• William T. Howe Ph.D.

July 1, 2021

Daily Reading: Psalm 90-95

Psalm 90:9

For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

The story of our life is as a tale that is told. It is told in at least two or three places.

It is told to those around us as we live it.

It may be told to those in Heaven as it is being lived.

It will be told at one of the two great judgments (the Judgment Seat of Christ or the Great White Throne Judgment)

So, what is your story? Is it one of an overcomer? Is it one of a person who lives by faith? Is it one of friendship, loyalty, work, improvement, love, and good works? Is it a story that you will be glad to share with others? Will it bring honor to your name and to your Lord? Will the generations of your family be blessed by your tale?

Writing these words, I can answer both yes and no to almost every question. I have overcome and I have been overcome. I live by faith, but there are times I have not lived by faith. I have friends but have not always been the right kind of friend. The same contradiction is found in my life in the area of loyalty, work, improvement, love, and good works, for at times I have these and at times these have been deficient. Mine is a mixed tale.

But then so is everyone’s. Praise His name though, the future of my tale has not been written yet. This year, next year, I can be an overcomer, live by faith more consistently, strengthen friendships, be more loyal, work more diligently, improve areas that need it, love more deeply, and perform more and greater good works.

As with any good novel, the last chapter is the most important, for it wraps up the complete story based upon that which has been written. If in the last chapter, I pray to make it a good one. For everything before now, is the preface of the story. For today is the day that counts at the end of the story. If today is not the last entry, then tomorrow may be. How about you?

Until that tomorrow, live for Christ today.

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