One Thousand Gifts continued

Ann continues to talk about gifts from God and God’s grace.

“I really do not want more time, I just want enough time.”

We go through life trying to get to the next errand location or try and find something in a hurry just to spend hours looking for my car keys.  If only I put them back in the same place….

Time is something we can never get back, but we can use to serve God and to view the many blessings and gifts he has given us.  Ann’s story is so true and so real that it is a slow read for me.  I have been reading for two months and am only in Chapter 5, but her book is not boring, just I am absorbing the material and seeing myself in her shoes.

“enough time not to feel hounded, pressed, driven or wild to get it all done – yesterday!”

We need to say that we need to do this life well, having enough time to do it.

Matthew 4:4  “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”  

We must have time to read his word and I must read Ann’s book slowly to absorb the meaning and the words she uses.  Time is not against us, but we are against time.  

Let’s all enjoy the time we have here and over look the things we can.  To enjoy a child reading a book out loud or asking a question is more important then cleaning the kitchen floor or emptying the dishwasher.  My boys will tell you I probably did not see it that way when they were young.  I have made them as driven as me with time.  I pray they can see that time is there to enjoy the world, not clean the garage.  Take the moments we have and love and enjoy the world God created.

Enjoy his word and worship him this lovely Sunday morning.


P.S.  God does have us running a race, but doesn’t mean we do not focus on him and the worldly things – Hebrew 12:1-3  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.


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