Friday, October 2, 2009

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING UNDER HEAVEN

I read in Ecclesiastes this morning, there's a time for everything. A time to weep and a time to mourn. And so it goes in our life. Like a timing belt that makes the spark plugs fire. If the belt is off a fraction of a second, nothing works. Some days my life feels like that. Everything is off just a bit. It is on those days I realize I need to slow down and listen to the still small voice of God deep within my soul. Telling me, giving me instructions. Adjusting my timing belt. HE always knows the perfect timing for everything in my life. Just as he knew my name before I was born and the hairs on my head were numbered, HE also knows what's best for me. It is on those days when I wake up, thinking everything is under control. Under my control, that nothing seems to go all that smoothly. But on the days when I wake, and sit quietly in my office, reading HIS word and waiting for the sun to come up that a peace comes over my body, mind and soul. It is then in my life that I know what Solomon meant when he wrote about God's timing. Ecclesiastes 3:1...and a season for every activity under heaven...

6 comments:

Jodie said...

Amen! I have found it's those quiet moments first thing in the morning that set my "clock" all day.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Why did it take me so long to figure that out????My day goes so much smoother (is that a word?) when I take time to pray!
Thanks for stopping by.

JaxPop said...

We were talking about timing today - How perfect His is & how ours is usually so wrong.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Dave, It's hard to let go though, as I look back over my life. Maybe it's because I'm older than dirt now that I realize all those years, God really did "have a better idea."
Hugs
Katt

Carol J. Garvin said...

Your post reminds me of a verse I refer to frequently: "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart" (Ps. 27:14) When I settle in for a prayerful moment with him, it reminds me that I don't always need to come with a prayer of petition or thanksgiving or intercession, but sometimes just come and wait and listen.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Amen Carol. The best time of my day is very early morning. It's still dark and I sit in my office staring out the windows listening to the birds, watching the sun come up, and waiting for my "assignment" for the day. Sometimes it's loud and clear, other days, it's HIS still small voice I hear telling me to be patient.
Thanks for your comments my friend.
Hugs
Katt