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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Seize the Opportunity

A little over a year and a half ago, I became friends with a woman that had just moved into the area from Georgia. We got to know each other and found that we had a lot in common. We have attended church and various Bible studies together. She watched my boys so my husband and I could go away for our 20th anniversary. For quite a while now we also have been walking once a week for exercise. We catch up with each other with what has gone on in our lives the past week, share prayer requests and pray together. Our time together has been sweet and precious.

Due to various circumstances it is looking likely that she and her husband will be moving back to Georgia in the very near future. This saddens my heart. I realize how precious the time is that we have with people. We never know how long or short our time will be together. I feel that God is telling me the importance of making the most of every opportunity.

Perhaps there is something that you have been dragging your heels about doing, or you haven't let someone you love know how much you appreciate them. Don't let the day go by without doing the things that you feel God is calling you to do. Be faithful to His desires for your life.

3 comments:

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Thanks for the gentle push dear bloggy friend! Yes, I know exactly what I'm supposed to do~

Sweet blessings,
Lysa

BLMOM said...

Oh, this is just what I needed to hear today! I just found out a neighbor and good friend will be moving to Spain for 3 years with her family soon. I have not spent near enough time with her lately and I guess I just felt like she would always be right down the street. I need to connect with her now before they move so I won't regret that I didn't when she is gone.

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Yes. You're right. I want to be quick to appreciate the blessings of friendship,not knowing God's timetable for their time in my life.