My friend, may I ask you a question? When was the last time that you woke up in the morning and made that your purpose for going about your day? Does your brief stay here seem unimportant? Or, is there something far more important about your being here?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.
I’ve long possessed the ability to come up with advertising jingles that, in some cases, are over forty years old. Evidently I paid a whole lot of attention to television commercials growing up. Can you name four different cigar jingles? I don’t have a problem. Or, how about every jingle that Coca Cola has used since 1959? I know each one and can sing them for you. When it comes to the trivial, especially when it has to do with advertising jingles, I’m one of those experts that you just don’t want to know. The jingles come as easily as if I had heard them yesterday.
Mastering the trivial when it comes to advertising jingles may be fun; but focusing on the trivial over an above that which is really important in this life can be deadly. When it comes to eternal life, many Christians, however, major in the momentary and minor in the momentous!
Here’s a story: Randy Alcorn writes: When a good friend discovered she had only a short time to live, she told me of her radical changes in perspective. “The most striking thing that’s happened,” she said, “is that I find myself totally uninterested in all the conversations about material things. Things used to matter to me, but now I find my thoughts are never on possessions, but always on Christ and people. I consider it a privilege that I can live each day knowing I will die soon. What a difference it makes!”
“Knowing that we will die soon.” When was the last time that you woke up in the morning and made that your purpose for going about your day? Our brief stay here may seem unimportant, but nothing could be further from the truth! The Bible tells us that “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). That appearance may be today, tomorrow or the day after that. As Christians we need to cultivate the talent of majoring in the things that matter. God also tells us that while many men will not know or care what our lives here have been, He knows and cares very much. In God’s perspective, every moment of our lives has a bearing on where we are going to spend eternity. So much that the very door of eternity swings on the hinges of our present lives on earth. And there’s nothing trivial about that!
We pray. Lord, Help us Lord in our search for heavenly things when our minds are surrounded by earthly things. Help us, your children, to overcome the world and put more of the heavenly things in our remembrance. For the earthly things shall soon pass away and when we leave this earthly life we will have to face our judgement. Teach us Lord God what we must do to prepare us for the Wedding day, the Feast day in heaven. Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed and Holy is thy Name, Thy Kingdom is come, let Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily, heavenly bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the Heavenly Kingdom is Yours, and Yours is the power and the glory, for ever. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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