Time is measured in seconds, minutes, and hours. I saw this picture of a stop watch and it made me realize we can stop time on it. It is often used in distance of things. For example, the runner ran the mile in how many minutes. It is at the stop of the watch that time stands still.
STOP ~ to breathe through moments of life, that are just hard. Stop the process of the little hand on the watch and the big hand on the watch. Moments that will change our world forever happen.
The Bible speaks of time stopping. Go ahead and read this:
Joshua 10:12-15 New International Version (NIV)
12 On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on[a] its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!
15 Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.
STOP ~ The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. Wow, words written the Bible and making us realize the power of God. Who can stop the sun, the moon, the rain or even the things we face in one day? God can ~ Yes, God has control of this day and his power can be felt by simply talking to him.
Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)
1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Reminder ~ God has power to change things in one second of time. Moving into moments that change us forever. Don't focus on people around you, but focus on yourself. It is time to stop time and get things right with God. Even if you feel you are totally right with God, it is time to stop and give thanks for all the things you do have in life. So many changes in one day and before you know it, you are entering a new day.
Count some blessings, share some hope and purpose this a good day! My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. God is still in control and our choices do matter. Choose right ones and do your best to make peace today.