Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Down by the Docks

It is nice to take time to relax, have a coffee and chat. I managed to do that today. It wasn't planned but I met a friend to catch up and while together we did a bit of planning.

We all do it from time to time; probably not often enough.

Relevant questions are:
What have we been doing with our time?
Could we have done better? What are our plans for the future? Am I achieving what I want to achieve etc etc.

Planning is so important in every area of life! As someone once said - if you don't know where you are going, you'll definitely arrive. Planning, organising, implementing, reviewing etc are all good organisational skills.

You might be very successful in work-life but how is your personal life? My last blog talked about cleaning up and tidying up certain parts of your life. What about reviewing your life so far and planning for the future. Are you prepared to be as careful about the personal issues of your life and your soul as you are in work life?

Be careful as you start this process. Remember that the Bible speaks the truth and warns of the following:

Jeremiah 17.9 - the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it.

Proverbs 16.25 - there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

(These verses mean that you cannot trust your instincts, you must learn to trust, believe and obey what God says)

The bible also states the obvious because as humans we often choose to ignore the obvious:

Ecclesiastes 3.1,2 - to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die.

Hebrews 9.27,28 - and as it is appointed unto men (humans) once to die, but after this the judgement: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many.

John 8.24 - (the Lord Jesus is speaking) I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he (the promised one/Son of God), you shall die in your sins.

My final quotation is clear advise from the Bible. It is based on the assumption that the hearer accepts that they are guilty of sin, in danger before God and aware of their inability to save themselves:

Acts 16.31 - Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved.

Plan for life or ignore the truth and face the eternal judgement of God.

Please plan wisely.

All posts have the aim of pointing people to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour or to aid Christian growth and development.

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