My times are in your hands.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
Each spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and “lose” an hour during the night and each fall we move our clocks back an hour to “gain” an extra hour. Benjamin Franklin was the first to consider shifting daylight. On March 19, 1918, “An act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States,” was enacted. The phrase “Spring forward, fall back” is supposed to help people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks.
Many people like the idea of Daylight Saving Time. It gives everyone a chance to relish sunny summer evenings with added daylight by the simple task of moving the time pieces forward on the second Sunday in March. In addition, Daylight Saving Time allows us to use energy in lighting our homes and businesses by taking advantage of the longer and later daylight hours.
To me, the process is not a “simple task.” The lost hour in my life seems like a strong comparison to experiencing jet lag. I am a creature of habit, so the time change is not only confusing to my system and my schedule, but it leaves me utterly exhausted. I am not kidding; it takes me about two weeks to recover. Even being a “Type A” personality, there’s always a clock or a watch somewhere within my living or working arrangements that doesn’t get touched until almost the next time change.
Time is such a vast topic. We may change our clocks semi-annually, but are we in check with real time? We may be able to change the clocks every October and March, but we begin to realize that changing time….it’s really impossible. Time doesn’t stop…..we may adjust our systems, but we really don’t lose or gain an hour…it’s but a mirage of sorts.
There are 24 hours in a day. We all want to be good stewards of our time, but in this day and age, we all fail miserably at some point or another. I must admit, I not only have a difficult time managing “Daylight Saving Time”….it’s difficult for me to manage my personal day to day time wisely.
So many times, I design my own schedule without consulting the True Time Keeper. If we start each day by giving our time to the Lord, it’s amazing how He will orchestrate balance in order to provide us peace and order throughout the day. When we give a tithe of our time to God, He does exactly what He will do when we tithe our finances. He returns it to us in abundance. When we choose to give our time to God, we have already taken the first step to success in time management.
Think about where your time goes today. When we seek His wisdom in a timely manner……He will redeem our time, and time will be on our side! When God created time, He made plenty of it…but don’t waste it!
“An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.” Chinese Proverb
Take TIME-OUT to learn from the TIME KEEPER
CLOCK WATCHER or CHRIST SEEKER?
Give Him the TIME OF DAY, before it’s CLOSING TIME!
The inventor of TIME is always there for us….
TIME AFTER TIME!
Don’t delay….TIME is running out!
*I couldn’t resist borrowing some “time” lyrics from an assortment of songwriters*