Posted by: lifestreamsflow1 | August 31, 2010

A Time for Everything

To everything there is a season….A time for every purpose under heaven.

“A time to be born…and a time to die;

A time to plant…and a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to kill…and a time to heal;

A time to break down…and a time to build up;

A time to weep…and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn…and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones…and a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace…and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to gain…and a time to lose.

A time to keep…and a time to throw away;

A time to tear…and a time to sew;

A time to keep silence…and a time to speak;

A time to love…and a time to hate; A time of war…and a time of peace.

….He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 & 11

In the Ecclesiastes passage…there are 28 things listed that have a “time”….14 of them seem “positive” and 14 seem “negative“…to a human way of thinking. So to those who demand only “positive” experiences in their lives…I am afraid they will miss out on many necessary realities in the life our Lord describes here. Though our “life hid with Christ in God” holds forth great promise of great reward…both in Heaven and often on earth, there are many experiences of life that bring with them the “uncertainty of change”.

Circumstances in this life are constantly changing…that is why the truth of Hebrews 13:8 is so life-giving and precious to the believer, “Jesus Christ is the SAME…yesterday, today, and forever!” Holding fast to that faithful promise and TRUTH…is the anchor that steadies us in the “times and seasons” of change that come to humans on this earth…even “Christian” humans.

Some changes are voluntary…and others are enforced by circumstances beyond our control, some bring joy…others bring sorrow, but all changes “can” become strengthening experiences for those under God’s authority as they trust Him.

Saints of God…settle it in your heart and mind…JESUS CHRIST is enough. He is MORE than enough for ANY and EVERYTHING that may come to you in the “times and seasons” of life. Depend upon Him in ALL THINGS…and you will come through…”more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus!” Romans 8:37

DETERMINATION: Working intently to accomplish goals regardless of the opposition.

“Jesus Christ is the SAME…yesterday, today, and forever!” Hebrews 13:8

Looking unto JESUS,

Sandy

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  1. A wonderful truth. We have to embrace all seasons for in what we think of “lack” can be just want we need to get us to the abundant time we long for. God perfects all that concerns us. When we are truly His we can rest in the truth that all is working out as it should.

    Rachel

  2. You “got it”, Rachel! When I was young, I was naive and thought the good and perfect “outcomes” were the point…but actually, our being “perfected” into HIS same image (attitude, actions, aims) is true to HIS form. He will keep us on that potter’s wheel until we take the shape that He has in mind for us! And remember, the clay was “marred” in His hand…..needed MORE work. He takes His “time” in getting it “just right” in each of us…because He loves us SO!!!

    I always appreciate your remarks, my friend!

    Sandy


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