The older I get, the more heartache I see in the world, the more I see the frailty of life, the more I ask myself, "Are you redeeming the time?" I am quickly closing in on my 50th year and I realize that I have most likely lived longer than I have left to live. Do I make everyday count?
Sad to say…I do not. There are days when I lose my temper, speak in frustrated tones to my family, spend too much time doing things that matter little in the scope of eternity, spend too little time reading the Word and praying which matters greatly in the scope of eternity, living more for that "utopia" that will never be, and not living in the reality that God has given me with a thankful heart.
I am so frail. I am so imperfect. I fail so very often. I am like a flower that quickly fades. I am so finite. But I am so thankful that the Infinite God has chosen to love me despite all those flaws. I so don't deserve it. Really, none of us deserve His love, mercy, grace, redemption. But how much we should rejoice that we have it.
I am praying that God helps me to redeem the time He has given me. To be light and salt to those around me…to live out my thankfulness to Him by living moment by moment in His Spirit.
How are our priorities? What are you doing today that will further the Kingdom, draw you closer to Him, be a witness to others? Our time here is so short…let's redeem every moment for the glory of God!