The day in which we live is very exciting. I’ve needed nothing most of my life, if not all of my life. God has richly blessed whether I realized it or acknowledged His part in it. And there were definitely seasons where I didn’t give thanks back to Him. Now with a family, 2 beautiful kids, a wonderful wife and a picturesque house on an Island and so many blessings I really have want of nothing.
Matthew 6 : 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
Nothing significant in this world materially matters. I’ve truly got to the point where there isn’t anything I dream of ‘getting’. So since there is nothing left in this world to ‘get’, my thoughts turn toward God and Heaven, the eternal inheritance of His children and a perfect and rebuilt earth. My thoughts tend away from this short life.
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
Psalms 90:10, KJV
For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
James 4:14, KJV
You can hear me thinking “Oh vanity of vanities…”
How did I get here? Well partially its because God has blessed me to be born in a great country with great parents and He has blessed me so much that I could pursue most of the things I wanted to in life. It sounds a bit like I’m just saying I’m so great and I’ve had the perfect life, thats not what I mean to portray though. We are all abundantly blessed by God, if you don’t think you are, what are you doing right now as you read this blog? You’re likely in a comfortable chair, in a warm building, possibly with a coffee in hand (maybe a Charbucks), you’re reading it from a computer or laptop or tablet. All of these things mean that you are wealthy. Not that we all have a million bucks but we are in need of nothing, not the basics of life anyways.
BTW, if you need a shirt on your back or a square meal and you’re reading this, come on over and we’ll help you out!
Truth is we are always blessed far more than we realize.
With the events happening in the news these days, I’m also really getting excited for the Lords return (whether pre, post or mid trib, it doesn’t even matter right now, His second coming is near, either 7 years away or imminently.)
There is really almost so much news its hard to digest. Its almost overwhelming that we drown in the waters of the flood before we realize its a flood.
I’m really looking to and watching for His return and paying attention to the fulfillment of biblical prophecy which is intensifying almost daily.
The Egyptian locust swarm, 2013
Earthquakes, locust swarms, sink holes, meteorites burning up in the skies, sun spots, nuclear annihilation threats (North Korea), crazy weather patterns, global economic crises, a sinful fallen world only getting more sinful. Your daily news will touch on at least 3 of these every day if you pay attention, likely almost all if you read carefully.
Jesus is coming soon.
Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.