27 January 2013

Taking Time

I receive a daily email with a devotional. Sometimes, it strikes me as totally relevant to my life right now, other times, I have to admit, I only glance at it and then erase it.... 
Today's writing was just a good reminder to enjoy life with less haste and more relaxation. So the following words are NOT from me, I have simply copy and pasted them from Pastor Allen from Apostle Paul Ministries in California.

"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." ( Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV )
The funny thing is that the message at church was the same one: patience and listening to God's timing not ours. It is hard to have patience. I admit that I can have all the patience in the world with the kids and most other things, but put me behind a wheel and I turn into a very pushy driver....... So I was reminded to slow down to enjoy the nice things about life, and to practice patience - simple and yet so hard to do. 

Then the pastor shared this poem - very powerful words: 

                     TAKING TIME
      Take time to think...It is the source of power.

      Take time to play...It is the secret of perpetual youth.

      Take time to read...It is the fountain of wisdom.

      Take time to pray...It is the greatest power on Earth.

      Take time to love and be loved...It is a God-given privilege.

      Take time to be friendly...It is the road to happiness.

      Take time to laugh...It is the music of the soul.

      Take time to give...It is too short a day to be selfish.

      Take time to work...It is the price of success.

      Take time to do charity...It is the key to Heaven.
                                        Author Unknown