Seconds lead into minutes, then minutes into hours and hours into a day. Before we know it, the new day has arrived. We might think of how fast some days go and other days seem to drag by us. Our memories bring back things we want to be reminded of and things we don't want at times. There is time for all things the Bible says in Ecclesiastes.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
BEAUTIFUL IN TIME ~
God is able to handle your now
Ecclesiastes 3:11 New International Version (NIV)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
There is a time for all things and God says that he has made everything beautiful in time. I can look back on my life and see how some very hard times did turn into beauty. The key word is time. It takes time for us to get through things and to understand somethings of life. I have found that life brings us things we truly want and even things we don't want. So why call upon the name of Jesus at all? Living without Jesus I found no real peace in my life. My trust level was way down and my emotions was overran with sadness. I was always trying to be good enough in the eyes of people. When I started learning about Jesus and the amazing peace he can give, I was ready for it. Living in peace sounded real nice for a change.
FREE WILL ~
Let us remember that our own free will can sway the path God has for us. Our choices lead to good ones but maybe ones we wish we had never done. I have a few I wish I had never done, but I found forgiveness through Jesus. I found peace in a way I never experienced it before. We have two choices, to dwell on what we wish we had done or get up to make the best of it. The best of it is letting go of what we can not change. God takes our sins far away and never reminds us. I find the real enemy of my soul (devil) ready to bring back hurtful things of life. His voice sound not matter to us because God renews, restores and completes each of us.
I find that free will is like going down a road and the road will turn either right or left. There are times we know not to do something and we do it anyway. That anyway time can bring consequences to that choice. Purpose right choices, right words and guard your heart. Even the best of people can say hurtful words or guide us wrong. We must guide others through the word of God and by a good example of it. Making sure we tell others we are human and make mistakes too. Nobody is perfect and comparing your life to someone else is not good. Living the life God gave you and your own convictions of life matter. There are many people in my life and I have learn to accept people for who they are. I am not the judge of others and neither are you. We are to pray for each other and let God handle their lives.
As for today, live in it. Don't put off what you can do today and live in freedom of mind. Roman 12:1-2 speaks about renewing our mind. Thinking upon good things and all the things God has already done. Maybe you do want to put Jesus in your heart today. It's so simple by asking him to forgive you of sins and starting life by reading the Bible. It's great to get connected into a bible based church to continue learning of God's ways. It is important how we look at life. We don't need to miss out on the wrongs we have done, but living in freedom of the good we have done. I had people who pushed me down with words and it crushed my spirit. I was sad all the time and spoke negative of life. It took time for me to see myself the way God does and I am so glad I found that path. I live in freedom now of my own mind and my own life. I speak positive words to myself daily and live in that I hope you do too.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. God brings beauty out of ashes of life. He stores and I am so happy about that today.