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AwAreness: Time

Posted in Gypsy Carns on January 29, 2011 by Gypsy Carns

Time – what is it?  Why does it matter?  How old are you and why does that mean anything? Time is 24 hours a day, 60 minutes an hour, 60 seconds a minute and man does it fly the older you get.  That’s why it is important to make use of the time you have, now.  Once it’s gone, we can’t get it back. 

We are all travelling forward at an increased rate of speed in this I want it now generation of immediate gratifications.  Me included, I can’t wait an hour for a baked potato in the oven, I want it in 12 minutes out of the microwave.  But time is a familiar friend in God’s word – the Bible.  Listen to a few scriptures about time and maybe get a sense of how important time is.

Psalm 27:5 – “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. ”  He being God the Great I AM.   Psalm 37:39 – “But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 – “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”  

But this time is the most important time of all:  Daniel 12: 1-3 – At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time.  And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book.  And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.  Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” 

Folks we are at that “time” Daniel speaks of….NOW is the time to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  Get your name in the “book of life” Daniel talks about.  Time is short, time is precious, time is what you make of it.  Take the time to save your soul, at the end of it all – that is what we have and nothing more.  Even that can be taken away, in time.