Daily Bible Verse:              Psalm 54:1

‘Save me, O God, by Your Name, and vindicate me by Your might!’

- Each one of us need to find time to turn to the Lord for help.
- Sooner or later, we all end up in situations that require ‘Divine Intervention’.
- It is in those moments that we can pause and call on the Lord.
- He will intervene, He will step in, He will save and vindicate you.

Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can call on You and that by Your Name I can have the confidence of knowing that You are with me, You will save me, and You will set a straight course for me. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 54:1
‘Save me, O God, by Your Name, and vindicate me by Your might!’


Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 52:8b
‘I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.’

Alive to God Blog

Seasons And Time

September 30, 2019

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To EVERYTHING there is a SEASON, and a TIME for every matter or purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up 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 together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away, A time to rend 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 for war and a time for peace.

Note that the scripture says ‘there is a SEASON and a TIME for everything!’

DEFINITION:
A SEASON – a specific period of time. A certain period marked by specific (climatic) conditions.
TIME - The Hebrew word most commonly translated as ‘time’ is ayt, which really refers to the instant or duration of time during which something occurs.

There is a season (a period of time) for all things but there is also a time (an instant, when something happens) for all things. Seasons are well understood, but the ‘TIME’ aspect is more difficult to grasp and understand. Time is a strange thing. Some have too much time on their hands. Most have not got enough time to give attention to everything that needs their attention. Time is an illusive thing; it seems to run away from us and in some cases simply escapes us. Time is a moment, an hour, a day, a year or any period given to us. For some time may only be a few more moments and for others time may be still many years. Time is a major issue to mankind and an issue that does not bind God. There are different times in our lives and if we can understand these, I believe we will be able to trust God even more.

ILLUSTRATION:
I recently wanted to prepare our gardens for a special function. I wanted to get the grass green and the trees to shoot their leaves. It was the season of springtime and here and there things had started to bud. Even though it was the start of the spring season and even through some plants and trees had begun to bud, most had not. The TIME (the instant when things happen) had not occurred, We pruned the trees, we fertilized the trees, we watered the trees, but they remained barren branches. We even had unseasonably warm weather, BUT the moment for their TIME to bud had not come. It did, but not exactly when I wanted it to happen. It was the SEASON but not yet the TIME! I want to look at these TIMES that many of us face during the course of life.

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