This week I am thankful for the gift of TIME. This is something I've been thinking about alot over the last week or so. Earlier this week, I shared some of my thoughts on this gift. So, if you read the earlier post you have some background as to what has been going on inside my brain as of late.
The more I think about it the more I am in awe of this precious gift. We have been given all the time we need to spend with God, with friends, with family, etc. So many times in our lives, I think, we don't feel we have enough time. And, here, is where I have spent alot of time in thought. When I think about the time that I don't think I have I am forced to realize that I don't always use my time wisely. I don't turn to God and say, "Thank you so for this gift. Please help me to use it wisely." I take advantage of the gift and don't ask for guidance in using it.
Also during this time, we have been blessed this week with the gift of unexpected time. Yesterday and today school was cancelled due to icy weather conditions. This also has given my husband and I more free time as we haven't had to put in as many work hours. We've had some unplanned time to share together as a family. As we've gone thru these days I've been very concious that I spend more time sitting down with my kids and playing with them. Talking to them. Enjoying them. My husband and I have also had some more time to just sit and talk and be together. God has blessed us this week.
My prayer this week is a prayer of thanksgiving for this gift of time along with a prayer that I will choose to use it wisely. That I won't sacrifice precious time with God, with family and loved ones for something else that isn't as important or as urgent. I pray that God would show me where He wants me to spend my time and that I would follow.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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