TIME IN A BOTTLE
Time in a bottle.
Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) was loved by generation after generation. "Mrs. Spock" is in a current advertisement against smoking. She stated "we all think we have more TIME than we do, and we really don't."
We humans think of time as 'flying' / going too fast / speeding up when we get older, etc.
Not so with God. 2 Peter 3:8 tells us that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Instead of going, scripture talks of
the fullness of time. (Ephesians 1:10)
that the hour has come to wake from sleep for salvation is nearer to us now. (Romans 13:11)
the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman. (Galatians 4:4)
the time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent and believe in the gospel.
the appointed time has grown very short 1 Corinthians 7:29
HOW SHORT? It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. (Acts 1:7)
WHAT CAN WE DO AT THE BEGINNING OF A NEW YEAR?
The following are suggestions from Warren Wiersbe, in chapter 3 An Hour at a Time from his book God Isn't in a Hurry.
1). Start your day with the Lord . . . Jesus did (Mark 1:35)
2). Plan your day.
3). Take blessing breaks during the day. (A time of rest with brief time of praise and prayer for the purpose of quieting the heart / get new guidance and strength from the Lord).
4. Try to keep margins around your life.
5. Live to please God and fulfill his purposes for you. (Philippians 3:13)
6. Learn to relax and enjoy leisure time.
A verse in the Psalms say this "So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
Finally, one of my very favorite:
"As your days, so shall your strength be. (Deut. 33:25)
Jesus asked, "Are there not twelve hours in the day"? (John 11:9)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! and MIND HOW YOU GO! Why? Because God minds how you go . . .