The Dash

My Pondering

This is a huge essence of life, making the most of the dash.

The dash is such a small amount of time in relation to all of eternity, which our souls were built for. Though it is just a dash, it is NOW and it affects forever.

Paul, the Apostle to the gentiles (if you are of Jewish decent, that includes you), spoke eloquently to the Greeks here:

And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.

Yet He is actually not far from each one of us, for

“‘In Him we live and move
and have our being’;

as even some of your own poets have said,

“‘For we are indeed His offspring.’

Acts 17:26-28

The Greeks were great philosophers and Paul spoke to them in such a noteworthy way. It was like they fairly well understood nature and creation, but had little to no clue regarding the Creator.

In our modern society, many people have a similar, they know a lot of specialized knowledge, access to the AI and awesome stores of knowledge yet are so lost in all the data and blue screens.

As we come to know God, we can learn about Him as the Greeks from creation but most importantly, we have the Holy Bible as our reference.

For my relationship with God, it started here:

“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”

Psalms 34:18

The bottom line is:

We make the most of the dash as we live and move and have our being in God by loving Him and others around us in a manner that maximizes our time, talent and treasure that glorifies God. The kind of living leaves a bright legacy!

What’s your take in this? Please share your comments below.

God is in control…of what He wants

My Pondering

Yes 🙌 indeed! He can and does control whatever He wants, or doesn’t want to, for He God almighty!

Genesis states we were created in His image. He breathed His very life into us. We are endowed with many of His attributes (understanding, imagination, creative, emotion, ability to design, sense of purpose, morals, etc). We were created for a purpose which includes maximizing His gifts by being a good steward. This glorifies our Creator as we do so trusting, obeying and loving God in relationship. Since the best and only eternal way we can access God the Father is by Jesus Christ His Son by help of comforting and guiding Spirit.

He is like, ‘here is rope, do something good with it.’

Some use their rope to tug a boat, save someone or for an adventure.

Others make a hammock

And some poor souls inadvertently make noose to hang themselves.

Regardless of our method or madness, His will still gets His will done in the long run.

So if you find yourself at the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and call out to God, to Jesus Christ for a rescue. He never fails the faithful.

That is something only God can do, for sure!

Just like making something from nothing, only God!