Monday, August 1, 2011

Convenient Time, a Myth

Now as Paul reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, "Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you."
Acts 24:25 (NKJV)

Our household is blessed to not live from paycheck to paycheck, though I sometimes joke that we live from tax return to tax return. We are not paupers where money is concerned.

But where time is concerned, I see myself as a pauper. Like the widow with two mites who gave it all to the Lord, I willingly give Him the little time I have and ask Him to look after me where more seems needed.

This spring turned me on my head. Rather than recount all the pressures to overtake me, I will simply confess that I allowed urgency to press upon those two mites of time always given to the Lord, and I suddenly found myself without the time needed for emergencies.

If I think I must wait for a surplus of time before I start giving Him the two mites again, I will remain the poorer.

If I think there will be a more convenient time to speak of Him again, I believe a myth.

My life still feels overwhelmed with urgency. This is not a convenient time to start blogging again. But since convenient seems to be a myth, I'm back anyway. I look forward to seeing all of you again.

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

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  1. Anne, I've missed seeing your inspired posts. I'm glad your back! *hugs*

  2. Ralene, your face and love inspire me! Hugs backatcha! ♥

  3. Thanks for being a constant blessing to me dear, love you.

  4. Welcome back Anne. You were missed. We all need to evaluate the time we spend on things other than to glorify God. So glad to have your inspiration back.

  5. Susan, how I wish I might sustain the peaceful leisure that you offer on your own blog in my day to day scrambling. *sigh* But life is good, and God is GREAT!

  6. Denise, you bless me! Love bachatcha! : )

  7. Odie, it's nice to hear that I've been missed. I'll pray that the break brings new inspiration.

  8. I would much rather give up a 20 dollar bill than give up 20 minutes.

    Good lesson

  9. David, time here, with those who love the Lord, is good for my soul too. : )

  10. Great lesson and truth here, Anne. So glad to receive your insights and encouragement again. Thanks so much.

  11. Jason, I always appreciate your encouragement. If I could only find that "time in a bottle" Jim Croce sang about ...

  12. I'm encouraged by your courage. Good for you for doing the difficult thing. Isn't that usually when God pours out His blessings the most? Get your umbrella!

    Thanks to Jason who linked you on his site!

  13. Floyd, I'm very glad to meet you. Thanks for the visit. : ) Your words about blessings almost scare me tho ...


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