"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." -James 4:14
When I turned 10 years old, my parents took me to a really nice restaurant for my birthday. It was called the Sundial, located in the heart of Atlanta atop the Westin Peachtree hotel on the 73rd floor. I was so excited to go - mostly because of what I had heard about it - the floor moved!
When we got there and sat down, it didn't appear that we were moving at all. But in between talking and eating we realized that the next time we looked, we were seeing a different view of the buildings. It was so cool! Within a 1-hour time span we had seen an entire panorama of the city, but we had barely noticed because we were moving so slow.
In Psalms it says, "Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!" (Psalms 89:47) Our days are numbered - not that we should live in haste. But it is important that we recognize the value of the time that we have. Are we spending it wisely? Are we not counting our years, but making them count?
During that dinner I remember looking at the floor and seeing the difference between the part that moved and the part that didn't. It was ever so slight. But if I stood in one place for long enough, my parents would have vanished. Isn't that true with us? Because the world is always moving, we need to be intentional about moving forward, so that we won't miss what God is wanting to do in our lives. Faith requires movement, action. Sometimes our action is waiting. But, there is always action. The husband of our worship director once said, "If you're not moving forward, by default you're moving backward."
Are you moving forward in your life? Are you making the moments count? There is so much that could be done on this earth for the glory of God's kingdom. What has God called you to?
Jesus is the key to eternal life. Have you received Him as your Savior?