Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jay Quine quips, "Seize today!"

Hebrews 3:13 Carpe Diem
"But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today."

Haveyou ever thought, “I’ll be happy when I make more money; when I graduate fromcollege; when I get married; when we have children, or when I retire inFlorida?” We often find ourselves livingfor the future when some benchmark is achieved, as if today isn’t goodenough. But today is when and where weare to live. The Bible says, “Encourageone another day after day, so long as it is called “today.”” This is Dr. JayQuine. Let me encourage you today, notto live in the dream of the future; and don’t be crippled by an event in the past. Enjoy this moment, right here, rightnow. Stay here, in the living presence of the risen Savior, and by faith enter intoHis rest, knowing that the Lord wants fellowship with you today in the here andnow.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quine on God's View of Your Work (not works!)

Colossians 3:23 Do your work as unto the Lord
Christians need to understand the value God places on our work. These are not our jobs, but are a means to worship the Lord, for theBible says, “do your work heartily, as for the Lord, rather than for men.” Thisis Dr. Jay Quine, looking with you the Lord's instruction for your“work”. Work well done rises like a hymn of praise toGod. This means that the doctor on the rounds, the scientist in the laboratory,the teacher in the classroom, the musician at the music, the artist at thecanvas, the shop assistant at the counter, entering data at the computer, thebusiness owner, or board member, the homemaker in the kitchen -- all doingtheir work as it should be done are joining in a great act of worship. Remember, you don't work for yourself, even if you own your own company. Do your work as if Jesus was in your office--because He is!!!