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   [22 Nov 2011 | Tuesday]

1 life

~ A Grain of Sand on a Huge Beach ~

November 2011 Tuesday Countdown:  4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 0 

Consider a single grain of sand on a vast ocean beach. Proportionately that speck of sand is huge in relation to its beach when compared to your physical life on earth compared to your eternal future! 

Christian missionary C.T. Studd put it his way in his famous poem:

ONLY ONE LIFE

Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgment seat;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice, Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave, And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill, Living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore, When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way, Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife, Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn, And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone, Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Now let me say, “Thy will be done;”
And when at last I’ll hear the call, I know I’ll say “‘twas worth it all;”
Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.  

comment:  Have you considered what a small part of your total life your time on earth is?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Jesus Christ, Matthew 6:19-21).

 

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” (Jim Elliot, Christian missionary).

 

“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?” (Jesus Christ, Luke 9:25, New Living Translation).

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

 

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