The Wear and
Tear of Life.
how only the two first letters differ? Yes, I feel as if wear and tear
which also spells "Tear", meaning a small or large leak from
the heart are so much alike or have so much in common. I feel as if this
new year may bring a lot of wear on the physical as well as the mental.
You know God did not promise us a bed of roses as a life style. I have
never read about a minister just falling into the ministry. There are
always trials and temptation and error on their journey. Without our
mistakes how would we know we were on our way to perfection.
think about my journey to where I am today and how time has flown by. I
remember sitting and telling my husband last year at this time,
Christmas will be back again before we know it. Well here is the end of
a new year again. Its coming faster and faster. I havenít even had
time to forget last year and memories are starting for the new year.
Peter 3:8 But beloved, be not ignorant of this, one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
know now what this meant. Can you imagine the Lord sitting back watching
us move at such a fast pace? I think He lets us go slower in our own
eyes to give us time to think and correct our mistakes. Have you
corrected your mistakes from the past year or do they still linger, have
you learned anything from those mistakes or are you still making them?
have a new chance, a new year or for some, a new day or week or then
again maybe a few months. A young man came into our place of business
the other day and was dying with cancer, he was crying, he had been
living in sin and wanted to make things right. He said he knows the Lord
and who he is , but the whole idea was he wanted to get married to make
sure his family has something after he is gone, not once did he say, I
donít want to go to hell for living a life of sin, this broke my
heart. Sometimes we get confused as to what is right and wrong. He said
he knew the Lord, but his word says this.
4:17, He that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Once we are
enlighten by the word of God we are accountable for our actions. Once
your heart has received the word, which is Jesus Christ, you do know
right from wrong. Our lives need to change. One thing about the human
being is we have the right to change. I love the term
"enlighten", that means a light, a way of seeing, burdens
being lifted, to be made lighter. Think this new year on the fact, He
has given us another year to become enlighten. Knowing him and living
for him is different. Learn the difference. The wear and tear of life
can either destroy you or make you stronger and better. Let it make you
stronger and better, you make the choice. Think of every day you have as
a new chance because you could only have a day to make the change for
© By Harriett Dash 2002