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Measuring Your Life

A unit is a measure, and you know how much would fill a cup. But do you know how much fills a unit of time? Yes, you know how long a minute is, or an hour, a month, but how much fills it?

There is no answer, for there is no rule–it all depends on you!

You are given a space of time to fill. You are allowed to choose how you fill it. How much you invest determines your assets. This is true in money and in time.

The minute you spend will never be again.

Likewise, wasted money brings no return.

Too little thought is invested in a lifetime spent.

Many needs are left unmet, for those who don’t take their life seriously–if you don’t spend it, you will lose it, for time cannot be kept.

Therefore–invest wisely, for you will reap for all eternity–

A time that can’t be measured–time you can’t relent.

“Lord, let me know my end, and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is! Behold, thou hast made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in thy sight.

Surely every man stands as a mere breath! Surely man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nought are they in turmoil; man heaps up, and knows not who will gather! And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in thee.” Psalms 39:4-7

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.” Proverbs 19:20-21

What is desired in a man is loyalty, and a poor man is better than a liar. the fear of the Lord leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.” Proverbs 19:20-23

“–aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” I Timothy 6:11b-16

 

 

A Moment In Time

Time has limited man, but I AM not limited by time. You see, I AM the beginning and I AM the end. My Father knows the time, but you know the season. When you see that the tree is ready, you pick the fruit. If you wait, the fruit will be ‘picked at’ by the birds of the air and ruined or it may fall and become rotten. So it is with man–you must act when you see they are ready, ripe for harvest.

So many are lost because no one was there to speak a word in due season.

“But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When people say, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.” I Thessalonians 5:1-3

A hungry heart unfed, will fall away unled.

You may only have a moment of opportunity to change a man for a lifetime. A sudden desire to speak a word or do a good deed may be the only prompt you receive to fill a need. Seize the moment before it passes by.

Will you try?

For yours might be the word that turns a broken heart to whole or you may be the catalyst to release a soul, but you’ll never know until you try. Your time is limited, but I AM not, so please don’t limit Me.

I AM the beginning and I AM the end.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13

I AM the prompt to you, for you to be impromptu.

A truth you can’t deny–it’s time to try!

“Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the wine press is full. The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:13-14

“But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!'” Romans 10:14-15

“Do you not say, ‘there are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.” John 4:35-36

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'” Matthew 9:37-38

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.'” Matthew 28:18-20

“So they went out and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.” Mark 6:12-13

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:14-17

 

 

Make Ready

Honor and riches are given to those who are not foolish–those who don’t waste their time on earth as if it were free to be wasted. You have been allotted a segment of time as a gift, but a requirement comes with the gift as the wrapper of the package. This time is to be utilized in learning and spiritual growth; for as you grow and change, you are then able to call others higher by example.

Heaven is not a place where sin transfers to, but a place where only righteousness dwells. Why then, would you not be prepared? Prepare yourself as a Bride prepares her wedding trousseau. She makes everything ready before the wedding day. Yes, after the marriage, there is much to learn as maturing continues, but oh, before that day, she makes ready. Her entire focus is in the preparation. She has no time to think of life after marriage, for time passes so quickly, with so much to do. Many are enlisted to help her in her plans for that big day. She trusts that her life will be completed in marriage and all is special and wonderful. Her hopes and dreams shine with love for her Bridegroom is near.

Do you see?

Make ready, for I AM near and time is fleeting…

Make Ready!

“This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.” “Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God.” I Corinthians 4:1-2, 5

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” I Corinthians 5:9-11

“–he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” I Corinthians 6:17-20

“And he will destroy on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, ‘Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.'” Isaiah 25:7-9

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” II Corinthians 3:17-18

“And from the throne came a voice crying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”–for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.'” Revelation 19:5-9

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:12-13

 

The Season

Mighty are those who have heard My words and choose to act on them. I give messages in season, for the proper time, but My Word is a season in itself. It is always instant in season and out, and so shall you be if you abide in My Word and act upon what you hear.

In the parable of the talents, I was angry with the man who hid the talent given him. He feared Me, and did not know Me. He did not seek Me, to know of My ways. Had he done this, I would have taught him what to do with the given talent–his measure, to increase him greatly in knowledge, wisdom and stature. Those who made use of their talents were given more. Their wisdom, money, and abilities increased. More was given–more is then required. The cycle continues for as I have spoken earlier, there is always more.

You will be ever learning and ever growing in stature and responsibility in My Kingdom if you so choose, or, you could choose to bury what has been given to you and see Me as a harsh, unbending, and unyielding task master, as did the wicked servant.

I AM love to those who love Me, and I AM yet love to those who don’t. I do not change, but I cannot abide wickedness and will not accept or tolerate it. I AM unchanging, remaining constant for ever. Man must therefore change to remain constant for ever!

I will be found by those who seek Me.

Time is too precious to sell, and yet it runs through your fingers like fine sand.

You cannot grasp it.

You cannot hold on to it.

You can only spend it, therefore, spend wisely before it runs out…

Before it’s too late!

Tis the season.

“Preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching.” II Timothy 4:2

“And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the equipment of the saints, for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-16

“For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.” “Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master. And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'” Matthew 25:14-15, 19-30

“The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” II Peter 3:9-13

“For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.” I Peter 3:12

 

Waste no Time

A calling I have laid upon you, for I have formed you and fashioned you with My image in mind. Not one of failure, defeat and what if’s, but one of victory, purity and love.

I will fulfill My dreams for you, because I always finish that which I begin and I AM a God of accomplishment.

When you doubt yourself, you are doubting Me, for I AM the one forming you, molding you and shaping you. It is blasphemy to doubt your creator–pure and simple. Therefore, turn from your wicked ways and turn to the one who designed you, created you and lives within you. And accomplish that which I have set forth to do with you.

You are My child, My chosen one and I love you dearly.

Time is short and soon will be no more as you know it to be. Don’t waste it anymore!

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”  2 Tim. 2:15

“If one purifies himself from what is ignoble, then he will be a vessel for noble use, consecrated and useful to the master of the house, ready for any good work.”  2 Tim. 2:21

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.”  Heb. 10:35-36

“I have made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”  Jn. 17:26

 

You Harbor Treasure

Present yourself to Me for I have a present for you. The time has come for you to open My gift; it had your name on it before you were born.

There is a time and a season for all things and the time is now for you to understand and walk in your gifting–to enhance the body of Christ with the treasures that I have instilled within you. Yes there may be others that could stand in your place, but they will not offer the same sweet flavor that you will.

The world will miss out on the special talents you have to offer if you don’t open my gift and see “you” through My eyes. I have many things in store for you, but you are the one that must take the first step.

Open your life to My gifts–activate your life to the BLESSING I have for you!

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
Ecc. 3:1

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Is. 42:9

“For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Rom. 12:4-6a

 

Will you be found Wanting?

Waste  no time in understanding My plans for you. For time is very short and it is expedient that you move in the plans you were designed for.

Waste not, want not is an adage from long ago. Many know these by heart, how sad that they don’t know My Word as well.

Waste no time and you will want for nothing.