Words from the Heart for Tuesday September 4th, 2018
Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them…”
Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NKJV)
Remember Your Creator
This verse is the wisdom of the Lord to all who are in the days of their youth. Yes, those days are challenging, but also less complicated. A decision for Christ early in life brings life-long rewards. It’s a privilege to give the Lord all of our years. Don’t delay. The time to start is today!
Veterans Affairs Canada has on its website a page called “Heroes Remember.” It is filled with first person recollections of military experiences. As the website says: “Heroes Remember” interviews allow us to share in a special time in the lives of ordinary individuals, who became extraordinary when life took an unusual turn. Young men and women departed from their families and the safety of their homes because of their unyielding sense of duty and patriotism and, for many, to satisfy their curiosity and desire for adventure.”
Check with any group of Christians and you will find that the vast majority of us became followers of Christ between the ages of 4 and 14. In fact, there is a growing global recognition that if we are going to reach people with the Gospel, we should focus on those in that age range. The Bible gives us some good advice about this. Ecclesiastes 12:1 says, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them…” How wise we are to commit our lives to Jesus Christ when we are young. Walking with Him throughout our lives will bring us a lifetime of peace and purpose, and the assurance of His plan for our lives being worked out throughout our lives. It is never too late to become a follower of Jesus. But there is great wisdom in committing your life to Him when you are young. If you are young, have you committed your life to Jesus Christ? And if you are more mature believer, how can you impact a young person for Jesus today?
These have been words from the heart.