Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sober Reminders

Hi everyone. Thanks for all of your kind words as I took a little blogging break. I am back today to share something with you as God has prompted me to do so.

In the past week, two very dear women to our church and our women's ministry have been going through some incredibly difficult things. The first has a daughter that is my age who went to sleep here on earth and woke up in eternity this past week. The other woman, a precious sister in Christ, had a heart attack last night and was revived, but is still in need of great attention as they are currently monitoring her very closely at the hospital.

I share all of this to say that both of these women love the Lord dearly. While I have not been able to speak with my dear sister who is in the hospital, I know her heart and am absolutely positive that she is confident about her eternity, should the Lord decide it's her time to go Home.

The woman who recently lost her daughter has an incredible story to share about the road they have walked with her over the last thirteen years. During that time, her mother prayed....relentlessly...for her daughter. And over this past year, God has answered her prayers. Because of her willingness to continue to share her faith with her daughter and to never cease praying for her, her daughter was not only reconciled to her family but also with Christ. There is no question she woke up to her Savior.

I challenge each of you reading my blog today. Do you know where you will spend eternity? I am reminded once again that life is so incredibly short. In the blink of an eye, your entire life can be altered and you may find yourself standing before your Maker much sooner than you anticipated. Life rarely turns out the way we think it will. It is a winding road, sometimes filled with gentle ups and downs, sometimes steep and dark valleys, or beautiful views from the mountain tops. While the valleys may come as a shock to you, your friends, or family, God is never surprised. Your days here on this earth are short. They are but the blink of an eye. Are you secure in your salvation? Have you asked Jesus to come into your heart and be the Lord of your life? If not, today is your day. Don't wait a moment longer.

If you want to know more, I invite you to email me at happilynn@sbcglobal.net.

Teach us, O Lord, to number our days.


Anonymous said...

It's nice that you have your faith to comfort you when someone you care for is experiencing hard times.

In your view of the world, I hope you allow for the possibility that their are many different forms of faith and worship and that none are all right and none are all wrong.

MorningSong said...

So beautifully said Happi!! It is easy to think we have years or even decades more ahead of us. We must remember that we are only promised right now. We need to be mindful of our time today.

Blessings to you and to those around you who are suffering such heart felt pain.

Glass Half Full said...

Breaks really bring reflection, huh? I know it did for me!



Happi said...

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for your comment. Just to respond, Jesus said, "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) While I understand your comment, I also challenge you to look up this passage and see what God's word says for yourself. Thanks again for commenting. ~Happi

MorningSong said...

I take the Healthy Trinity when I can. It is costly but if pregnant or feeling sick - it is SOOOO worth it!!

I give the kids LifeStart. It is a powder I put into their milk every morning.

Julie V. said...

Dear Happi,

Thanks for reminding us how short life is and how LONG eternity is. We most definitely want to be with our Maker when the time comes for us to pass from this life.

Praying for your friends who are most definitely in the valley right now. God will show up for them in amazing ways because he is always good and faithful. Our family is a testimony to that for sure.



Adventures In Babywearing said...

Something very important and real to think about. Thank you for the reminder and nudge for us to be aware of those around us and how we can reach out in this way, too.


Just T said...

Having had a recent heart scare myself the past few weeks, and being only 33 & a Mother of 2 young children, I truly know how precious life is, especially when faced with the thought that it could all be taken away at any moment!

My deepest condolences to you and the family who lost a loved one, and prayers for the lady in hospital.

Thank you for sharing, Happi.

Kate said...

Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. Sometimes you get so catch up in life...you forget to stop and be thankful to God and His gift of granting us one more day.

Carla said...

Praise God for His eternal blessings. May all who read your post put their trust in Him. Thank you for not being ashamed of the gospel!