don’t curse time

 

I often find myself in the predicament of needing more time & less work.  Deadlines, responsibilities, demands, schedules, timelines and the like seem to eat into the 24 hours in each day with nibbles, bites and giant chomps.  I used to think that God messed up with the 24 hour thing until I read in Genesis 1:31 about how God said that everything He made (including time) was very good.  So here are some helpful thoughts about time being very good:

time-warp

 

 

 

 

  • time is our daily reminder that while we are limited & finite, God is not & God knows the beginning from the end
  • time helps us to get things done – sometimes pressure is good
  • there are many people in the Bible who only grew into their destiny because time was an essential ingredient:  Joseph, Moses, David, Jacob, Hannah & lots more 🙂
  • time is an integral part of what God established with the whole Sabbath rest principle
  • intimacy requires time 🙂
  • time is an important expression of genuine love 🙂

lessons from the climbing wall

 Lately my kids & I have been trying some exercise at a climbing wall.  We go & put on the harness, the elf-y looking shoes & I’ve even thought of trying some of the chalk stuff. We’ve learned how to strap into the safety rope & we’re enjoying trying to scale different walls. Frankly, I don’t think I’m any good at this sport – my upper body strength is super sad, among many other challenges.  But its fun to laugh at myself & try to get better than the last time.

I recently had an interesting chat with the supervisor for the climbing wall.  We were talking about listening to God & following His voice.  The supervisor guy is really nice & has a great heart.  I’m amazed listening to him and hearing how God is directing his steps.  Here’s a few take aways from our conversation:  following God requires faith, my friend sometimes has a hard time trusting that he’s hearing God.  A second take away is that following God isn’t always about the long-term destination.  It seems to me that following God is often more about the one step at a time rather than the 5-10 year strategic plan, complete with SWOT analysis [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats].  Like learning about the climbing wall, I have to have confidence / faith in God and take one step / hold at a time 🙂

These truths will help us to climb higher in God.