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Monday, March 28, 2011

A Time for Everything

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." -Ecclesiastes 3:1 (through 8)
God orchestrates every day of our lives, and in every season he has purpose for us:
"A time to be born and a time to die."
Each day I am born anew into Christ and die to my sinful self.
"A time to plant and a time to uproot."
I am growing in my relationship with my man, starting the "plant" of our new little family, and pulling up some of the roots that tie me to my parents and siblings.  They're still family, but it's time to grow and change.
"A time to kill and a time to heal."
I must kill the selfish, sinful desires of my flesh, and allow God to heal my wounds with his love.  In other ways, I can heal others by building them up.
"A time to tear down and a time to build."
:) Same explanation for above phrase!
"A time to weep and a time to laugh."
I have always taken things SO SERIOUSLY.  My life, I have found, is much more joyful when I'm not so serious.  I love laughing with my beloved.  And when I need to cry, he is there with comforting arms and a dry shoulder!
"A time to mourn and a time to dance."
This changing-from-little-girl-to-woman is something I've been mourning, in a way, because I'm becoming a different version of myself.  But it's also marking a time to dance, to celebrate: I'm getting MARRIED!!! :)
"A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them."
Not sure what exactly this means, but I'm going to apply it to studies.  There is a time for homework, and there is a time to be with my man.  Studies don't love me and I don't love them; I love him and he loves me!
"A time to embrace and a time to refrain."
Yep.  Sometimes he needs a little alone time.  Sometimes my girlfriends are the same way.
In a different vein, there is a time to embrace lots of activities, and a time to not do that.

There are other verses, but in order to make it to breakfast on time I will have to stop now and continue later!

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