Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Make the most of the time you've been given

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Another in our string of sunny, puffy clouds and light wind days! And we are almost into August, which always reminds me that autumn is around the corner, although the weather is not likely to change for another three months or so.

I don't know about anyone else, but I will really be happy when the election is over and I stop getting unwanted phone calls! I am on the "do not call" list, but politicians are exempt and I probably get five or six calls a day which I do not answer, because I have caller ID. Sometimes I just click them off, but one particular person always leaves a long message and I do not intend to vote for him, anyway. Grrr! That is my gripe of the day!

I did get away from the house and went to the park for a little quiet. Two photographers with telephoto lens were busy taking shots at various places. There is always something interesting to see, because it is a very natural place practically in the city. Many people who live here have never even visited it. Since it is only a mile from my house, I have no excuse!  I saw some ibis and herons down in the canal fishing and the usual squirrels zipping here and there. The best time to see animals and birds is early in the morning when they all take off looking for food. God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time.
Proverbs 12:11 NLT

Time is a nonrenewable gift from God. But sometimes, we treat our time here on earth as if it were not a gift at all. We may be tempted to invest our lives in trivial pursuits and mindless diversions. But our Father in heaven wants us to do more...much more.

Are you one of those people who puts things off until the last minute? Do you waste time doing things that don't matter very much while putting off the important things until it's too late to do the job right? If so , it's not time to start making better choices.

It may seem like you've got all the time in the world to do the things you need to do, but time is shorter than you think. Time here on earth is limited....use it or lose it!

                                                                      Great Thoughts
Our time is short! The time we can invest for God, in creative things, in receiving  our fellowmen for Christ, is short!
Billy Graham

                                                                       Today's Prayer
Dear Lord; you have given me a wonderful gift; time here on earth. Let me use it wisely--for the glory of Your kingdom and the betterment of Your world-today and every day.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs, Amaryllis