One Minute before Midnight by Daniel Rodgers

One Minute before Midnight
Dan Rodgers
James 4:13-17 (vs.14)

1. Proverbs 27:1, "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."

2. Matthew 24:44, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

3. Psalm 39:5, "Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee."

QUOTE: In his book, TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, John Rhon writes,

The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today. Today is yesterday's tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity? All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today. All that could have been accomplished can easily elude us, despite our intentions, until we inevitably discover that the things that might have been have slipped from our embrace a single, unused day at a time.

Each of us must pause frequently to remind ourselves that the clock is ticking. The same clock that began to tick from the moment we drew our first breath will also someday cease.

Time is the great equalizer of all mankind. It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard for either. Time offers opportunity but demands a sense of urgency.

When the game of life is finally over, there is no second chance to correct our errors. The clock that is ticking away the moments of our lives does not care about winners and losers. It does not care about who succeeds or who fails. It does not care about excuses, fairness or equality. The only essential issue is how we played the game.

Regardless of a person's current age, there is a sense of urgency that should drive them into action now - this very moment. We should be constantly aware of the value of each and every moment of our lives - moments that seem so insignificant that their loss often goes unnoticed.

We still have all the time we need. We still have lo ...

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