Category: Purposes In Life


The Old Prospector

The Nountaineer

In a certain sense, we are given choices that determine our eternal course in this life. Jesus described these choices as between two paths that take us through either a “straight and narrow gate” or a “wide path” that leads to eternal destruction, and many go therein. This is to many today somewhat of a simplified set of choices that seem to be somewhat outdated or even unrealistic. I can assure you, that to those of you who  doubt that life can be so simple as having these two decisions but it is as true today as it was in Jesus day! We can make the decision to reject the God of the Bible and live that very Godless life which consists of self-gratification and basic selfishness. These people try to do good things to try to satisfy their conscience and do it in the sight of others so that those acquaintances or so-called friends will think well of them but they are still empty inside afterwords when all is said and done, but they never really find true satisfaction!

It is only when these people give up their efforts to find satisfaction in anything other than God Himself! They must fill that empty spot in their soul, that God shaped void that only God can fill and then and only then will they start to find true peace and fulfillment. This is the straight and narrow gate that leads to eternal life! It is a narrow path because our choices are limited yet well-defined by the maker of all things and He and only He has the right to say what is good in His eyes and we must obey. The thing to remember is that God truly loves us and only wants that which is best for us so we must give our will to him and simply “Trust”. Since He created us then he absolutely knows what is best! So then, will you surrender your choices to his guidance and simply trust Him? The narrow path is the best path for both you and I! Jesus said to His disciples “Follow Me” and we must do the same. I have chosen to follow Him and my life has not been the same! I gave Him the title-deed to my life which he already owned but since he has given us free will, we must make the decision to allow Him to take control of our lives and He will do that which is best for our lives since He knows the future!

Will you consider how well you have done, with you in control of your life? Now consider that the Creator of the universe knows how to do it better, much better! Give Him  a chance before it is too late! Our days are numbered and He is the only one who knows how much longer we have to make that very important decision and we do not! Once we die, then our last chance is gone for ever! We are given plenty of evidence in the creation itself to know that He exists. The knowledge of him is built into us but sometime during childhood, our society manages to put enough doubt into us to cause us to procrastinate  and try to manage our lives ourselves. Later we die without making that very important decision and then you are without hope because your life is gone for ever! Please consider that “Straight and Narrow Gate”, while you still can! We have a God-given purpose, try to find it! This is based on a passage in Matthew Chapter 7 verse 13.

The Nounainteer

God Saves, While We Are Alive !

 







I have felt unusually down-in-the-dumps lately and I have not understood why. Today, I went to a Super Store whose name I will leave unmentioned, and at the next check-out counter I recognized three women of whom two do not live in my neck of-the-woods normally but I knew why they were in the area. The 90-year-old mother of the two sisters were in town because their mother had suffered some Type of heart attack. I had been in the dark except for a brief description about this woman being in the hospital. We finished checking-out at the same time and I was very anxious to ask about their mother. When I did, I was given the bad news that she had passed away yesterday.

 

I ate lunch with this woman in a semi-public facility a few times each week, and had done so for a few years. I had been very concerned about her because she had behaved in an unusual way in previous months. Her attitude toward me had changed, even though I took very good care of her. I suspected that it had to do with the fact that I had on a few occasions mentioned that I was a Christian and had made brief comments to another person sitting with us, along those lines. Even though these comments were made to other people seated with us, I suspected that it bothered her somehow. I believe that she was not “Saved”and she had developed hard feelings toward me, because of it, somehow. I am now convinced that The Holy Spirit had worked on her heart but she was resistant. I had waited for an opportunity to witness to her but she never joined the conversation when Christian related comments were made in her hearing.

 

My heart has been very burdened because of her spiritual condition and somehow, The Holy Spirit was causing me to be troubled over her condition because her time was short! This goes back to other posts that I have written about “Spiritual Gifting”and It was the gift of “Spiritual Discernment” that through God’s Spirit, had troubled me for this past week or longer! Now she is Gone and I am convinced that she is not in a good place because of her stubbornness and now she will have to endure an eternity of punishment. I can not tell you how saddened I am over this situation and wish it had turned out differently. If you have anyone close to you who you suspect that he or she is not saved then make every effort to talk to them, privately, if possible because you may not have another chance, which was the case in my life. It is too important to allow an opportunity to witness to pass by!

An Ongoing Quest For Answers

My Poetry / My Life

A Question of life – Copyrighted  DDB

1/17/2011

Quite often, I ask myself what should I be, just another poet, an apple in a tree?

The answer is out there, it is so difficult to see.

It is shadowed by heartache, it is shadowed by thee. Should I be a poet?

Should I be a cook? Should I go to college? Should I write a book?

The answer is out there, it is so difficult to see.

Will I ever find, what life means to me?