Seeking His Guidance for the Fourth Quarter…..

2 months ago 8
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I appreciate you folks coming here for education, reviews and encouragment.  Today I would like to share some encouragment. I’ve been thinking and praying a lot lately about the game plan for the last few minutes of the fourth quarter of my life.  I read a book some years back titled , “The Fourth Quarter.”  It was a game plan for the last  quarter of a man’s life.  If I live to be 100 I’m in the opening minutes of the last quarter.  If you consider that that is highly unikely I’m definitely, at best, late in the fourth quarter.

 

Let me get this out of the way before I start, I’m not afraid of dying.  I know that this life is just the beginning for those that are secure in Christ’s loving arms.  I’m thrilled to know that it won’t be that long until I will be with Him and so many I’ve loved and lost from here. You might say I’m excited to leave this world to be with my Heavenly Father.  I have always believed that we live this life at the pleasure of our Father in Heaven, we can’t stay minute longer than is His will for us.

 

I’m most concerned about fufilling His will for me in this life here and now.  After years of studying His word, praying and being taught by wonderful teachers, I have come to some foundational truths I want to share with you.  You may have already discovered these yourself!

 

1. God is in Control and He has a plan, even if we are not completely sure about the details!  We can have full trust in Him!

2.  His plan is always for the Good for those that love Him and have accepted His Son as their Savior.

3.  He wants us to know what Jesus taught us when he was here on earth with us, and then reflect those prinicples, He laid down, as a guide for how we are to live our lives.

4.  He wants those people that come in contact with us to be better off than before because of how we represent His will for our lives and theirs.

5.  He wants there to be less of us in our hearts and more of Him and others.

6.  He wants us to give more than we take.

7.  He wants to fellowhip with us and loves when His children come to Him to talk and seek His will for any and all situations.

8.  He wants us to put Him above everything else in our hearts.

 

Well, that’s most of what He is teaching me, I pray you’re hearing those things too! It saddens me to see the strife and hurt in our world today, we can relieve some of that, for some of the people we meet,  by simply sharing His incredible love for them!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

8 Responses

  1. Eric Wojtkun says:

    God Bless you Bill!
    I am under 25 months to the next work phase of my life…and while I am asking myself what should I do to feed this family of 8…I keep praying my vocation he calls me to really becomes obvious.
    I, like you, just want to do what he built me for. I just wish I could see how earthly need #1 gets done while doing heavenly mission #2.
    Thank you for the inspiration. May the Holy Spirit guide you on the path and fortify you for the journey.
    EHW

  2. Eric Wojtkun says:

    God Bless you Bill!
    I am sure the Holy Spirit will guide you on this journey. You are a great example for all of us at listening for God’s mission for you, and discerning how that ties back into the practical accomplishment of your daily walk in life.
    I take notice of how you do it, and know you do it well. So part one of God’s mission for you is being accomplished. You are evangelizing for God in word and deed…and succeeding.
    Your friend, E

  3. As always, Bill, you know (God-led, I’m sure) exactly when many of us could use some affirmation and assurances of the glory which lay ahead. Having recently lost the last direct family member of the previous generation (my Father-In-Law went home to the Lord – the funeral is tomorrow), the need for these words was timely, indeed.
    May your every day be filled with love and laughter.

    • admin says:

      It never ceases to amaze me how the Holy Spirit leads us to do the Father’s will. When I write these blog entries I only know that the Father is urging me to share what He has given me, to hear how it was so timely for you and your family reminds us all that God is aware of our every circumstance and meets our deepest needs! I’m thankful for His Love. You have my deepsest sympathy for your loss, but a great victory, Heaven’s gain!

  4. Brenda Keyser says:

    Amen, Brother Bill! It took me until the second half to be illumined to all the truths you listed. What I discovered is that God allows us to walk through the valleys long enough until we are willing to let go and let Him have His way with our lives. Once we relinquish control we find that His plan for us is better than any plan we had for ourselves.

    Have a blessed day.

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