Monday, November 29, 2010

Ask Me Later...

I bet I am not alone.
I know you've done this, too.

The message comes up every time I open my window on my computer.
"Software update. Do you wish to download now?"

I always punch, "Ask me later."

As a result, my internet Explorer has not been updated for several months.

I just hate having to shut my computer down or that it does so automatically.
I mean my time is soooooo valuable, right?

I don't have time to install new software.

On the other hand, I don't know what I am missing either.

Perhaps in the long run the update will save me time.

--But I won't know unless I stop what I am doing and take time to find out.

This is so true of my spiritual life as well.

How will I know what joy and peace can come from a relationship with God unless I take time to open my Bible and find out what He wants from me today?

-Even during the in-between-time of waiting for His direction....or perhaps especially during the in-between-time of waiting for God's answers.

Randy Alcorn wrote in his book, HEAVEN, that it takes time to plan where we are going after this earthly life. Christians spend more time planning for Disney World than they do for their trip to heaven.

Ouch! That hurt! I don't want to download that truth right now.

How am I preparing for my journey? Alcorn shared a saying on a tombstone in Indiana:
Please, stranger, when you pass me by;
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so you will be.
So prepare for death and follow me.

Some unknown person scratched these additional words:
To follow you, I'm not content,
Until I know which way you went (Alcorn, 33).

Which way are you preparing for today? Sounds funny, I know, yet, I am serious.

I hope you won't say, "Ask Me Later."

Join me in reading God's Word and talking to Him about it today, won't you?

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