Archive for August 20, 2014

Tonight it is my turn to do the devotions in our band practice, so I thought I’d share with you the devotions I will be sharing with the band tonight:

When David texted me a few days ago to ask if I’d do the devotions tonight, I said yes, and then immediately thought to myself, when am I going to find the time prepare anything? After reassuring myself I’d find time, it made me realise just how much I’ve been thinking about time recently, as not only did Lynda and Chris speak about time a few weeks ago but I’ve also had several reminders in the last while of how quickly time passes, as well as some things which have made it feel like time has stood still.

By the time we get to the end of this year, we will have had 3 weddings in our family this year. Two of these weddings have taken place in the last couple of months, one was for a cousins and the other, another cousin’s oldest daughter, and that made me feel old as I she was the first of the next generation of our family to be getting married. While that made me feel old, it’s nothing compared to how I’ll feel in December when we attend the final family wedding of the year – The wee girl who was our flower girl at our wedding 20 years ago gets married then, and that really makes me feel old!

The fact that Sandy and I will have been married 20 years next Wednesday, makes me wonder where all these years have gone, even though sometimes is seems time has speeded by and it’s just a few years ago since we got married. Having said that there are times when it seems the clock has stopped and it feels like we’ve been married for 40 years and not just 20!

Sometimes we can feel as if we have no time because we have so much to do. This has certainly been the case for me in the last 9 weeks with my Mum’s being in hospital. However for my Mum it has felt as though time is going by very slowly. In the last 2 or 3 weeks is that Mum has said to me several times that it doesn’t feel like she’s been in hospital for 7 or 8 weeks – it just feels like3 or 4 weeks to her! How differently we sometimes see time, as to me it seems she’s been in hospital for at least twice as long as she actually has been! I guess it’s down to how busy we are how long some things feels – as Mum’s obviously not doing much in hospital, unlike myself who’s been working, taking care of Mum’s house as well as doing her washing etc, organising adaptations to be fitted in the house, as well as visiting her almost every day.

So as you can see there’s been a few time related things going on for me just now but, during this time, have had made time for God? If I’m honest probably not as much as I should, however having learned from past experiences when I’ve tried to go it alone without Him, I do know I will not get through these busy and potentially difficult days without Him.

Our time is in God’s hands, He knows exactly the number of days He’s planned for each one of us, and no matter what we do, we cannot increase or decrease that number, because it’s already part of His divine plan for us.

In His time, in His time
He makes all things beautiful in His time
Lord, please show me everyday
As You’re teaching me Your way
That You do just what You say
In Your time
 
In Your time, in Your time
You make all things beautiful in Your time
Lord, my life to You I bring
May each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing
In Your time

So each day as each 1,440 minutes go by, whether you’re watching the second hand go slowly round minute after minute, or whether you’re wondering where all those minutes have gone, it’s worth reminding yourself that everything you face in life is part of God’s plan for you, so put your trust in Him because He will make everything beautiful in His time.