We will all die. There is no magic pill or treatment that will allow you to live longer. Remember that your time is short and decide what You want to do with that time. You may want to consider using that time to seek and serve the LORD. That is the only truly lasting thing that we can do with our time. It is our best use of it, and God is glorified by it.
Heavenly Father, help me to remember that my days are short. Don’t let me waste my time on meaningless things. Let me spend my time doing things that matter like serving You and worshiping Your name. Give me an internal clock that reminds me of my limited time, and give me the endurance to serve You with my time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God is very definite in this passage from Isaiah. I am God and there is no other! I am the first and the last, the Alpha and the Omega, as is written in the book of Revelation. Since we declare that we believe this, why do we insist on having other gods? Anything or anyone we put before God, including ourselves, we are making gods. Putting God first, means giving up some of our control and obeying his rules, and living as God wants us to live. This isn’t the first time this message has come before us this year, but it bears repeating and reflecting upon once again. Where do we place God on a scale of 1 – 10 in the course of our day? Is God in your thoughts when you wake up? How many times do you think about God during the day while driving, working, reading, watching television? What about at night? Is God the last thing you think about at night as you reflect upon your day? How many times during the day do you say “thank you” for getting those green lights, finding a parking place, having the meeting go well? Or maybe you need to thank God that the person running the red light didn’t hit you? Tomorrow, try saying good morning to God and ask him to be with you during the day. Then, look for God in the people and events during the day. Tomorrow night, think about your day, recognize the places where God was present and then say “good night.” Repeat.
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
Many are called, O Lord, but few are chosen. Many hear your Word with the physical ear but have no functioning spiritual ears. Many can see the words of Scripture on a printed page but are blind to spiritual truth. Open our minds and hearts more and more; we pray to perceive and embrace your truths. Amen.🙏🙏
The crowd here in this chapter of John were more desirous to pursue physical food, miracle-watching as a form of “entertainment, ” and perhaps, the ability to do miracles themselves, than to seek God Himself. When Jesus fed multitudes with a few loaves and fishes, it was out of compassion because they hungered but also to teach that He is the Bread of Life. The crowds did not understand that lesson.