How much Time have you wasted?
Good Afternoon Loves,
You know when God is giving you a word or message because you are reminded of it constantly. All morning, I saw references to “TIME”!!
I saw it first as I scrolled down Facebook early this morning, a Facebook friend (brother in Christ) had posted a word on time. Basically saying “time is the Lord’s”. Then I continued to scroll and as I did this, I ran across my cousin’s post, my heart got heavy, as I read that my uncle had passed away-(my dads’ uncle). I immediately felt sorrow and began to think about the precious moments and good times spent at my uncle’s home in Milwaukee, with my family. Some good ol’ fashioned family time, that we rarely see today. As I sat and was in my feelings thinking about my family, I was reminded about “time” again.
My thoughts immediately went to my dad, thinking Lord, how much more, see, on the 23rd of January, two days before my “baby girl” 25th birthday—my dad, kids, and grands almost lost their lives in a house fire. Lord, how grateful I am, they didn’t. But that day, they lost all material things and my dad lost his house, BUT GOD spared their life.
That day, I wanted to scream and shout
“LORD, HOW MUCH”
BUT COULDN’T EVEN FINISH THAT SENTENCE!!
HE GRANTED THEM ALL “TIME”!!
That day, I thought, Lord, I could have lost my dad, my oldest daughter, my only son, and my only 2 grandsons all in a flick of a switch!!
(SEE, I TELL Y’ALL, MY PRAISE IS #REAL)–
I SHARE HIS GRACE AND MERCY AND ALL HIS GLORY BECAUSE I OWE IT ALL TO HIM !!
As I was having a moment of gratefulness, THANKING GOD FOR IT ALL!!
I KEPT SCROLLING AND YES, THIS TIME–I CAME ACROSS “TIME” IN A SERMON
God is good
because I wasn’t even friends with or associated with this person’s ministry
I clicked to listen– and The sermon was on “Time”…and Yes Lord again, he put my thoughts on “TIME”!! Oh, and it blessed my soul as God continues on with “Time”!
I thought, Lord, they are leaving here–we are leaving here, my uncle and so many others have gone on now.
And many of us, yet are “so caught up” in NOTHING!!
BUT ALWAYS SAY “WE LIVING”-
as some say
“THEIR BEST LIFE”
HOWEVER, I’M SAYING THIS
“WE AREN’T LIVING LIFE IF WE NOT LIVING A GODLY LIFE”-
I’M ASKING THIS!!
How good is that “time”, if it doesn’t REVOLVE AROUND YOU?
How good is that
“BEST LIFE”, IF WE ARE NOT APPRECIATING AND UTILIZING “YOUR TIME”
YOUR WILL AND PLAN
How good is that “time”, if we not living it in love showing love, and as love?
How good is that “time”, if we are turning our backs on “Your Time”?
God reminded me, that
“TIME IS PRECIOUS”
EVERY MOMENT OF IT IS HIS AND EVERY MOMENT SHOULD BE COUNTED FOR!!
“intangible” and “unmanageable”
We can’t control it,
we can’t stop it,
can’t set it back
-the mouse didn’t run up this clock
definitely running down
AN EXPIRATION DATE IS COMING!
And as we All are, “on borrowed TIME”
MY QUESTION TO YOU TODAY IS-
HOW ARE YOU UTILIZING GOD’S TIME?
I pray that You lead my steps in all that I do so that every moment spent is spent utilizing Your Time as You intended for my life. That every moment of time granted aligns with Your Will and not my own. I pray, that in the time given, Your light shines in me, through me, and around me; so that all granted Time was “utilized” to show You Love, Spread Your Love, and Appreciate Your Love!
I pray that when my Time runs out, Lord, You are PLEASED!!
He will render to each one according to his works! (Romans 2:6)
JOURNALING TO MY TRUTH
(PRAYING FOR MY FAMILY AND YOU)
ALWAYS IN MY
YOU’LL BE MISSED UNCLE LONNIE