time is not my friend…it’s not yours either

“We must now define what it means to be Christian because the hypocrisy
of some can be confusing to a watching world.”

David Fiorazo

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?
Or am I trying to please people?
If I were still trying to please people,
I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1:10


(the fishing seems slim / Rosemary Beach / Julie Cook / 2018)

Piggybacking on yesterday’s post regarding David Fiorazo’s book The Cost of our Silence,
I’ll admit that my reading of this book of his will be a slow go—because time is not my friend.
Not that it is a friend to any of us.

For time is of the essence.
But it is rapidly waning.

Time being a central theme I’ve now been sounding for nearly four years.
Ever since a trip to Ireland and a Divine revelation.

And yet it remains…not a friend.

Not a friend to our lives as in it eats up what we call our own.
And it is equally destructive to our Spiritual lives.
As in it’s running out…time is running out…
but who wants to hear about that…
because that would mean we’d need to get up, get out, remove ourselves
from our comfort zones and really get ourselves busy.

And as Spiritual Beings, the idea that our time is growing more and more limited
by the day, is, well…something that should have us all gearing up to get to work.

Here are a few more thoughts from our friend and author David Fiorazo’s introduction from his
book The Cost of our Silence.
A little more food for thought.
More of the impetus for our getting up and getting going before our time runs out.

America has more Chrisitan churches and more resources than ever before–
more than any other country in the world–
so why do we look less and less like a Christian nation every day?
We have more Bibles, seminaries, Chrisitan music, and Christian entertainment than ever before.
We have the fanciest churches, the finest Christian colleges, countless ministries and no profits,
and we have an abundance of Christian radio, television, and Christin bookstores across the country.
Now consider the swindling amount of Christian influence in our culture today.
Something is drastically wrong.

Christians in America are facing indoctrination from a multitude of directions.
Schools instruct our children in evolution, environmentalism, and earth worships.
Later they learn about Freudian psychology, social justice, and homosexuality.
We are deluged with secular entertainment, promiscuity, and promotion of the abortion business.
Society is inundated with Marxism, socialism, and secularism.
Our lives are bombarded with atheism, witchcraft, false religions, and liberalism.
Even in some church denominations, liberals (some may refer to them as religious
“progressives” or the “Christian Left”) have gained power and introduced theological
heresies including New Age philosophies.

“If we are serious about our faith, others will know.”

“We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle.
This is not a friendly gentleman’s discussion.
It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and
those who claim the name of Christ.”
Francis Schaeffer

So what name are we claiming because we don’t have much more time remaining to be deciding…

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:13

17 comments on “time is not my friend…it’s not yours either

  1. Very powerful. Thanks for the insight.

    Love this from Jesus: “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

    Amen!

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Time can be perceived as an enemy, I guess. I realize that with every day I’ve been given. Even when our health is good and we’re still able to get around, there is still time to enjoy. I agree that time is running out though, as far as our spiritual lives are concerned. We are a nation of independently free people. We think that means that we have control over our lives. I am so glad that isn’t true. God will always direct the lives of those who follow Him. Yet He gives us the freedom to make the decision to do so. Our prayers in themselves cannot save others, but our voices and actions can lead others to seek the peace that we have. Time is running out, but eternity in heaven is the hope of all believers.

  3. hatrack4 says:

    I just commented on a friends post, DMQuotes, about time management yesterday. What time we have should be used as efficiently as possible, because you are right, we only have a limited time. Love the quotes from the book. Can’t wait to read more.

  4. Jesus said about Himself but it is yet true today, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work (John 9:4).”

  5. Harold maloney says:

    Time does seem to speed up in step with our aging. Compare how quickly the past 12 years have seemed to go with those 12 years of ELHI.
    It’s like watching that roll of TP, as you unwind the paper at a constant rate the spindle starts to spin faster and faster.
    When you see the end of the roll (role) coming it is flying.

    • Is that the truth Harold? Early one life just wouldn’t move fast enough for us…we wanted to be “grown” so badly…now that we are grown…we wonder how and when we actually got here…as we’d love things to slow down now a bit 🙂

  6. Wally Fry says:

    God is longsuffering and patient towards us…..until. The problem is, we don’t know the….until. That is why time is so critical and of the absolute essence. Way too many of us act as if we will just go on until some time WE have determined.

    James 4:14 King
    Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

  7. Thank you for sharing this snippet from the book you are reading. I am formatting my next book, written twenty-two years ago, One Month to Live ~ A Father’s Last Words. My life was never the same after those last three weeks with my dad. Reliving those days as I ready this book for publishing has given me a new zeal for work of the Kingdom, and for my posts, Beyond a Mere Christianity. Blessings as you continue to enjoy your granddaughter and pass on to her your legacy.

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