Posts Tagged ‘time’

Today is the letter “T”

Posted: April 28, 2018 in life, words
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Time, clock, watch.

Time is the same no matter how busy you  are or how relaxed you are.

Tick tock the clock need stops.

The minutes and hours speed by.

The days, weeks and months are over before we’ve even got used to which day we’re on.

Time stops for nothing or for anything,

Then you find you’re watching the clock and the complete opposite happens!

Time seems to stand still – tick…tock,,,

There’s nothing any of us can do to speed up time,,,tick,,,,tock…has the clock stopped?

The next stage is clear, keep going…the clock marches on.

Time, clock, watch…make the most of your time, as you’ll never get any of it back.

24/7 365 days a year – That’s a lot of time isn’t it!

Here’s the scary part, that’s how much time God wants us to live like Him.

Now here’s the reassuring part, God is with us every second of those 24/7 365 days of every year!

So if you’re not living your life for Christ 24/7 365 days a year, it’s time to consider your life again. Make your life all it can be, by living your life for God each and every day.

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save ~ Will Rogers

We all rush around from task to task and place to place, but have you stopped for a minute to wonder why we rush around?

Those times when you get something finished quicker than you expected, or your journey home took less time than usual, what did you do in those extra “free” moments you had?

Here’s something to fill your “free” time with – Tell those you love, how much they mean to you, as we often rush about so much that we forget to tell those who we love just how much we love them.

Tick tock

Posted: January 5, 2016 in Christmas, Facebook, holiday, life, New Year, quotes, Relationships
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No matter how much we want to stop time or how much we want it to go by much quicker than it is, time just keeps going on and on for ever.

I’ve found myself thinking about time a lot in the last week or so as we came to end of 2015 and stepped forward into 2016. Here’s what I said in a recent Facebook post:

In some ways I’m sad to see the back of 2015 as it feels like I’m leaving some things behind which I wish i didn’t have to. However the other half of me is so glad to see the back of 2015 as it’s been a truly awful year.

I guess these days we are all so busy running here and there that sometimes forget what is truly important to us and those we love, and therefore miss out on saying or doing things which when we look back later, we wish we had done. Sometimes we’re luck and get a second chance to say or do those things that we missed out on the first time, but sadly those times may have been our one and only chance to say or do something, and we have missed our chance.

So don’t let time go by without taking those opportunities that come your way, because you may never get the chance to experience them again.

 

So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal ~ 2 Corinthians 4:18

It’s hard to remember sometimes that all the things around us, are just here for a short period of time, so if we want something that will last forever we must look heavenward, as God’s love is eternal.

Carrying on my theme of the last few days about time, I wanted to share the following with you:

Same hours

That’s a great reminder isn’t it? It just proves that if we really want to make a difference in this world, and truly touch the hearts and lives of those we come into contact with, we do have more than enough time.

Others have made great use of the time they had on earth, so make sure you do too!

There is one thing in life which we really can’t change, slow down or stop, and that is time. Mind you that doesn’t stop us wanting more of it, or wanting it to pass quicker if were looking forward to something, or at other times, wishing we could turn back time so we could do things differently, take different actions, or simply just tell someone something we never quite got round to doing.

Why do we always think there’s plenty of time to say or do things that we really should do now?

Time continues to march on, and each second of your life is a second you will never ever get to live over again. So, make the most of every second you have, because who knows when it may be your last, or when it may be the last time you may get to see or tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.

God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

I’ve come across people, including Christians, who think that the moment they need God they just have to call to Him and he will immediately answer, no matter what we are asking for, or what we need.

I’m afraid I’m going to quash that theory, at least partially…God is on call 24/7, and will hear every prayer we utter. However that does not mean he will automatically answer our prayer requests immediately…but He will answer them, in His time, not ours!

God will answer our prayers, but possibly not how we want or expect. He knows what’s best for us better than we know ourselves, so He answers our prayers in whatever way He deems is best for us, and whenever He deems it best for us.

 

Does your past haunt you?

Are you ashamed of things you’ve said or done in your past?

Sadly we can’t change our past, and we can’t undo things we’ve said or done, but that doesn’t mean we can’t move on from whatever lies in our past.

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God doesn’t care about the mistakes we’ve made in our past, He cares about us too much to hold our past against us! He will forgive us of our past misdemeanours if we are ready to forgive ourselves, and hand them all completely to Him.

So no matter what lies in your past, God is ready and waiting for you to turn back to Him today.

 

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.