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I frequent a local store in Murphy, Texas called Sprouts, and earlier this year I noticed the giant clock in the Murphy market place. Seeing the tall clock made me think again about the question, “What time is it in your life?”
At age 45 I have begun to pay more attention to the cycles and seasons of life. It is amazing how the wheels of life continually go round. One of the most profound phrases in the Bible is simply states “in the process of time…”. As a pastor I’ve noticed many times when one is about to leave this world, another one is about to be born into this world. Likewise, I’ve seen the days when one is leaving the church, another one is being born into the kingdom of God. While someone else is giving up, another one is making up their mind to keep on keepin’ on.
Life brings its ups and downs. Life brings its ins and outs. Life is full of the good, the bad and the ugly. Yet I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread (corn bread, tortilla bread, French bread etc. I like it all!).
The preacher of old was and is still right.
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Did you notice that the Old Testament printed pulpit never said there was “a time” to quit? Child of God, it is not time for you to quit! Whatever season or time it is in your life, it is not time to quit living for God.
It’s healing time. It’s hope time. It’s faith time. It’s praying again time. It’s is time to get up one more time. It’s victory time. It’s praise time. It’s time to get involved. It’s revival time.
Take comfort friend, God knows what time it is in your life.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
What time is it in your life?
lcgore, hope dealer