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 cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time torefrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast 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.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1 to 8)

Time must be one of the things we talk about more, but live less… “If I have time I’ll do this.” “If I had the time I would…” “There’s no time for…” “Time flies” … What is this time? Sometimes a second feels like eternity, and one month goes by with a blink of an eye. (2 Peter 3:8)

Is it really about the time, or is it about the way we “deal” with it? It’s a strange world… So much technology invented to give us less work and more time, but still we run more, and more, with so much to do, feeling so tired… (Matthew 6:25 to 34)

When we really want something with all our hearts, and it’s something worthy, if we dedicate ourselves to “construct” it, aren’t we Earning time instead of spending it or just letting it run? (Luke 6:48 to 49)

Thinking about time as something measured with clocks and calendars… Has two effects. Or it creates anxiety, or it makes us feel like we have “eternity” for what we want. But it’s not like that…(James 4:14)

The world makes us believe that time is like a straight line, from birth to death… But what if time is like a sphere, and the one’s who live around that sphere, run and run, trying to see whats next, but unable to see it, because of the sphere’s curvature… The one’s who live inside that sphere, really living life instead of letting life passing by… Are able to see better… To slow down… To breathe and feel…

And if you, who kept reading this until this point, are asking yourself why are we, as Christians, talking like this about time, if everyone knows that the Bible talks about Eternity… We ask you… Is Eternity related to time as we think we know it?

“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.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

So many things we don’t know… Let’s make good use of what we call time, and look for those that really matter.

Thank You!

(2 Peter 3:8) “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

(Mathew 6:25 a 34) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

 (Luke 6:48 a 49) “They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” (Luke 6:48 to 49)

(James 4:14) “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

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2 thoughts on “Time

  1. We run and we run… Time’s short… Time is always short… Reading Ecclesiastes 1:13, 14 once more… So much Running… Be careful with the prize you seek. Be careful with the Use of Time. Because

    “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Mathew 6:19 to 21.

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  2. We know that years go by faster than days, and unfortunately Men lives more the worrying about uncertainty of things than expectant with unpredictability… Christ teaches us not to be anxious about tomorrow, each day with it’s own troubles… When we choose to have God’s Kingdom in first place, everything else will be given to us. Blessed those who spend their time with The Lord. C

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