Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time and Timing

Yesterday was my turn to share at our ladies coffee bible study.  I was feeling rather sentimental about the estate I've been working on, you can read it here:  http://dickybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2016/02/working-for-money-or-ministry.html

It had me thinking about time and timing - God's timing.  You know, with God all things are possible.  If God had wanted to, He could have spoken the word and the world would have been complete instantaneously.  However, He created this world and all in it in 6 days and on the 7th day He rested.  Why over 6 days?  I think, because Genesis shows that God works in a process.  After all, the children of Israel were freed from the bonds of slavery in 1 night, but took 40 years to reach the promised land.  We too, can be changed in a repentant moment but, God continues to work on us over the span of our lives.  

I referenced Ecclesiastes chapter 3 - "to everything there is a season and time for..."  We live each day doing tasks that complete the day and God rewards the fruits of our labor.  We need to find joy in daily tasks, taking care of our family.  

We also need to find time to spend on things that are eternal.  What will my community or neighbors think of me when I have passed?  What will my loved ones remember?  Did I make any impact on anything of real importance?  After all, we all are only here for such a short time, we have an eternity somewhere.  

I was rather open with the ladies and said that I can be very opinionated...true.  I tend to speak the truth, or at least my version of truth.  Not everyone wants to hear it or appreciates it.  I have, I'm sure, hurt other's feelings with my honesty.  I don't mean to, it's just, I think, my stating my opinion on a subject might help the other person escape a problem or trial.  Lord knows, I've had some experience in getting myself into trouble.  I guess, I do so, because I think I'm helping.  I don't want to be remembered as the "crabby aunt" or "crazy DickyBird."  How will that reflect my memory or impact my eternity?  I'm a work in progress...

Well, talk about God's timing...last night I was tagged in a facebook post from our daughter's friend, Brittany.  Thank you Brittany for the kind words, the "timing" was perfect.  (Laurae Meydam is my sister)  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Laurae Meydam and Jacky Luetschwager, you both have been like mom's to me my whole life. I don't know if I've ever fully expressed how much I love and appreciate you both, but I do so much. You guys have helped me and encouraged me way more than you'll ever know. I'm so thankful for your presence in my life. Thank you for always caring for me and loving me smile emoticon



(Brittany)

3 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a lovely note from Brittany! It is to be cherished. Sounds like a good devotional time with your group. God's timing is perfect. Ours is often impatient and rushed, sometimes selfish.

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful gift from that young lady!

Felecia Cofield said...

What an awesome young lady! You are living a great example of what you spoke of, or she couldn't possibly have said that! Blessings from Bama!