When launching this blog with “why I started writing lyrics,” I referenced three CaringBridge posts by Tom Carpenter (who wrote them days before he died). Below is the second of three from Tom. To read His first post click here.
I hope you’ll consider Tom’s words as “time well spent” because they are a great reminder for us. May we not waste the time God has blessed us with.
“For we are wonderfully and fearfully made. God knit us together in the midst of our mothers’ womb. God knew the unique blend of our individual DNA. God knew everything about us before we were ever even thought of. I am thankful God allowed me to be born.
I am also thankful for the time God has blessed me with. Time, however, is something I have often squandered in my life. There have been so many instances where I have not used time wisely. For the most part, I took time, a precious gift of God and used it selfishly to my own frivolous ends and purposes. God forgive me. None of us know how much time God will give us. What I have often failed to realize is that it is not my time at all. Time, like everything in this life, belongs to God. Of course, God is mindful of the time we must dedicate to our families and our livelihoods. God does not begrudge us time to take pleasure in this life He gives us.
Ultimately, however, we must realize that time in the here and now is finite. So let us spend more time with God. Then, however many seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years God may give us, that time will be blessed and not wasted.”
Are you over scheduled? When do you spend time with God? Are you an early morning, or late-at-night person? What can you adjust in your daily routine so you can spend more time praying and meditating on God’s Holy Word?