"Live in the moment".
Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 New International Version
A Common Destiny for All
1 So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no one knows whether love or hate awaits them. 2 All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not.
As it is with the good,
so with the sinful;
as it is with those who take oaths,
so with those who are afraid to take them.
3 This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead. 4 Anyone who is among the living has hope—even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
5 For the living know that they will die,
but the dead know nothing;
they have no further reward,
and even their name is forgotten.
6 Their love, their hate
and their jealousy have long since vanished;
never again will they have a part
in anything that happens under the sun.
7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. 8 Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil.
9 Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
11 I have seen something else under the sun:
The race is not to the swift
or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all.
12 Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:
As fish are caught in a cruel net,
or birds are taken in a snare,
so people are trapped by evil times
that fall unexpectedly upon them.
TIME pressing forward and we do not know what waits for us.
Living in today is important and keeping right thoughts. The devil wants to destroy you and plants words of doubt at times. Learn to cast off those thoughts and put on new ones that only God can give. Speak words of life. As I head out into stores or public places, I hear so much negative around. I often think of a friend (Lois) who pointed out how beauty the flowers are or something around me that I never noticed. Her view was different than mine, until she pointed it out. It is good to have friends who see things different and we can learn from one another.
We have heard that Jesus is coming back someday and yet it seems to far away. The Bible tells us that no one know the time nor the hour in which this will happen. Moments that bring us closer to God and moments that question when. Maybe you might question if it's real, but I totally believe the Bible is real. Keep your thoughts on God and his promises. Jesus is also a real friend who walked this earth much earlier than us. His stories come alive as you read them in the Bible. Share some time with those you care about each day. Even a short little message, is better than no message at all!
I love those little precious moment dolls. They are unique and full of smiles. Every time I see one, I am reminded that moments matter in life. Each day brings us thoughts of joy and love beyond a human understanding at times. God is good and I see the value in one day. My prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. Life is precious and moments are uncountable. Purpose this a great day!