Today for Eternity

Posted by Jerry White on Aug 1, 2016

“We live but once. The years of childhood, when once they pass, are gone forever. It matters not how ardently we may wish to live them over; it avails us nothing. What is gone is gone.
So it is with other stages of life. The past is no longer ours. It has gone beyond our reach. Regardless of our social standing, bank accounts and investments, education, or anything else—we cannot reach back. What we have made of our past days shall remain. There is no power in heaven or on earth that can change our yesterdays. The record of our past stands forth in bold and ineffaceable characters, open to the all-seeing eyes of God. There it stands, and one day we shall give an account of it.
The present moment alone is ours. Today is a day that we never had before, which we shall never have again. It rose from the great ocean of eternity and again sinks into its unfathomable depths.”
Thomas DeWitt Talmage
Fill Me With Hope, April 11
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Someone has said that the apostle Paul had two dates on his calendar, today and that day. He lived today for that coming day before the Lord. It will be our eternal loss if we do not live today for that day in our Lord’s presence. The Lord Jesus lived each of His days for the eternal day. Our motivating motto can be: DOING EVERYTHING WITH ETERNITY IN VIEW.
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For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV)




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Another Year

Posted by Jerry White on Jan 5, 2015

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 (ESV)
O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Psalm 39:4 (ESV)
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The Bible reminds us of “that day.” (Romans 2:16; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
The Bible also reminds us to prepare today for “that day.”
“That day” will be the day we stand individually before the judgment seat of Christ.
“That day” will be in the brilliance of His all seeing and all knowing presence.
Each of us will receive our due for what we have done while on earth, whether good or evil.
“That day” will either be one of deep regret and sadness or a day of supreme gladness.
How we faithfully live today and every coming day will determine our response “that day.”

Frances R. Havergal (1838-1879) wrote this New Year’s prayer of consecration in 1874:

Another year is dawning! Dear Father, let it be, in working or in waiting, another year with Thee; another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast; another year of trusting, of quiet happy rest.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace; another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face; another year of progress, another year of praise, another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love; another year of training for holier work above. Another year of dawning! Dear Father, let it be, on earth, or else in heaven, another year for Thee.

JRW




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Today For Eternity

Posted by Jerry White on Mar 9, 2009

“We live but once. The years of childhood, when once they pass, are gone forever. It matters not how ardently we may wish to live them over; it avails us nothing. What is gone is gone.
So it is with other stages of life. The past is no longer ours. It has gone beyond our reach. Regardless of our social standing, bank accounts and investments, education, or anything else—we cannot reach back. What we have made of our past days shall remain. There is no power in heaven or on earth that can change our yesterdays. The record of our past stands forth in bold and ineffaceable characters, open to the all-seeing eyes of God. There it stands, and one day we shall give an account of it.
The present moment alone is ours. Today is a day that we never had before, which we shall never have again. It rose from the great ocean of eternity and again sinks into its unfathomable depths.”
Thomas DeWitt Talmage
Fill Me With Hope, April 11 reading
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Someone has said that the apostle Paul had two dates on his calendar, today and that day. He lived today for that coming day before the Lord. It will be our eternal loss if we do not live today for that day in our Lord’s presence. The Lord Jesus lived each of His days for the eternal day. Our motivating motto can be: DOING EVERYTHING WITH ETERNITY IN VIEW.
~~~

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
2 Corinthians 5: 10 (ESV)




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