What if someone told you all you will ever be is what you are today? No more chances to work out the kinks or refine the edges. This is it. Could you stand the person you are in this moment in time? I often find myself lacking. A little too grumpy or not quite as kind as I should be, too harsh or too weak. There is always something I am trying to refine.

The thought of no more time is unbearable. Honestly, I am spoiled to the offering of eternity. I can’t even wrap my mind around it, but it is an idea I am found of. But what about this humanly life? What does God’s Word say we should do?

Psalms 90:12-17

12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Ah! That’s the ticket. He wants us to live for His glory. We are to know that our time here is limited, so we better use it wisely. If we do that, time is not so important anymore. I mean, we can’t get it back. No use trying to live in the past. We can’t speed it up. No use trying to live for tomorrow. We must live in each moment.  That way, if someone asks you the questions I did at first, you can accept having no time left. You did what you were meant to do in the time He allotted for you.

Perhaps, that is one of the reason Christians are not afraid of death. We dance through the lows and the highs because our Father gave us the best Christmas present ever. We will have eternity with Him. That is what I call a doting Daddy. Good times!

So, for all my friends and family, this is my wish this Christmas for all of you.

Peace, love and God’s will.

About Diane Graham

Diane Graham lives in the mountains of eastern Oklahoma with her husband, children and many dogs. She is an avid reader and lover of all art forms that encapsulate imagination and goodness. Her debut novel I Am Ocilla was released in March 2012.

14 comments on “TIME-DANCE

  1. Ah…that’s the ticket….my weekly dose of Lady Di! My therapy….my strength….my friend…..I am definitely a work in progress but I actually can feel God’s presence in me and around me more and more every day. I am learning that the atmosphere we create around us is key to keeping that channel open to the Holy Spirit. So often I thought that I was tested to walk that understand mile for all those that came into my path but that is not the case. It becomes more like a moth to the flame. Writing daily articles on AGAPE MOVEMENT has dispelled the enemy in so many ways and that is a true gift from God during this season. Diane, that was a perfect article, as usual. You are such a gifted writer, choice silver and gold are your words. I love you so very much, little sister….Thanks and of course, Merry Christmas.

  2. Nothing like the onset of Winter to bring out the melancholy of the mortal coil. Praise Jesus for snatching the sting from death!

  3. Nice post Diane! It reminds me of something one of my professors said. (I looked by couldn’t find the exact quote, so I hope I get this right.)
    Someone approached John Wesley one day while he was plowing his potato garden and asked him if he knew Christ would return today, what would he do? To which he replied, “Plow these potatoes I guess.”

    How fabulous to know that you are living your life exactly the way God wants you to! 🙂

    • Thanks, De. 😀
      Your comment reminds me of the levels of worth humanity puts on itself. Funny, when our life’s value can’t be measured.

  4. It’s funny how, when learning how to make the most of our time on earth, the answer is simply to relax. I just wish I could get my brain around that, so I could stop worrying about trying to get everything perfect.

    This is such a wonderful post Diane. You always write such encouraging messages. (:

  5. Love this. What a great Christmas wish… an encouraging invitation to get up, shake a leg and live the life He meant for us to live! As you have written it so well :blesses me! Thanks 🙂

  6. My Dearest Youngest Daughter,

    I believe if you go to the book of Ecclesiastes you will find where King Solomon tells us how he has lived his entire life seeking wisdom, wealth, and fame only to find that all is vanity. He comes to the conclusion that the only thing in this life that is worth anything is to live our life for the glory of God. This is true happiness. God will give you what you want, but be careful for with much knowledge comes much sorrow. With much wealth comes great responsibility. With much fame comes much accountability. So as King Solomon, the richest wisest,and most famous man to ever live states. All is vanity. Live, love God, and be happy.

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