Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Time

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6

"Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." 1 Timothy 2:6

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven:
He hath made everything beautiful in his time:" Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11a

I share these verses with you today for God to minister to you what He wishes concerning time. Time is always an issue for me. I can get a lot of work done in a short amount of time, usually. I am sometimes late to functions because I keep trying to get one more thing completed. Time, the passing of it, came into focus recently at a class reunion and then when cousins from Illinois visited here - the first time in 26 years. I was involved with a wedding rehearsal, orchestrated and detailed on written instructions to the minute by the coordinator. And I have spent lots of time praying for God to intervene in situations... I believe we are alive to witness the winding down of the time alloted to us humans on this earth, at least at a point relatively speaking, near the end.

I do well to remember that God does things "in due time." He isn't flustered by a need to hurry. He works in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones on the time chart He is in control of. He can slow it or speed it, according to His purposes in our lives. I want to be in tune with Him. I want to hear Him so I will cooperate - not be in rebellion - with His time for my life events.

One more verse about God and His timing... "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy." Psalm 103:8. How I Praise Him!!!!!!

Here is a recent picture of myself and my wonderful daughter. She and I were together at a wedding, rehearsal and all, this weekend. She is so much fun.

5 comments:

FancyHorse said...

A lovely picture of you and your daugher. She has your smile!

Yes, time is something we really don't understand. It seems we either have too much of it, or not enough. But God knows all the times and the seasons, and His plans are the best plans!

wilma said...

She is beautiful and so are you. Enjoyed being with you yesterday. I told Ronnie Cude today that you were going to play Bunco and she said, "I had her in Sunday School". This will be fun. See ya on Monday at 6:00P. M. sharp. Be on time. LOL

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Well said -- God doesn't concern himself with time . . . He made it! : D

Beautiful daughter! Glad you could slow down and enjoy yourself.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

He is in control and I believe it so :-) Funny how we sometimes get flustered when time doesn't pace as fast as we can or complain when things are just going to slow. But if we only stop and learn to reflect on things - there beneath the "busy-ness" or the stillness there is that special something for us waiting to unfold :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Ruth MacC said...

Lovely photo:0)
You both loook great.