Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Today Reminder - 18 September 2013 (Day 13 - Victories)

A reminder for today
We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace. (1 Chronicles 29:15)

Yesterday I was reminded again on how fragile we are. These bodies that we live in are so easily susceptible to all kinds of diseases and then there are so many ways that we can be injured or hurt that life on its own can be quite stressful. 

How are you physically my dear friend? Are you sick or hurt or are you just tired? David reminds us again that we are here for only a moment and that life is passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.

In our journey towards victory we need to take something from this verse. Firstly, we are here for only a moment – Life is but a moment compared to eternity and therefore it is so important that we achieve our goals in this moment so that we can be eternally with our Lord.

Secondly, we are visitors and strangers in this land – this land is surely not our home and certainly not a place where we want to spend eternity on. So we find ourselves almost as aliens in this world living out our time so that we can be free when we return to our Lord. But something that we all seem to ignore so often is the fact that we know about this, yet we share it so reluctantly. If you knew of a place that will help your friends when they have any kind of trouble, you will tell them about this place. We know of this wonderful gift we have in Jesus Christ, yet we do not tell.

Lastly, our days are like a passing shadow – I feel that we should not be a passing shadow. We should be a visible sign that brings Jesus into every place and into every situation. Even when we are afraid we should face the situation and bring Jesus in. 

My dear friend, true victory is not just winning the race. It is in the continuous preparation, the hardships and the battles that take you to the race and finally running the race as if you have won even if you don’t. True victory is not only winning but having a winning attitude. Life is not just about living it, it is the way we live it and the attitude that we live this life with. Live each moment victorious like a champion and you will be a champion in all aspects of your life. 

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus