Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! ~ Psalm 39:5
King David recognized that his time was very limited. He experienced many battles and saw lives being snuffed out in an instant. As we get older, we too experience deaths that seem to be taken in an instant.
We need to understand that our God is not a god measured by time, because as humans we measure our entire lives through time. We eat, sleep, and work based on a time schedule. But the passage in Psalms reminds us that our lives are but a mere breath (here today – gone tomorrow.)
As I read this passage recently, it really hit me how little time we really have on this earth. When we experience people dying in our lives, we think about what their lives contained, their legacy, and where they made their mark. So many people waste their lives on selfish motives through worldly gain. They also avoid doing what God commands out of fear, and persecution.
So I ask you … what are you personally doing with the time you have? Besides the time needed for life sustaining efforts, where do your other efforts lay? Are you intentionally putting God first in all that you do? Are you fulfilling the commandments He has for your life? Do you include God in your life personally and professionally? Are you reaping a harvest in the workplace? God calls us to be bold and courageous in sharing the Good News. We must be a witness to all God puts into our lives. Because today could be the last day … for them … for me …for you. Life is limited – we are but a mere breath.
Laurie Hill - Founder