Live in Moments Not Days

 There will come a day…
When I will have to say…
“Good-bye.”
Until that day, I will live trusting, and loving, and giving, and sharing, the love of my God to all who will listen.
My children grown, grand-babies still home…
Will know I lived in faith, strong, in the God of my Salvation.
From newborn, to a girl of six
I learned to walk and talk and run and swim
No cares of any, for I was loved by them…
From six to eighteen…
I learned who Jesus is, and asked him to come and live in me.
I learned reading, writing and arithmetic.
I learned to ride a bike, climb trees, make friends, drive a car and marry.
From eighteen to thirty-one, life barely begun…
Four thriving, wonderful sons, now my life was full of fun…
There were adventures I’d dreamed that would never come, but some did…
Not knowing what life held, just up ahead…
From thirty-one to fifty-eight
I learned life could be difficult and weary…and full of ache…
Heartbroken, and shattered, my dreams were all scattered…I clung to the God I knew
Knowing He would not forsake me, He knew just what to do…
Rebellion and disobedience leave wounds inside of you, and the pain you feel; only God can heal, as you surrender to His will…
From fifty-eight to sixty-three
I learned that God still walked with me. I surrendered to the call, he had given me. I learned that life could be happier and fuller, by letting Him live in me…
You have a life to live…
But remember this…
When you are young, you’re strong and have the whole world before you…
You make choices, some will be foolish and lead you down a path that is full of heartache and despair…but you won’t know it until you are there…Understand, you can always turn around and begin again…
For when you are old, looking back at your life’s journey, you will see, the mistakes you made…the triumphs, the victories and the defeats…there will be wins and there will be losses…so as you go…don’t be so quick to ignore elderly voices, who have been there… Be wise and listen…there’s a reason for Wisdom…She’s been there and walked the road ahead of you….She knows the pitfalls and the detours and the slippery slopes of deceit and woe…she’s seen battles won and death come and go…she’s been beaten and abused and dealt with evil and used, but she kept her eyes on the only one who could bring her safely home…
Don’t be afraid to ask for her…that shows strength of character…and when you come to a crossroad not knowing which way to choose…ask her and she will tell you…
Life is bitter and life is sweet.
And maybe just maybe you can learn from Her mistakes…
Saving you years of heartache…
Failures you will make…get back up… it is never too late…
You’ve a long journey to make…
Life is your best teacher….Don’t take a single minute to hesitate…let Wisdom be your guide…
When all is done and you are weak and youth has come and gone…
If you are wise you’ll know your song of blessings were in disguise…
When life was hard and you closed your eyes, to pray
Wisdom gave you words that were wise…
And you realize, your life is over, and you have to say, “Good-bye.”
Listen, live your life in wisdom’s care…
When you find you’re slipping and in despair…
Reach for the hand, that’s been there…
Love completely, laugh sweetly, dream your beautiful dreams…Live your life in moments not days…give your life to others with praise…at the end of your struggling you’ll find His ways…were all worth living for!

“Not good-bye, just, see ya later!”

–Marla Shaw O’Neill June 1, 2017
Psalm 37:25 New King James Version (NKJV)
I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
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I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

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