There is a Time

Posted on 04/24/2016 by Rev. Jennifer L. Faust

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GLORY

Great is the Lord God Almighty
Great is the Lord on High
The train of His robe fills the temple
And we cry out highest praise

Glory to the risen King
Glory to the Son, glorious Son

Lift up your heads, open the doors
Let the King of Glory come in
And forever be our God

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
Holy is the Lord on high
Let all the earth bow before You
And crown You Lord of all


EVEN THE MOUNTAINS

We praise you Lord because you're worthy
You are Lord and King of the earth and sky
Let us lift you up and declare your glory
Let us lift our hands and our voices high

Even the mountains praise your name
the rocks and the stones cry Holy!
Whoever seeks for your face
will never be the same
Let your kingdom come
in Jesus' name

I'm an instrument, I am only a vessel
Help me open up to receive your love
Let us put to death thoughts of opposition
Let me step aside and point the world to above


WITH ALL THAT I AM

I praise you Lord
I praise you Lord

With all of my heart
With all of my soul
With all of my strength
I praise you Lord

For there is nobody like you
in heaven or on earth
Who is worthy to receive
all my praise
And I praise you with all that I am
Yes I praise you with all that I am


I'll serve you Lord
I'll serve you Lord

With all of my heart
With all of my soul
With all of my strength
I'll serve you Lord

For there is nobody like you
in heaven or on earth
Who is worthy to receive
all my praise
And I'll serve you with all that I am
Yes I'll serve you with all that I am


I love you Lord and
I'll love you Lord

With all of my heart
With all of my soul
With all of my strength
I love you Lord

For there is nobody like you
in heaven or on earth
Who is worthy to receive
all my praise
And I love you with all that I am
Yes I love you with all that I am


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Years. Days. Hours. Minutes.


Time.


How many breaths does one take in a minute? A full breath. Inhale. Exhale.

Let's do an experiment, shall we?

Let's see how many breaths we take in a minute.

Ready! Set! Breathe!


(wait a minute)

So it was probably around 15 breaths if you did it.

Thank you for humoring me.

I wanted us all to take some time, one minute, to sit and relax. To breathe.

At that moment, that one minute, that time...

One of my favorite passages of scripture is found in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3. The "A time to" list...the verses read:

1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;

4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.


Today our "a time to" item was a time to breathe. Something so automatic, but vital.

One knows when they breathe faster or slower.

So how can we not notice when we stop doing or things or start doing something?

I think in a way that is why the author of the "a time to" list wrote those things down.

For us to take notice that there are times to do all those things.

So if you are...

dancing don't criticize the person for mourning. They are in a different part of the "a time to" list.

Someday you might change positions.

We all breathe through our noses and mouths. Our chest moves up and down.

We all bleed red. Except for Ben. He bleeds green, sometimes blue, because he's an alien. Hehe.

We are all the same. Yet different.

There is a time for everything under heaven. Give each other time to be where we are.

We need to be more considerate of others. Less in a hurry. More to be still and know that He is God.

Nothing in the "a time to" list catches Father God off guard.

It's okay to be where you are. It's okay to be happy. It's okay to mourn. It's okay to be angry.

The issue isn't about where you are, but are you willing to obey God?

If He is telling you to move...it is time to obey!

There is a time...And the time is now!

Now is the time to surrender to God. He cares. He loves. He wants. He waits. What will you do?