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Keller: Time is now to turn planning into action

Jeanne and I have been attending “One Hope Church” in New Orleans. The church is only four months old.

Our granddaughter Amber’s husband Josh Canizaro is the pastor. After spending 10 years at the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Ala., they felt a calling to come back home.

Sunday, maybe because of my age, the message seemed directed especially to me.

The main focus was on Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” Job 7:6, “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle” and James 4:14, “For what is your life? Is it even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”

The bottom line is that we all have good intentions, but maybe in 2015 we should turn those intentions into action. We were given three steps to achieve this.  

Put first things first.

Exert your energy on the things that really matter. In other words, quit wasting time.

Do it now! Pursue God’s best.

When we do these simple things, we will be in God’s Will for our lives and enjoy the peace and success that He promises. Outside of His Will for us, we feel the pressures of life and reap only confusion and failure.

The only way to turn intentions into action is to quit planning when and do it now.

It was suggested that we focus on reading the Bible, love and serve the people God has put in our lives, and develop other relationships.      

In 2015 may we concentrate with all our hearts on God’s purpose for our lives.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or e-mail: hkeller@comcast.net.