Thursday, August 30, 2007

Time's Up

Today is my day to write. That's all there is to it. I must try to think of some funny story with a moral to share or maybe even an amusing picture that makes you (and I) laugh. But so far this post has not contained anything of the like. Do you know why? It's because I ran out of time.

Time. Sometimes it seems to crawl by and other times it feels like it never will slow down enough for you to use your inhaler. Only recently did I really notice how much time I waste during the day.

A few minutes gabbing on the phone, a half an hour scanning through a magazine, an hour reading articles on the internet, or maybe even two hours spent emailing friends. Not to say that any of these things are necessarily bad, it's just that lately I have used up a lot of precious time.

I enjoy watching medical shows. Not the really graphic ones, but the informative kind. Every time I watch a show where someone comes close to death, I am reminded of how short and fragile my life on earth is. Have you ever thought of what people would say about you at your funeral?
Some would probably want to be remembered because of their scientific or literary achievements. Others might desire remembrance because of their wealth, but I want to be remembered for a different reason. To have people say that they could see my fire for Jesus lived out through my daily life would be the ultimate compliment.

I want to be remembered for my diligence in studying God's Word and knowing it inside and out. I want to be remembered for praying short but sincere prayers. I want to be remembered for my close relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to be remembered for my deeds done in the humility that come from being a servant of Christ.

We sow the seeds of righteousness through our actions, and someone else will come along after us and reap the harvest. Now that I have said all that, don't you want to be remembered too?

Isaiah 3:10 "Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds."


whatismyname said...

Yes, I want to be remembered.