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Verse and Message (Week of March 8-14, 2009) March 10, 2009

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 Window

Psalm 31:15a
My times are in your hands.
  Hourglass 
Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
Daylight Savings
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. 
Alarm Clock 
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.
 Watch
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
Gold Cross
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!
Alarm Clock
SUSIE MC
*I couldn’t resist borrowing some “time” lyrics from an assortment of songwriters*
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One Response to “Verse and Message (Week of March 8-14, 2009)”

  1. Joseph Wesley Says:

    A preacher in Montgomery once said that time is like a basketball with God at the top and we are traveling in time around the equator. I think God is at the center.

    I compare time to a merrygoround in a play field from my childhood. God is at the center standing still as we rotate around the perimeter. The further from God the faster and more stressful life is…almost to the slinging us off the face of the earth. Move closer to God and things get quieter and calmer. Hugging God we sense how timeless He is and how timeless our lives and words can be.

    Everyone of course is far better next to God than they are far from him.

    Death of course is sleep and for a Christian we move to the center with God and into timelessness until Christ comes and we all reawake in a tight knit circle with Him. The love of God and Christ there fills us to overflowing.


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