Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

"Watch out! Don't let me find you living in careless ease and drunkeness, and filled with the worries of this life.  Don't let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man."
                                         Luke 21:34-36 (NLT)

WATCH OUT!  Don't let me find you dilly-dallying around when I come back! – (a pretty straight forward warning if you ask me)

Jesus tells us not to live our lives carelessly or in a drunken state.  When a person is drunk, he or she doesn't know much about what's going on around them because of impaired judgment.  He or she is always right and thinks mostly about himself/herself.  The person has very little control and often times can do much harm to themselves or others.  And this is pretty careless.

The thing is that we can all live a life of drunkenness without ever touching a drop of alcohol.  We live lives of drunkenness and careless ease when:  

1. We live for today and what today will bring us, without much thought of Jesus.  
2. We live lives where our actions (and especially lack of actions) will cause harm to ourselves or others in some way or another.  

3. We live lives that revolve around how much we earn or what position we have in the community or some other selfish ambition.

4. We live out our lives trying to be a bare minimum Christian who comes to church, gives ten percent, but can't really be defined as a Christian in our dealings throughout the rest of the week.  Our judgment is impaired because we think we are something that we aren't.

OR  -  We can live our lives prayerfully and faithfully trying to be who Jesus wants us to be everyday, while showing our great love of God and each other.

Jesus says that the day where we stand before him will come for every one of us.  It may be at the end times.  And it may be at our own death.  But it will assuredly come.  His warning is to simply be ready, not living our lives for ourselves and the things of this world.

In the love of Christ,


At 4/1/14, 9:25 PM, Blogger B.R.M said...

Here lately, I feel like I am on auto pilot. And that is not good.

At 4/2/14, 8:25 AM, Blogger Greg Hazelrig said...

Sorry to hear that.


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