Archive for April, 2010

Your Time Has Expired!

Last week I was encouraged to check out a very strange website, deathclock.com.  This website asks you a few questions like birthdate, height, weight, things like that to determine your last day.  As you can see from the picture below, mine was less than good.  It determined that I had died December 29, 2007.  On the page it reads “Your time has expired!  Have a nice day.”  We all got a good laugh out of it.

How often do we think that way?  That when we accepted Christ we died!  It can be a little bit down but look at how Paul takes it in Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”  Yes, we have died, but Christ LIVES in US!  So often don’t we get that all backwards.  How often do we live for ourselves or brush aside the things we need to do for Christ because we are busy or tired?  I challenge all of us who believe to remember that we have died, but live in Him!  Your time has expired!  Have a nice day!

 

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No Fear

If you were at Valley Mills on Sunday you had the chance to see the kids sing for “big” church.  I love watching kids sing, you always get the extremes.  It was interesting on Sunday to see all the different expressions from the kids, especially the ones who were hamming it up with no fear of the large crowd.  I was really impressed with some of our visiting children who heard the song for the first time that morning and still wanted to get up and sing.

We adults lose that “fearlessness” as we get older.  We can, at times, be so consumed with what people will think or what will they say.    In 2 Thessalonians 2:14-15 says this, “He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.” How often to we get scared to share what the Bible teaches us?  Do we stay quiet because our opinion that is based on Christ’s teachings are not what society holds to be “true”?

This week I am pushing myself to stand firm, not to be shaken, to speak God’s truth, no matter what people may say or think.  I hope you will stand with me!