For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;…. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESVI love this verse and perhaps because it was made popular in a song by the Byrds. It sure seems the older we get, the less time there is for anything/everything!
Where is the time going? I remember having my baby three decades or so ago and now I am enjoying her babies. One is now 2 years 8 months and the other is 8 months old. And like any grandparents would say, they are the cutest, smartest, best babies every! 😃
So what eats up our time? For me, it seems the minutiae of life….I’m still working on balance in my life.
The Bible tells us so much about time. I need to focus on these scriptures:
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’” James 4:13-15
“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16