Running Out of Time :: By Holly Spate

Don’t always say, “there’s still time” or “maybe next time” because there’s also a concept of “It’s too late…” – Unknown

None of us are promised tomorrow. Each day, each minute, each breath is a gift. The author of our life, the Creator of our very existence, knows when we will breathe our first breath and when we will take our last breath on this earth.

We are not wiser than our Creator. We cannot add to our days. No amount of technology or medical advancements will keep us alive one day longer than what the Creator has decided.

We have breath because He breathed life into us.

Our hearts keep beating… the blood keeps pumping because of Him.

We have life because of the Creator and Lord of all life.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

Luke 12:6-7 says, “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

God not only designed, created, and breathed life into you, His love for you is so amazingly beautiful… beyond comprehension. His great, unconditional love moved Him to send His very Son, His one and only precious Son Jesus, to the cross.

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

His love brought the greatest of all gifts to mankind. His act of love brought salvation, redemption, and rescue. We have hope because of Him. There is no hope without Him.

No one and nothing can save but the Savior…not government, not man, not religion, not riches, not fame, not technology, not good works, not simply being a good person. Only putting faith and trust in Jesus Christ will save.

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me'” (John 14:6).

Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection offers you forgiveness of all sin and a bridge back to God. Accepting Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior means you have a new life in Him, you are forgiven of all your sins because of Jesus’ sacrifice, and you are saved and sealed. It also means you will one day spend eternity with Him in heaven. It means when you take your final breath in this life, you will take your first breath in heaven and forever be with the One who created you, breathed life into you, died for you, and saved you. You will forever be with your Creator, your Savior!

It starts by understanding what Jesus did for you and by admitting you are a sinner in need of a Savior. Believe that Jesus’ death on the cross redeems you from death and sin. Repent of your sins and ask God’s forgiveness. Accept His free gift of salvation.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 10: 9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

No one knows what tomorrow may bring,

And no one is promised tomorrow.

Life is short; Life is precious.

The time you have is now, this second.

If you’ve already put your trust in Jesus, vow to grow closer to Him, and do more for Him in the time you have.

If you haven’t made the decision to make Him Lord of your life, don’t let another minute slip by; don’t delay. Asking Him into your heart, your life, is the greatest decision you will ever make. It is a decision that will affect your today, your tomorrow, and your entire eternity.

He Loves YOU.

Remember: Don’t always say, “there’s still time” or “maybe next time” because there’s also a concept of “It’s too late…”

Please, don’t let it be too late for you.