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Make Every Second Count

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Good morning. It is Friday, October 29, 2021.


It is my youngest son's youngest daughter's birthday today


Elleah is now officially 12 years old. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating her 1st birthday. We will celebrate her again tonight. I asked her what she wanted for her birthday. Without hesitation she told me a gift card.


What I really want to give her is the knowledge that God made her; that she is wonderfully made.


"For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb." Psalm 139:13 NKJV


She is turning into a young lady right before my eyes and I wish time would slow down. I have talked about and written about time so many times. ;0) It is such a fleeting thing. Like water vapor it comes and goes with such rapidness that we can hardly hang on to it. In fact, we cannot hang on to it. It rushes past us at speeds that are mind boggling.


"Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who makes all things, who stretches out the heavens all alone, who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;" Isaiah 44:24 NKJV


If I could impress anything on this young lady, I would have her know, deep down, that God has a plan for her life. That He knew every little detail about her before she was even formed in her mother's womb.


“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;..." Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV


I will share all of this with her tonight.


Someday, if Jesus does not come by then, she will celebrate 21 and then 30, 40, 50, 60...oh my. Time goes so fast.


Remember when we were kids how slow time seemed to go. Summer vacations were the best because they stretched on and on. That is not the case anymore. At least not for me.

Albert Einstein had his own theories on time. He said that "time is in fact speeding up. Einstein’s calculations showed that the closer an object comes to the speed of light, the slower time passes. Scientists have done experiments that prove Einstein’s theory to be correct using clocks moving at different speeds." - Wikipedia


Time.


"There are many inequities in the world, but one thing we all have in common is the same amount of time each day. God has allotted twenty-four hours to each one of us. Perhaps, because we are products of our fast-paced society, we tend to think and act as though God has short changed us when it comes to time.


It is not uncommon to hear comments like, “There just isn’t enough time in a day to do everything I need to do.” “I just don’t know where the time goes.” “I’ll try to find time, but I’m hard pressed for time at the present.” In our day when many people meet themselves coming and going, most people feel pushed for time. The feeling is that there simply aren’t enough hours in a day. Life with all its demands is far too busy.


We fill our conversations with phrases which convey the rush of our modern times. Along with the statements just mentioned, we speak of the peak or rush hour of the day, or we tell family members to get a move on because we don’t have all day. We regularly use words like urgent, priority, or pressing.


There was a time when we viewed telegrams as adequate for sending vital information. But today, not only do we have the telephone, fax, email, and the Internet, but we have priority mail, even next-day delivery so we can send an important document or package the very next day thousands of miles away.


With all our modern conveniences and technological advances we should have more leisure time than any period in history, but the opposite is really the case. For most people it’s run, run, run, go, go, go, and so much so, most people seem to be out of breath. How ironic." (source bible.org "The Stewardship of Time")


So true!!




God has given us all the same amount of time. How we use it, is up to us. I pray we use it wisely. Just like money, it will not last forever. Make every second count.

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