Time Takes Longer Than You Think

We plan, plans change.

We have goals and the goals can be frustrated and prolonged.

We want to get more done and time slips away from us.

Why is time so elusive, why are our plans often moved and changed, why is time so user-friendly so often?

I believe all issues of the like are due to this one truth… God is more concerned with our heart than our time-table. He wins. God wants a relationship with us and will develop that at the risk of our schedule. He loves us too much and knows too much about us to worry with time when sometimes the heart is needing something else. He will do what is best for us long term. That is infinitely more important eternally for us. God is always concerned about human souls. And for one, I will be inconvenienced anytime to learn whatever lesson God has for me because He knows the most and loves me best. I am honored.πŸ˜„β€

Finished Reading a Book!

Thanks be to God! I actually was able to squeeze in reading an entire book!! That was alongside teaching and working and the band and family needs and wants and reading my Bible and birthdays and so on! An entire book! I am so thankful to God who has taught me to use every moment for the best and provided more usable time for me than I thought possible. Praise God!πŸ˜„β€πŸ“š

October’s Eyes Nearly Closed

Most everyone close to me has a birthday in October. There are a few in other months, but everyone under my roof (other than me) entered this world in October. My sister, friends and about a hundred other people who wanted our potential party venues (lol).

So now, October stretches and has quite nearly closed its eyes for yet another year. It rears it’s head and declared all are a year older and rests peacefully another year. She rests her head blissfully unaware of how she forced me to work tirelessly between her awakening and sleeping.

But through it all, I praise God for seeing me and you through another October and I am so very thankful for His blessing through the month and year up to now. I long to go home but He is blessing me and even freshly blessed by a friend encouraging and praying with me today. So, sleep, dear October, and praise God!!πŸ˜„β€

Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

From August 2:

“Bring Me thr sacrifice of your time: a most precious commodity. In this action-addicted world, few of My children take time to sit quietly in My presence. But for those who do, blessings flow like streams of living water. I, thr One from whom all blessings flow, am also blessed by our time together. This is a deep mystery; do not try to fathom it. Instead, glorify Me by delighting in Me. Enjoy Me now and forever!”❀

(Psalm 21:6; John 7:37-38; Psalm 103:11; Psalm 34:3)

Presence

Be present today. When someone talks to you, stop what you are doing, make eye contact, really actively listen and surrender to the moment. How can we possibly be who God meant us to be and fulfill His will for us without such humble sacrifice. You will never win for the Lord someone you ignore or neglect.❀

On Borrowed Time

Every moment of life, we are on borrowed time. The moment is not ours to spend as we wish for our glory or even someone else’s glory. The moments we are given are for God, who is ironically not bound by time, but that is another matter. Our moments are a gift for God, meant to being Him glory and draw us closer to Him. And this beautiful treasure of time is sacred to Him. Being my primary love language, I get the time thing. We need to make the most of our time and pack as much love and worship into each moment we can. And this honors God and brings out God’s glory and love through us. Wow.❀❀❀

Deep Time

When we operate with eternal vision and perspective, time ceases its flippancy. It values time simultaneously as a great non-issue (as the condition and choices of the spiritual heart matter more than time with passes or conditions and environments surrounding them) and as invaluable in that all these choices need to be made in the short duration of grace while we are living in the physical realm. It is simple to make these choices in the light of eternal choice of destination but gets much more complicated with the myriads of distractions and temptations. See, our enemy knows the simplicity of salvation and that God wins and has won. So our enemy creates distraction to lure us out of protection to join him in his eternal damnation. Of course, he lies about that too and promises so many beautiful things he cannot supply and has no intention of if he could.

So remember the deep time and keep am eternal perspective and tell the distractions to go to hell without you and run from them. Remain secure in the love of God and salvation through Jesus Christ. Nothing else matters much. ❀