Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Teach us to make our days count.
I like that!
Thank you -
For today, I look back on one of the worlds most famous cartoonists, the late Charles Schultz. We have all found some wisdom in his Peanuts strips, and on more than one occasion, I have used one of them in a message on Sunday. There will be no more new ones for us to derive both pleasure and wisdom from, but for a while at least, we can still find one now and then that is new to US. This was a new one to me, and perhaps you have not seen it either.
There is a conversation going on between Lucy and Charlie Brown. Lucy said that life is like a deck chair. Some place it in the bow, so they can see where they are going; some place it in the stern, so they can see where they have been; and some place it in the middle, so they can see where they are at present.
Charlie Brown looked distressed and said: "I can't even get mine unfolded."
Can you relate to Charlie Brown? Do you listen to the philosophy of how other people are living their lives, and wonder what the purpose of yours is? Do you read about others’ goals and aspirations, and wonder what, exactly, YOU want to accomplish? Do you see the achievements of other people, and wonder what you are accomplishing in your life?
As with all questions concerning our lives, the answers are in the instruction book.
Acts 20:24 (GWT);
“But I don’t place any value on my own life. I want to finish the race I’m running. I want to carry out the mission I received from the Lord Jesus—the mission of testifying to the Good News of God’s kindness.”
That should be our purpose! To live for Jesus Christ, to have as a goal the furtherance of his Gospel, to reach for things OUTSIDE of ourselves! When we do this, we will find that the deck chair unfolds quite easily; that life is no longer puzzling.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.