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Time. What does it Mean to Us?

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The majority of the United States acknowledges Daylight Savings Time. I have always lived in an area that does not observe DST with the exception of couple of years. The first time I experienced a loss of an hour of my time it didn’t make sense to me and I am not too sure that it still does today.

In the Spring, the majority of the United States loses one hour of their time and regains it in the fall. I would like to add that we get it back without interest.

Someone told me that you can’t cut off 6 inches of the bottom of your blanket and sew those same 6 inches to the top of the blanket and think that you have more blanket. That pretty much sums it up for me as far as “losing” an hour in the spring then “gaining” it back again in the fall.

More importantly, how do we spend the time we have?

I see our time as something that has been given to us and we are accountable to how we use it. We can look at the first 7 days documented in the bible and how God worked the first 6 then rested on the 7th. We can also acknowledge how He told the Israelites to spend the 7th day; to not only keep the day holy but also to remember how He rescued them from bondage. Deut 5:15. Since He set aside time, designating it to be kept holy and for remembrance of Him, I think we should value our time with purposeful intention. 

Should we consider our time as we do our money and give a portion off the top of our time received, back to Him. If so, what should this look like? Volunteering, ministry, devotions, bible studies, prayer.

We can spend money, lose money and even waste money but we can also earn money back. We can’t earn time. Once it is gone, it is gone! 

  • Our time can be used for growth
  • Our time can be used for good
  • Our time can be used for rest
  • Our time can be wasted
  • Our time can pass quickly
  • Our time is limited
  • Some charge for their time
  • Some want to drain us of our time
  • Time is measured from centuries to seconds
  • Sometimes we have to pay for someone’s talents and abilities based on time
  • Sometimes we feel robbed of our time
  • Sometimes we physically walk forward while our minds are in times of the past
  • Time was created by God
  • Time is tracked on a calendar based on the birth of Christ
  • We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but we don’t all have the same number of days

Ecclesiastics 3:1 indicates, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.”

Ecclesiastics also states in 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”

There is a lot to be said about time, but time holds a different value to each of us and holds different values in different phases in our lives.

Are you concerned with making the most of your time?

What does your time mean to you?

Do you see value in time or wish it away? 

If God doesn’t work in your time, do you take your desires in your own hands?

 

4 comments

  1. Some really good questions to think on. The Lord reminds me often to redeem the time. It is a gift I hope to return to Him with interest. Doesn’t always happen but He is patient with me!

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