Devotional A Time for Everything

DEVOTIONAL

Ecclesiastes 3 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.

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Jonathan actually set his clock this afternoon  so he would not rest ridiculously long after work, as sometimes he has slept from afternoon until time for work the next day.  Before he went to sleep though, knowing I was going to work on the devotional, he said, “An hour and a half, that’s about right?” 

I am equally guilty, though. When I sit down to do the devotional, I am not putting time restraints on myself (clearly I may want to reconsider that). It is much more freeing to write these when there is no rush to find a song or quickly arrange how things will mesh. I tend to be quite oblivious to other things, such as a hungry family right now, for example. So I linger in Bible verses and songs (easy to understand why I tarry here rather than rush to the kitchen or out to eat), while my family “looks in” on me, periodically, to “encourage my progress.

The Lord tells us in His Word, as the opening passage states, there is a time for everything. Amazingly, those who proclaim the “irrelevancy” of God’s Word,with all supposed knowledge and education, failed to understand or admit how divinely thorough Scripture is.

One in countless blessings. is that the Holy Spirit unlocks doors for discerning the Word of God. He has made this available not only to those who are “educated”, but also to those the world may consider “simple” or academically ignorant.

Sorry, I went slightly off-course there for a second, but I digress. Everything in its time and a time for everything. What we all are hoping to hope for, is to seek the Lord’s will and His perfect time for everything and everyone, right?

PRAYER

Lord our God

Thank You for this day

We’ve been given

A new chance to grow closer to you and others

To obey

To honor You in our words and deeds

We pray that what we have done and said this Monday has glorified You

Please forgive us for the times we try to run ahead of You,

We ask that You silence outside noises so we hear that Quiet Voice whispering, “Slowly, child”

In Psalm 46:10, You call us to be still and know that You are God

Sometimes You want us to hold back for an appropriate time to act

Please teach us restraint until, like in Joshua’s day, it is time to blow the trumpets

When we’re suppose to move forward, please induce our growth

Like the sprouting of yard weeds or the rushing rapids

Please give us a heart for You, Father

Continue to build, conform and direct us 

According to Your will to be used for and by You

In the Name of the One Who died for us, Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords,

AMEN

(2) Songs

“How Great Is Our God”

 “In His Time”

Rest peacefully, my friends 

B

Suggested reading

(Genesis 1:1-Revelation 22:21)

*Psalm 90:4

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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