Last week, I shared that my DS would be deploying soon but he has found out that he is NOT deploying for now! He is scheduled for a school later this year and it’s just not worth it to send him for just a couple of months, I guess. So, for this momma’s heart, it is great news! I know it is eventually coming but I’m ok with the delay. Now to take every opportunity to share time with him, on the phone, maybe a video chat here and there, and visits even if just short and quick whenever I am able.
It really is true that time goes by much more quickly the older you get. Sounds silly, I know, but there is so much truth to it. I think about all the time I’ve wasted in my life and it makes me so sad. And it’s even sadder to know that we can never get it back.
The Lenten series I’m doing is all about slowing down, being present and such. I’ve really been focusing on that whole being present thing. I’m putting my screens away more so that I can be with those I’m with. I’m working on focusing on what is really important to me, my faith, my family, my health.
This past week’s devotions and several of this week’s focus on this idea of being present.
“He said, “The right time is now here. God’s kingdom is very near. Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!” ~ Mark 1: 15 (ERV)
“You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a fog. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.” ~ James 3:14 (ERV)
The time is now! We aren’t promised tomorrow! I know that sounds cliché, and everyone is saying it, but it is so true. Who knows what tomorrow brings, so love your dear ones today, spend time with them, don’t put things off till a better time because THIS IS that time.
Make time to do the things you’ve been putting off. Call that friend, start that bible study, use the china! Help your neighbor, visit the nursing home, sign up NOW to help at the soup kitchen or shelter, find a church home. Read that book you’ve been wanting to read, sit down at the piano, or pick up that guitar and play and sing your heart out! Go in the kitchen and prepare that amazing recipe you’ve been wanting to try.
There is no time like the present, no time at all.
Each and every moment of our life is a precious gift from God and yet I think many of us (ME) take it for granted. I’ll do it later, I don’t have time, I’m too tired, I’m too busy… but we do have time, we need to make time. I need to make time.
Time for God, time for me, time for my family, time for my friends, time for giving, time for helping, time for loving. Time to get my priorities straight!
He said, “The right time is now here. God’s kingdom is very near. Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!”
Mark 1: 15 (ERV)