Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand, Six Hundred Minutes

What a year! I am in a totally different place at the end of this year than I was last year at this time. It is amazing what a little time can do. It’s amazing how time can move, flow, and continue to transform us and carry us along.

This year is over and tomorrow starts a new one. As I reflect on this past year, I am reminded of the Broadway song used for my title. How do you really measure a year? How do you measure its effect on the life of each one of us?

Is it measured in daylights; in sunsets; in midnights; in cups of coffee?
Is it measured in inches; in miles; in laughter; in strife?
How do you measure a year of life?

Tomorrow starts a new year. You will have 525,600 minutes of life. You will have 525,600 journeys to try and plan. What will you do? How will you measure the success of your next year of life?

Remember that love is a gift from up above. Share love; give love. Measure you life in love. Measure your life in Seasons of Love.

The writer’s of this song were thinking of a human love when they wrote it. They were thinking of the love shared between two people. This song could be so much more powerful if we took it to mean the type of loved expressed in scripture- Godly love.

Give someone love this year- real genuine love. Give Godly love: The love that gives without hope of return; the love that wants more for others than self; the love that is patient and kind.

Getting past me, my own problems and my own situations, and putting others first would be genuine love. We will only experience the fullness of God’s promise when we began to show true love. Lord- help me most!

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Mandy said...

Joseph you have such a way with words! The way you have of putting things into perspective is really neat! I hope you have a great year in 2009 and that God blesses you in more ways than you can even imagine!

janet anglin said...

This is beautiful and soooo true! I pray God's richest and deepest blessings on your life this new year.

Jeanetta Orange said...

What a beautiful post!! I must concur with Mandy, you have a way with words, a sensitive spirit. We pray God's best be yours in 2009. Can't wait for more words of inspiration.

Jeanetta Orange said...

I had to leave another comment, Joseph. I'm new in blogging so after leaving my first comment, I decided I would read more of your posts. Your posts are so awesome, inspiring. The "tenth day of Christmas" was especially touching. You have such a wonderful outlook and I know that's because of your love for God and all that was instilled in you by wonderful parents. You have a wonderful heritage. Keep dreaming, keep believing.
God bless