Ecclesiastes 3 -- A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
posted on 01/01/2012 5:01:02 AM PST
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Lets Be Ready
January 1, 2012
Happy New Year! Looking forward to what this new year might bring, I cant help but wonder if 2012 will be the year when Jesus comes back. But then I also wonder if Im ready.
All of my life Ive had to be ready. As a child, I had to be ready for dinner by washing my hands. As an adult, being ready for important responsibilities continues to be an ongoing reality. But Ive come to realize that nothing is more important than being ready for our reunion with Jesus.
Speaking of Christs return, John tells us that everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself (1 John 3:3). Looking forward to Jesus return fills us with hopenot a wish-list kind of hope, but a solid expectation that motivates us to keep our hearts from sinful distractions and rivets our attention on becoming more like Him. If we really believe that this might be the year of His return, we will be more ready to forgive, to seek forgiveness, and to share Gods unconditional love with others.
As we consider the possibility that Jesus could return this year, lets be sure that we are ready. Lets strive to be pure as He is pure, anticipating the day when tears and sorrow, pain and death will all be replaced with the everlasting joy of His presence.
Expecting Jesus soon return
Will help us live a life thats pure;
For if were ready when He comes,
We will not be ashamed but sure. Sper
Wanting to be ready for Christs return will make a difference in the way we live.
Read: 1 John 2:283:3
Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself. 1 John 3:3
posted on 01/01/2012 6:45:39 AM PST
by The Mayor
("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" Ronald Reagan)
Beautiful post, Dolly. I love that scripture and I think we all do! Thank you, dear Dolly! Wishing you a wonderful and healthy 2012! ((((HUGS))))
posted on 01/01/2012 10:57:05 AM PST
((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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