Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer days

The days of summer are quickly passing by. We not only see the days pass on the calendar, we see the years pass as children grow up, and the seasons of life quickly change. The carefree days of childhood, where the greatest distress is the loss of a toy or missing a play day, will soon pass into the responsibilities of adult life.

King David expresses it in his Psalms and songs to the Lord of his heart.

"To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1

We each have a purpose in this life. And we have choices. We can choose to obey the voice of the Lord or we can choose to obey our own voice. The Lord promises to bless those who trust in Him and heed His voice.

"If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped. but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
Philippians 2:2-8


Julia said...

I pray each day that I will follow the path and fulfill the purpose that God intends for me.

Misty said...

Wonderful reminder, thank you for sharing.

I hope that I can fulfill the calling God has places on my life, seeking Him more and more each day.


Belinda said...

Oh what a wonderful post. Thank you.

Allie said...

Thank you for a beautiful post, hon!

The Tablescaper said...

I too see these days of summer and my children's childhood passing before me. Thank you for beautiful pieces of scripture.

- The Tablescaper

Sonia said...

Thanks for this great reminder! :)

God bless and keep you,

Pamela said...

Great reminder. My desire is to always follow God's path for me. With each day that desire grows. Posts like yours encourage me onward.


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Yes, for ever season there is a purpose. Some season's last longer than I want them to.
God Bless,

Jeanne said...

The seasons of our lives are never so apparent then when our children and grands grow up so fast. Amen to your post today.
Blessings, Jeanne

Pain to Purpose said...

This was so encouraging! Thank you!

Charlotte said...

The days and the years do fly by quickly. The older you get the faster they go. Reminds me of the saying "Only one life to life - will soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."
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