Friday, August 21, 2009

Reflection & Eternity

Our life is a busy one. We may not be as busy as the next person, but we do seem to like going all.of.the.time...after all, it's just what we do. We plan for the next function, the next big thing, the next party, the next goal to be accomplished...

Sometimes it seems our planning is in vain. How plans over exciting things take up much of our thoughts and visions - and so much of our time. It's a joy to plan for fun things in life. But, what takes weeks and/or months of planning, always seems to be over just as soon as it began.

You know how I feel right? You've thought that before haven't you? Look at a wedding for example...months and months and months and money and money and money that has gone into preparation for it...flies by so quickly that you never even had time to soak it in.

Having a baby...planning on when to conceive, then dreaming of when you'll be pregnant, then being pregnant and planning on well everything that comes with it...what will you name her or him? What will the nursery decor be? What kind of delivery? Which doctor for you, hospital, pediatrician, etc.? Your new angel is finally in your arms and before you know it, you wake up and realize they are starting Pre-K, kindergarten, high school, bringing their first love home to meet you. The list goes on.

Oh how you wish you can slow the clock down and just soak up and remember all the details of this precious thing called life.

After all, God has given us this sweet life and He fully expects and wants us to enjoy it to the fullest.

But, as I'm reflecting today, I'm reminded of the planning - the eternal planning that I have so much opportunity to do - yet I continue to focus on the things that must seem or be more important to me. Not that planning on and raising my child is unimportant in the least! That is my job as a parent...and as the parent of the next child I am believing the Lord for right now. :)

I realize though what I am teaching E. What freedom and opportunity I have to teach her the process of that eternal planning. What we are here for...as children of God.

~ To know Him and make Him known. ~

Am I growing in Him DAILY? Am I soaking up every WORD He speaks to my heart? Am I operating in every GIFT He has placed within me? Am I using my FAITH to move mountains in my life? Am I "letting His little LIGHT shine" in me constantly so that others will see the Christ that I serve and want Him for themselves as well?

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?
Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
James 4:14 NLT
You see, our lives are but a vapor. Tomorrow, they will be gone...whenever our tomorrow is. Not saying that the planning we do in raising our children or planning for events in our lives are not important. But, my job on this earth is to know Him and make Him known. My relationship with Christ should be what keeps me awake, too excited to sleep at night. The thoughts that constantly fill my mind and abide my time should be of my Father. Where will He lead me next? What gifts will He show me tomorrow? Who will He place in my path next to tell of His love and salvation?

Our time here is temporary and the things I plan so hard for and lay awake with visions of at night will fly by so quickly. But, as long as I am in the process of eternal planning, my time with Him has just begun. (and will never EVER end.)

WHAT ARE YOUR ETERNAL PLANS?

Are you planning for eternity?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes I am and so glad all my family is going with me!!!!!

Bev said...

Loved this - great stuff to share. We never know when our last day is, do we?

Jane said...

Really worth reading post. Thanks for sharing an inspiring article always. Keep it up. By the way, these best gifts that you could give your better-half might interest you too. Thanks and have a nice and fulfilling day.

Bev said...

I dont know when I grasped the reality that eternity includes NOW, not when I go to heaven but it's already started. It is for everyone, whether they accept Christ or not, it's just a matter of where they will finish that eternity. Wonderful stuff you wrote - if we could grasp even a tiny part of the reality that this time on earth is just a blip in forever.

Anonymous said...

mexican viagra free viagra in the uk viagra generic order viagra online cheap cheap viagra viagra and cocaine lowest price viagra 2007 viagra hmo viagra manufacturer cheapest uk supplier viagra cheap herbal viagra viagra and cannabis where to buy viagra can viagra be used by women

Anonymous said...

Hello !.
might , probably very interested to know how one can manage to receive high yields .
There is no need to invest much at first. You may begin to get income with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you thought of all the time
AimTrust incorporates an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

Its head office is in Panama with affiliates around the world.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your choice That`s what you wish in the long run!

I feel good, I started to take up real money with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. If it gets down to choose a correct companion utilizes your funds in a right way - that`s it!.
I take now up to 2G every day, and my first investment was 500 dollars only!
It`s easy to join , just click this link http://urymijub.o-f.com/nahipy.html
and lucky you`re! Let`s take this option together to feel the smell of real money

Anonymous said...

Hello !.
might , probably curious to know how one can manage to receive high yields .
There is no initial capital needed You may commense earning with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you thought of all the time
The company incorporates an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

It is based in Panama with affiliates everywhere: In USA, Canada, Cyprus.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your chance That`s what you desire!

I`m happy and lucky, I started to take up real money with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. It`s all about how to choose a correct companion who uses your money in a right way - that`s AimTrust!.
I earn US$2,000 per day, and my first deposit was 1 grand only!
It`s easy to join , just click this link http://ulabusuhu.virtue.nu/domakaz.html
and lucky you`re! Let`s take this option together to become rich

Anonymous said...

It is extremely interesting for me to read the article. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

Anonymous said...

Hello!
You may probably be very interested to know how one can make real money on investments.
There is no need to invest much at first.
You may begin earning with a money that usually is spent
for daily food, that's 20-100 dollars.
I have been participating in one project for several years,
and I'll be glad to let you know my secrets at my blog.

Please visit blog and send me private message to get the info.

P.S. I earn 1000-2000 per day now.

[url=http://theblogmoney.com] Online investment blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have were times of troubles when I didn't know about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright stupid person.
I have never imagined that there weren't any need in large initial investment.
Nowadays, I feel good, I begin take up real money.
It gets down to choose a correct partner who uses your money in a right way - that is incorporate it in real deals, and shares the profit with me.

You can ask, if there are such firms? I'm obliged to answer the truth, YES, there are. Please be informed of one of them:
[url=http://theblogmoney.com] Online investment blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have were times of hardship when I didn't know about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright pessimistic person.
I have never thought that there weren't any need in large initial investment.
Nowadays, I feel good, I started to get real income.
It's all about how to choose a correct companion who uses your funds in a right way - that is incorporate it in real deals, parts and divides the income with me.

You can get interested, if there are such firms? I'm obliged to tell the truth, YES, there are. Please be informed of one of them:
http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read the post. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything connected to this matter. BTW, why don't you change design :).

Anonymous said...

Hi!
You may probably be very curious to know how one can manage to receive high yields on investments.
There is no initial capital needed.
You may begin to get income with a sum that usually is spent
on daily food, that's 20-100 dollars.
I have been participating in one company's work for several years,
and I'll be glad to share my secrets at my blog.

Please visit blog and send me private message to get the info.

P.S. I earn 1000-2000 per daily now.

http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Good day, sun shines!
There have were times of hardship when I felt unhappy missing knowledge about opportunities of getting high yields on investments. I was a dump and downright pessimistic person.
I have never imagined that there weren't any need in large initial investment.
Now, I'm happy and lucky , I begin to get real income.
It's all about how to select a proper companion who uses your funds in a right way - that is incorporate it in real deals, parts and divides the profit with me.

You can ask, if there are such firms? I'm obliged to tell the truth, YES, there are. Please get to know about one of them:
http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

[B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
Escape Laggin Downloads With NZB Files You Can Hastily Find HD Movies, Games, MP3s, Software and Download Them at Rapid Rates

[URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]Newsgroup Search[/B][/URL]

Anonymous said...

Pore over Our Unqualified Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Necessary [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Dispensary [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Espy Crucial Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Collect a Stupendous Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] As a improvement to Your Manage ! We Vend Pre-eminence crown [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

http://lumerkoz.edu It is a very good thing, http://community.goldenfoot.com/profile/Sibutramine margarine hallmayors http://www.comicspace.com/adalat/ dundonald sids http://soundcloud.com/prozacz octubre charters http://soundcloud.com/aricept mantle http://soundcloud.com/arimidex giovan

Anonymous said...

Glad to materialize here. Good day or night everybody!

We are not acquainted yet? It’s easy to fix,
my parents call me James F. Collins.
Generally I’m a venturesome gambler. for a long time I’m keen on online-casino and poker.
Not long time ago I started my own blog, where I describe my virtual adventures.
Probably, it will be interesting for you to find out how to win not loose.
Please visit my web page . http://allbestcasino.com I’ll be interested on your opinion..

Anonymous said...

You could easily be making money online in the hush-hush world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat traffic[/URL], You are far from alone if you have no clue about blackhat marketing. Blackhat marketing uses not-so-popular or little-understood avenues to generate an income online.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://getloan.skachatnow.co.cc/federal-insured-loan-student.php]federal insured loan student[/url]
[url=http://newloans.skachatnow.co.cc/debt-loan-unsecured.php]debt loan unsecured[/url]
http://paydayloan.skachatnow.co.cc/cheap-loan-unsecured.php - cheap loan unsecured
http://getloan.skachatnow.co.cc/cash-dakota-fast-loan-south.php - cash dakota fast loan south
http://fastloans.skachatnow.co.cc/international-loan-student-uk.php - international loan student uk
http://getloan.skachatnow.co.cc/advance-cash-company-online.php - advance cash company online
[url=http://loanstoday.skachatnow.co.cc/estate-investment-loan-real.php]estate investment loan real[/url]
[url=http://loanstoday.skachatnow.co.cc/45,000-loan-personal-quick-unsecured.php]45,000 loan personal quick unsecured[/url]
http://fastloans.skachatnow.co.cc/calculator-e-loan.php - calculator e loan
[url=http://getloan.skachatnow.co.cc/adjustable-in-loan-missouri-mortgage-rate.php]adjustable in loan missouri mortgage rate[/url]

Anonymous said...

http://ralorphata1634.t35.com/znakomstva-s-devushkami-v-samare.html знакомства с девушками в самаре
http://bridnonsmeaflia1068.t35.com/znakomstva-v-internete-knigi.html знакомства в интернете книги
http://ralorphata1634.t35.com/besplatnye-znakomstva-krivoj-rog.html бесплатные знакомства кривой рог
http://bridnonsmeaflia1068.t35.com/znakomstva-besplatno-v-spb.html знакомства бесплатно в спб
http://soanabarerp1382.t35.com/cel-znakomstva-s-devushkoj.html цель знакомства с девушкой
http://nireasgeti1513.t35.com/znakomstva-gorod-sverdlovsk.html знакомства город свердловск
http://raitougtipo1503.t35.com/znakomstva-dlya-seksa-v-angarske.html знакомства для секса в ангарске
http://soanabarerp1382.t35.com/znakomstva-v-omske-dlya-podrostkov.html знакомства в омске для подростков
http://nireasgeti1513.t35.com/porno-znakomstva-irkutsk.html порно знакомства иркутск
http://ralorphata1634.t35.com/gej-znakomstva.html гей знакомства
http://ralorphata1634.t35.com/seks-znakomstva-g-belgorod.html секс знакомства г белгород
http://nireasgeti1513.t35.com/chastnye-obyavleniya-intim-znakomstva.html частные объявления интим знакомства
http://soanabarerp1382.t35.com/intim-znakomstva-v-kurgane.html интим знакомства в кургане
http://soanabarerp1382.t35.com/evrejskie-znakomstva-moskva.html еврейские знакомства москва
http://raitougtipo1503.t35.com/sving-znakomstva-almaty.html свинг знакомства алматы

http://soanabarerp1382.t35.com/virtualnye-znakomstva-onlajn.html виртуальные знакомства онлайн http://ralorphata1634.t35.com/besplatnye-znakomstva-24open.html бесплатные знакомства 24open http://bridnonsmeaflia1068.t35.com/znakomstva-v-severodvinske.html знакомства в северодвинске http://soanabarerp1382.t35.com/znakomstva-v-luganske-i-oblasti.html знакомства в луганске и области http://bridnonsmeaflia1068.t35.com/znakomstva-s-russkimi-nemcami.html знакомства с русскими немцами

Anonymous said...

Ask anyone who was affected by last year's Panda update or the more recent Penguin update from Google, and you'll quickly
see that it's foolish to put all the income from your Internet marketing blog in one proverbial basket. It is therefore important that you establish certain 'habits' early on when blogging to make your site more appealing. Promote and distribute your posts on to other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Linked - In.

my weblog; blog writing

Anonymous said...

Along with every little thing which appears to be building throughout this subject material, a significant
percentage of opinions tend to be fairly refreshing.
However, I beg your pardon, but I do not give credence to your entire theory, all be it radical none the less.

It appears to me that your commentary are not entirely

my website: face book of sex

Anonymous said...

Good post. I certainly appreciate this website.
Keep it up!

Feel free to surf to my website; Bankruptcy In Florida

Welcome!

Do you burn scented candles? Burn and Earn!

www.FunHomeCandleBiz.com

Enter my free candle drawing!