How do you view time?
A tough question to answer in how each of us spend our lives.
Our series Transparent takes a look at how we utilize four aspects of our lives; time, talent, treasure and testimony. As Christ-followers we are called to be stewards of our lives, caring for the blessings that God has given to each of us.
The most limited resource we have. There are several ways to view time.
What is the Biblical view of time? How do we measure time? How do I view time?
We step away from these questions with a variety of answers ranging from specifics to the second to seasons of the year.
When looking at the scripture we see patterns of rest and remembrance.
A time to reflect and celebrate and mourn and recharge. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 shares this idea to us clearly.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
The true challenge to us then is to assess our own time and how we are stewards of it.
Are you prioritizing time for the important things? Are you spending time with God?
As we each look at the seasons we are in, let us reflect on our lives and the way we view time. Let us be those who spend our limited time wisely as stewards of the lives God has given us.