Friday, August 9, 2013

A New Time

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges of being an eternal being walking through a time-bound dimension is the simple question "How now do I live?" What should your priorities be, where should you spend your "time" (which ultimately is an illusion), what is truly important, what is worth doing, what is worth saying, what is worth investing the life that you have been given in?

Without the answers to the important questions of life, a person ends up delaying and wasting the gift of life that they have been given.  There are those out there who take advantage of these unanswered questions and suggest that life's meaning can be obtained in the abundance of their possessions, in fame, notoriety, prominence, power, position in the world and the world system ... all of this is hogwash.  Or as Solomon would say, "meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless" that the world would have to offer you.

The first and most important thing in life is to go through the right door, after which the rest of life unfolds.  Jesus is the gate, without first going through Him into eternal life a person is left outside and grasping for meaning in a meaningless world system with no life in it and of itself.  You FIRST need to have the answer to the most important questions in life answered, the ultimate purpose of your existence being to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  And an extension of that being to love your neighbor as yourself, which is a natural overflow of the abundant life in Him.

Once the main question has been answered, of who you are and who you are in Him (your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ), from there life can and does unfold.  From there you can walk out each and everyday as you trust in Him and follow His leading and guiding.  His sheep know His voice and they follow Him.  He leads them through this life, often ending up going through the valley of the shadow of death.  Though we go through trying and difficult situations in life, those experiences end up shaping us and revealing even more of Christ in us, the hope of Glory.  The things that we end up going through, as difficult as they may be, are the very things that God uses to reveal His glory in us and His presence and hand upon our lives.

Despise not the chastening of the Lord, despise not the difficult times that He would lead you through.  It is in the darkness that light breaks forth, it is through the difficulty that you are made strong and ready for all that is to come.  It is through the darkness that light breaks forth, that He shines His light in your soul and reveals the vision that He has for you for the life and the time that you would live while you are on the earth.  It is a blessing to go through difficulty while your are following Christ, that is why the scriptures tell us to consider it pure joy when you face trials and tribulations of all kinds.

Rejoice brothers and sisters in Christ!  It is a new time! And it is a glorious time for the True Sons and Daughters the living God as they are revealed in this time.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team