Those Sudden Reminders

James 4:13-15

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

So quickly our lives can change.  Last night, when I put my head on the pillow, I had no idea that within fifteen minutes we’d be out of bed and desperately trying to bring down our young daughter’s temperature, the highest temperature I’ve ever seen (when you’ve had six kids, that’s saying something).  I had not the least hint that I wouldn’t be home and in bed until around 3 a.m.

(Does anyone else think it isn’t fair that after these things the kids crash and sleep and get better quickly, while the parents have to function the next morning, and will be exhausted for days :)?)

We never know what is going to happen.  We need the Lord.  We need Him all the time.  That’s true whether we remember it or not.  Sometimes, we get those sudden reminders of how much we need Him, but whether the reminders come or not, we need Him.

It’s a very good thing to be in fellowship with Him.  That’s true whether we’re in the crisis or not, but I’d hate to face the crises of life without Him.

Stick close to the Lord.  You’ll never regret it.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to Those Sudden Reminders

  1. Robin Oberman says:

    I’ve been blessed reading your blogs. I was just saying on my FB “God never tells you to do something, that He will not enable you to do, for without Him I can do nothing. Glad I know I have Him for all things life gives, even unto death” And bein in right fellowship is the foundation of having this assurance of God’s enabling grace available at anytime.
    :o) Yes, as a mom, I think it’s somewhat fair that the child crashes and sleeps, because mom gets a whole lot more done while they are asleep. I remember feeling guilty when my girls got sick, because then life has to slow down and mom stays put at home and tackles her tasks completely, instead of partially. The feeling of accomplishment makes the exhaustion worth it.
    Hope you know what I mean in all this, I’m not eloquent w/ words……Robin Oberman

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