Time is elusive. To me time is like a butterfly flitting about hither and yon. Depending upon your perspective it sometmes moves way too fast while other times it moves dreadfully slow. Although, we think that we are “in control” of time it is true that only our Almighty God has that power.

For me, Ecclesiastes 3:1-10 contains the most descriptive vision of God’s season for everything. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+3%3A1-10&version=KJV

The word “time” is the key word in this passage and I always find comfort in reading it. It stirs my heart and reminds me without a doubt that He is in control.

Time is a whisper of a moment, the making of a second, the fulfilment of a minute that turns into an hour, soon into a day, grows into a full week, becomes a year and flies out of our life.  We cannot hold it in our hand, we cannot stop or pause it into slow motion, we cannot go backwards except through memories, we must continue with our forward motion. 

We can be our own time managers as we priortize how we use it.  We can choose whether to use it wisely or whether to fritter it away on foolishness. We can choose to focus and stay on track or we can simply let it drift away. “Lost time” is a sorrowful thing because it is something we can never reclaim and we cannot click on the “undo” button and get a second chance on time that is gone. It is irretrievably gone forever.

There is no substitute for time spent with God. Let go of your worries, absorb His presence as you find Him in your “God time.” You could be walking in a flower-filled meadow, sheltered in a quiet place among towering trees, or simply kneeling in your home ~ just be still and communicate with Him as you approach His throne of grace and ask Him to guide you.

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” ~ Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

Psalm 39:4 reminds us to take every day as a gift from GodWe should live each day enthusiatically and passionately for the Lord.  “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.”

This is the most wonderful use of the word “time” in the Bible. (For he saith, “I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time: behold, now is the day of salvation.”) ~ 2 Corinthians 6:2 (KJV)

What does “time” mean to you and how will you choose to use it today?  Are you spending time with God each day? He wants to fill you with strength and direction but He cannot unless you are seeking His face daily. Spend time with God right now.

Fly like a butterfly, wrap up like a chrysalis, curl up like a caterpillar, or crawl out of an egg.”  Visit the butterflies @ https://www.facebook.com/MeijerGardens/                                          Here is the link to the butterfly release at the gardens: https://www.facebook.com/MeijerGardens/videos/vb.22276903652/10155094391533653/?type=2&theater

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Joyce Graves

Founder of Heart"wings" at Heart"wings" ministries
Joyce Graves founded Heart”wings”- a women’s fellowship as a Facebook ministry to share God's great love, to encourage and support sisters in Christ. Born in Houston, TX on a bright summer morning in 1941, she grew up in a Christian home as a “sunny-side up, glass half-full” little girl. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 12. Joyce and her husband are enjoying life in Arizona and love the desert of Lake Havasu City in the winter and Lakeside in the majestic White Mountains in the summer. At both places, she spends a lot of time on her Facebook ministry with maintenance matters and communicating with her Heart”wings” sisters. God led her to start the Facebook ministry on March 2, 2015. Her obedient service to our Lord is simple but fulfilling. To any lady who is interested in joining Heart"wings" - a women's fellowship (a secret/secured Facebook group), there are several places on these blog pages that you can click on and ask her to "friend you."

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