We are born, and we die.
The time in between we call life.

 

I recently read a story entitled,  The Dash “-.” I had heard it years ago and the first time I had heard the phrase, I immediately thought of a sprint or quick movement. Other definitions refer to dash as breaking something to pieces. This definition of dash reminds me of Psalm 2:9 where the Lord will destroy His enemies by dashing them to pieces like pottery. However, the dash I’m writing about today is not about breaking something nor is it about doing something quickly. No, the dash I speak of is the time between our birth and the day we enter eternity. The dash is the small line between these two significant dates. That line, “the dash,” is our journey.

This journey is not easy, though there will be some smooth terrain at times. There will be times when we will enjoy that dash and other times when we will wish it was over. If we focus on the pleasures of the world, we will be more disappointed than happy. That is because our journey is not our own. In fact, the journey is not even about us. It is all about our Creator and bringing Him honor and glory.  As we get started, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. We did not choose the day of our birth.
  2. We do not know the day of our death.
  3. What we can choose is who or what we will serve.

We were created to love God and enjoy Him forever. Sadly, not everyone knows or believes this. I would like you to keep this in mind as you follow me on my journey and as you reflect on your own. Just as a building needs a foundation to get started; we need to have a starting point as well. A place where we can look back and see the distance that the Lord has taken us. It will help us focus on what lies ahead and also help us get back on track or maintain the path we are on.

I encourage you to build your foundation on the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope to expound on this in the future, but for now, seek to know Him by crying out to Him. If you have a relationship with Jesus, start your new journey by renewing your heart and life to become more like Him.

I hope that my “dash” will help you to find freedom in the dash Maker, Jesus Christ.

 1 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

[Rom 12:1-2 CSB]

I’m in Christ, a husband to 1, a father to 6, a child to 2, and a friend to many.

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