Good morning all-
After a weekend full of too many things to do and not enough time, I'm back to work and am sincerely hoping God multiplies my time. It's hard when you have people to take care of and a job but somehow we manage it. I wonder sometimes if that's how God feels? So much to do and He's just waiting for us to say we believe. I know His time is not our time but I wonder if He grows weary of our bad behavior, overwhelming fleshly desires and are apathetic attitudes. I know I would, wouldn't you?
If you read this blog much you know I have several friends in turmoil right now. The friend that is losing her hair continues to fight the fungal battle and I continue to pray for her. Then, my other friend, lost her job and I'm praying that God would bless her with one. And although not fair both situations are similar. It's easy to grow weary in the battle. Time ticks and as it does we count it and stew about it and try to control it. The problem with time is that none of us have control over it and never will. God is the keeper of time and He knows exactly the time He will deliver them from their battle and more importantly, the time He will come back to deliver all of us. We have watches and calendars but none of that matters to God, everything is in His timing and we should be thanking Him for that because He knows we continue to let Him down. So, if you are counting the days, praying for relief, I know exactly where you are. You are weary wondering when the battle will be over and victory will be in its wake. That's natural but I want us to remember that throughout the Bible it was God's perfect timing that made the difference, whether it was the Israelites being delivered to the promise land or that fateful day Jesus hung on a cross, it was all God's perfect will and timing.
Take heart that He is with you. Time is not important. It's what we learn during our time on earth that is most important to Him. We must continue to work on ourselves, allow Him to mold us and make us strong in faith. The people that gain the most faith are usually those that have come through great battles and were able to say, "He was with me every step of the way." That's what I'm going to do today. I'm going to count the way by asking Jesus to help me this week. And I know if I put my hands in His, they will be blessed.
As always, have a beautiful day and I'm praying that God multiplies your time today so that you can accomplish your tasks and His.
Isaiah 40:28-29 NKJV:
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, I thank You for being the keeper of time. You choose when we are born and when we die. You choose our paths and when You will deliver us on them. You show us through time Your grace, Your love, and Your everlasting mercy. We don't deserve You but thankfully, You are ours. I ask that You would increase our time today so that we can get everything accomplished we need too. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. Sometimes the days fly by and I wonder if I have accomplished anything for You. Write Your will on our hearts and minds as we walk with You daily. You are the only time manager we really need. You are the everlasting God, patient and kind, waiting for us to come to You. Thank You for waiting and for watching over Your flock. We love You Lord and are very grateful You called us to You. In Jesus name, AMEN