Take Time For…

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter,

and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8:22).

 

It’s summer time.  Oh, not officially according to the calendar, but according to our lives.  Summer does not officially begin until June 20, but summer time has arrived.  School is out in our area and that is a sign of summer.  Days are longer and the temperature is higher, other signs of summer.  Our numbers dwindle some at our services because some are gone on trips, which is another sign of summer.

It may be that each year you plan to have a nice, relaxing summer but fail to do so.  It may be that each year you plan to take it easy for the summer but fail to do so.  It may be that each year you plan to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle but fail to do so.  The problem with waiting for time is that time does not stop.  We must take or make time to do the things we desire.

 

Take time for God.

            The greatest thing one will ever do is to be faithful unto God.  Faithfulness to God involves every facet of our lives.  One of the best ways to strengthen our relationship with God is through helping others and there are always those who need help.  Some ideas of helping others: visit; pray with them; read the Bible to and with them; drive them on their errands; yard work; house work; laundry; dishes; cooking; drive them to worship services; give the care-giver a break; and the list goes on.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another (I John 4:10-11).

 

Take time for family.

Take it from a man who failed miserably in this.  Do not just make plans to spend time with your family, do it.  As parents you will never regret taking time for the children.  If your children are presently young it will not be many days before you realize time has slipped away.  If your children are grown you know of what I speak.  As a spouse, take time for your spouse.  Take the time to make your marriage the greatest possible.  Take time to let your family know that you love them.  Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets (Matthew 7:12).

 

Take time for self.

Have you recently read a good book?  I know the perfect book for you.  It is full of action, suspense, drama, romance, war, peace, love, suffering, victory.  It is historical, modern and relevant for every era.  This book is the greatest concerning improving ourselves, our relationships with those of our families, our relationships with all those with whom we are associated and every aspect of our lives.  This book will make it possible for us to have a better life today, tomorrow and forever.  This book will not make cares and concerns go away but it will make it where we can triumphantly face what comes our way.  This summer take time for God and His all-powerful word. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue (II Peter 1:3).

 

Take the time to make this your best summer ever.

Tim

 

 

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