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May 20, 2011
This week I have felt a stirring in my heart to share my thoughts and do some bible study on TIME and then I found it really difficult to find the time to put together this writing. Trust you’ll find it worth the wait…
Time is precious. We never seem to have enough time and find ourselves running out of it. When I think about time, these are the thoughts that come to mind; frustration when I’ve wasted my time and regret that I have not used my time to its fullest potential. Sometimes I just don’t have the time for the things I love and enjoy doing, because I have work to do that has to get done. It bothers me and makes me sad that I am not able to spend and share all the special moments in time with loved ones that live far away. When you have children you seem to notice time passing by quicker than ever before and you have to treasure and keep those precious moments in your heart and mind. We all have different things that we consider to be the most important things in life to spend our time on. Time is valuable and as a child of God, it is important to priorities and make sure you make time for the things that are most important to God.
We have to make the most of each moment because our time here on earth is brief and as children of God, this time is preparing us for an eternity with Him. David realised this and found his hope in the Lord:
Psalm 39:4-7 “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you."
After searching studies I found this powerful comment (by unknown) regarding this scripture on bible.org. : In David’s Psalm 39 complaint to God, he said, “You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You”. (verse 5 in NKJV). He meant that to an eternal God our time on earth is brief. God doesn’t want us to waste it. When we do, we throw away one of the most precious commodities He gives us. Each minute is an irretrievable gift—and unredeemable slice of eternity. ~ ~
How we spend our time is important to God and God wants us to spend it wisely. I have recently looked at my life and decided to make changes for the better. Firstly I started spending more time with God and by doing this I’ve found biblical and Godly wisdom to change myself and my days. I have looked at the way I spend my time and what really is important and have made changes for the better. It is a daily commitment. I know God firstly wants us to spend time with Him, because when we spend time in relationship with our Father God, we find all the love, strength and hope we need to live our time! When studying His Word (the Bible) God teaches us how to live this life and shows us to serve others with the gift He has given us. When we give our time to God, He will make every moment count!
I challenge you to look at your time and what you spend doing with it. Ask and trust God to help you spend your time wisely!
I leave you with Ecclesiastes 3. Have a wonderful weekend and treasure your time:)
Ecclesiastes 3 (NIV) A Time for Everything
"1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account. "