We all have exactly 24 hours in one day. God has equally dispersed 86,400 seconds to all of us every day. We can’t buy a minute back for a million dollars, and once an hour is gone, it’s gone forever. However, one thing will always remain certain about the length of time we spend living on earth, and it’s that our time on earth is uncertain. This absolute truth should encourage us to make the most of every second that has been entrusted to our care. There is a Latin term called “Carpe Diem” which means to seize the day: meaning don’t waste a moment. This phrase echoes a verse found in James 4:14 which says: “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
We currently live in a time that is all about power. It seems as if individual people and groups are constantly vying for power; they want to re-emphasize their power role in society. In fact, these individuals and groups are fighting for one thing: more power.
Everything we do is for the Honor and Glory of God, and so it is with Marriage. It says in Proverbs 18:22, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.” This is true but for some reason we always use the blessings, the favor, and the gifts of God and place those as priority. Listen, blessings, favor, miracles, and even a great marriage is secondary when it comes to God. What happens is we want to have successful marriages, but we build on the world’s foundation and call it successful! In reality, Christian marriages are struggling.
Have you ever needed a second chance? Perhaps a missed opportunity, misspoken words, or actions that didn’t match up to a Christ-like character. We have all at one time hoped there was a time machine to take us back just moments before a decision was made that we would later regret.
Single. Available. On-The-Market. Bachelor. Bachelorette.
These are some terms used for someone who is not married. But I’d like to explore another word with you when it comes to identifying those in the Lord who are not married yet - Sanctified.
Every week, an amazing team of volunteers at New Harvest Norwalk creates an atmosphere where guests and members can hear the gospel of Christ in creative and relevant ways. These selfless volunteers make a profound difference in the lives of everyone that walks through the doors of our church. Many of these unsung heroes are involved behind the scenes working unto the Lord.