time is short 2

Today I was listening to a man named Robert Morris speak. Something he said grabbed my attention. He said that most people think of themselves as humans who might have a brief spiritual experience, but as Christians, we are really spiritual beings who have a brief human experience! Wow! That’s a great perspective adjuster.

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered – how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”  (Psalm 39:4-7)

‘We are merely moving shadows….’ This phrase makes me think of a time-lapse movie where the camera is set in one spot and captures the day through the sun’s movement from it’s rising to its setting. The shadows shift and the day is done. That is our life – here on earth. But when we are living eternally in heaven where there is no night, there will be no shifting of shadows because God is light and in him there is no darkness at all!

Lord, please remind me, remind us, that our life is a breath. A brief shifting shadow. Please help us to use our breath wisely and spend it to bring life and joy to others, not selfishly holding it for our self. Thank you for this one and only human life we have. As difficult as life can be, I’m so thankful that I can hope in You.

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One Response to “time is short 2”

  1. Wanda Jackson Says:

    Thank you for sharing Robert’s comment, I love to start with a comment and then ponder it for a while. Then I share my thoughts with my Heavenly Father and talk it over with Him. Then I always “go Elmo” and ask a few questions. His answers always surprise and delight me, they probably always will;>) I like the way you stressed our life here on earth, because we will continue to be human in heaven, God created us as human and declared it good. In heaven when we live eternally, in God’s light in our resurrected bodies, we will be so glad our hope was in HIM!!.

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