A25: Advent Meditation – Day 16

A25: Advent Meditation – Day 16

Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.   Psalm 90:12

It was George Bernard Shaw who said “Youth is wasted on the young.” When I was young I had many dreams about my future, but no real sense of urgency to see them fulfilled. I had dreams but no plan. When you are young you seem to have your whole life ahead of you.

At what moment does a person begin to “number their days”, to value the time they have left to accomplish their dreams? For many, this kind of clarity only comes later in life or at a moment when faced with their mortality.  Many people end up feeling like time has overtaken their dreams and the moment has passed them by.

…for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.    Luke 2:11

The Psalmist tells us that seeing how short life can be will enable to us value our days and live wisely. From the moment He was born, Jesus lived each day with purpose, making the most of every day. He was never anxious or rushed, but rather wise and purposeful. He lived each day doing the Father’s will.

What if you began living today with purpose? What dreams do you have? What are you waiting for? Live wisely with the time you have. The time to begin is now.

So, what will you do today?


Suggested Longer Reading: Luke 24: 13-35


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John is a sought after speaker and founder of Transforming Life Ministries. He’s also a writer, teacher and equipper bringing an honest and practical voice to today’s and tomorrow’s church. He has a passion for people and helping them encounter the transforming life of Jesus. John and his wife Amy, presently reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three children, who he thanks for their four cats and a rabbit. They also have a foreign exchange daughter Jenny, from Germany. Transforming Life Ministries is presently working to build a Camp and Retreat Center, called The Fountain in Fountain, NC.

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