Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Take Time...

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what 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 throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, 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 for war, and a time for peace.

you created time,
You created light and darkness:
the light you called day;
the darkness you called night.
You put the sun and the moon 
and the stars in the heavens 
to mark the times and the seasons.

You give us time.
Often I find myself saying
"I need to make time to do... such-and-so."
But I can't MAKE time that's what you do.
No, instead I need to TAKE time -- 
take the time you have given me 
and do something significant, like...

marvel at the wondrous of your creation,
listen deeply to the voice of another,
laugh and play like a child,
examine the small details around me,
grieve the death of a loved one,
be angry about an injustice,
dance with my beloved,
be at peace in your love,
pray -- share my concerns and listen to yours,
reflect on my life: Who am I really?
dream your dreams: Who is God drawing me to be?
evaluate my goals: How am I responding to God's desires for me?
make a difference in one other person's life,
speak about one good thing you have done for me recently.

There is time.
Time for every purpose.
Remind me, Lord, to
Take Time.

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