Blog 186 for October 24, 2020

 

 LIFE REALLY CAN BE TREMENDOUS!

 

Recently a Scripture that I had passed over, leaped out at me. I have no idea how many times I have read it through the years without a special impact. However, as I was celebrating my birthday a few days ago, the Holy Spirit really ministered to me. The Scripture is Ephesians 5:8. “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” That really is a transforming Word!

 

I have almost learned one thing in life, and that is that the process of learning to live is exciting. Life is tremendous! It is a fact, we never stop growing until we stop learning. People who are learning this simple truth will grow old, but never get old. If we become a real student of learning to live, then life will be tremendous for us! Let me, or I should say, let the Holy Spirit inspire you with three things.

 

  1. Learn To Live With A Positive Attitude

You can condition your day in the first 5 minutes after you wake up. Your attitude will bring you success or failure. Our world is one of beauty and excitement. We need to love it and its people!

 

  1. Learn To Say Something Positive To Everybody All The Time

We have to determine that 99 percent of our conversation will not be negative. Nothing brightens the atmosphere of a business, a church, or a home, like positive enthusiasm.

 

   3. Learn To See Something Positive In Everything That Happens

 

We have to determine that our minds will not jump quickly to negative conclusions about things we see or hear. “Did you hear what they said about you?” The boss may call...what is the first response? “Great! He wants to give me a raise! Or what did I do?” 

 

Life really will be tremendous if we do learn how to cultivate positive attitudes in everything that happens to us!

 

Something is just now exploding in my mind. I am challenging everyone that reads this blog to join the LIFE IS TREMENDOUS CLUB. I am convinced we will make a difference! 

 

We really can change our world!

 

Charles Kirby 

 

P.S. Please do not fail to vote Biblically.

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Blog 186 for October 24, 2020

 

 

TIME FLIES!

 

That’s nothing new to you, I’m sure. For me, I can break the flight of time down to minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years.  Here are some examples.

 

  1. Minutes…..I can call my daughter or sister on the phone and before I know it, I will have talked for 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

  2. Hours…..We can be enjoying the day and “wake up” to the realization that it is 5 p.m.; the day is almost gone and so much left to do.

  3. Days…..We go to church on Sundays; our week has begun.  Then almost before we turn around, it’s Friday and “Sunday's-a-coming”!

  4. Weeks…..As I’m writing this, another month has just begun. And, already, almost 2 1/2 weeks have passed.  We’ve had dear friends visit from Virginia; others from Indiana. When you are having fun, you don’t count time. It passes so swiftly.

  5. Months…..And can you believe it’s about Thanksgiving? Not too long ago, January brought in 2020. Where have the 10 months gone? Charles’ radiation treatments have come and gone. Now we’re thinking about home and family, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

  6. Years…..When I was born in 1938, and early in my young life, NEVER, in a million years would my mind have conceived of the year 2020. Neither did 2020 enter my mind when I graduated from High School; nor during my college years; nor during our many pastorates. But the years kept passing away, and a NEW YEAR emerged every January 1. So Charles and I are enjoying the year 2020. Before we know it 2025 will have crept up on us, UNLESS Jesus comes back to earth soon.

 

In Matthew 16, the Pharisees and Sadducees are seeking a sign.  Jesus answered them in verses 2 and 3.  “.....you know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”  Acts 1:7 says, “.....It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.”  2Timothy 3:1 says “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.”  Revelation 1:3 says, “.....for the time is near.” I think you can agree with me that TIME FLIES.  And “Signs of the Times are Everywhere.” What are you going to do with this truth?  Do you need to make your “calling and election” sure?  Please stop running away from God. Today is the day of salvation. If you hear HIS voice, harden not your heart.

 

 Enjoy the YouTube video of “Redemption Draweth Nigh” from the Bill and Gloria Gaither group, seven years ago.  I remember singing that song with a wonderful group of singers called the “Centralaires,” a musical group at the Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene in Virginia Beach, VA, many years ago.      

 

 

Bess