By Bill Brandstatter

Via Bulletin Gold

My birthday is March 2nd. You may be reading this before or
after that day. It causes mne to think about life and mny status with
God. The reflections cause me to look backward and forward. I
have realized daily the expression “time flies.” The writer James
told of life and stated, “It is even a vapor that appears for a little
time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14 NKJV) Reflection is
good for the soul. It causes us to look at where we are and where
we ought to be. The Psalmist stated regarding life, “For it is soon
cut off, and we fly away.” (Psa. 90:10)

Where have I been? My past life is gone. The present is now.
Whatever mistakes I made in the past I need to forget and move
on. The apostle Paul had to remind himself to do that. He stated
he was forgetting those things which were behind and reaching
forward to those things which are ahead” (Phil.3:13). I can’t
change the past. I can make the present better.

Where am I now? God is concerned about where we are now.
The urgency of the moment is expressed in several Bible
passages. Paul wrote, “Now is the accepted time; behold, now is
the day of salvation”(2 Cor. 6:2). We should be redeeming the
time” (Eph. 5:16).

Where will I be in the future? I don’t know what the future
holds, but I know who holds the future. The best way to prepare
for the future is to prepare now. The future happens with the
dawn of every new day. As one person stated, “Today is the start
of the rest of your life.” My entrance into heaven depends on
what I do while here on earth. I have the chance now to do what
I must to enter heaven one day. What a difference a day can
make. We must obey Jesus today, so that we can see Him
tomorrow. (Mark 16:16; Heb. 5:8,9)