Time: In Daily Doses

Time Daily

Basic human needs haven’t changed with the passing of time, even though times have changed. Peace and quiet are still equally necessary today as they were from the very beginning. But how do we achieve peace now, when navigating through this increasingly noisy life is so challenging? This has become a popular and frequent question. Fortunately, we do have an answer, and it’s revealed in God’s Word, including Isaiah 9:6 and Ephesians 2:14 in which Jesus Christ is referred to as the “Prince of Peace”.

In addition, Hebrews 2:10, speaks of Jesus as the “Captain”, “…from whom are all things and by whom are all things…” (Italics mine.)  Jesus can be trusted to carry us through each day. The secret for us is to rely on Him, as we take “one day at a time”, aka, “Today”. We do not know what tomorrow will bring, or if tomorrow will even come. In truth, today is all we are given…Time in daily doses.

Matthew 6:34 tells us that sufficient for the “day” is its own trouble. And on the flip side of that is the reminder in Lamentations 3:22-23, that the Lord’s mercy and compassion are “…new every morning…” So, with that in mind, living life “one day at a time” makes much sense. And, if we desire to be fruitful and flourish and be the best God has designed us to be, as Bach’s works can attest, it will also require that a measure of peace and quiet be a part of our today. Challenging no doubt, but essential, nonetheless.

“Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope…” -Francis Gray

Blessings to you!
Numbers 6:24-25

QUIET TIME? I don’t have all the answers, but…

…I do have a little experience.  🙂

For example, (Don’t laugh now, please…), here’s a question from an old tune for you: “How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Pari’?”

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You may be way too young to remember that tune of my childhood, but I’m sure you’re insightful enough, to figure out its meaning. Although many of us did not grow up on a farm in the quiet countryside, no one needs to tell us how busy, noisy, and distracting the world has become in our day. Plus with today’s technology, I daresay those living in the country can attest to the same.

Add to that, the longing and desire in your heart as a parent, to create a quiet environment, (pastoral, if you will) in which to teach your child(ren) the precious truths of God’s Holy Word. We all know that such learning is best done in a quiet, focused setting, particularly if we desire to enter into our Lord’s precious presence as we do so. (Psalm 23:2-3)

Therein lies the challenge, as I see it. Please correct me if you think I’m wrong, but the sweetest times of learning about God often occur when we experience that time while hearing His “still small voice”. (1 Kings 19:12)

The free Bible study lessons that I offer were designed specifically for the purpose of helping your child focus in on God’s Word.  The lessons are quite plain and simple: no bells, whistles, commentary, or flashy design, but rather a presentation of God’s Word in its purest sense, directing the student to go to the Holy Scriptures, only, to complete the lessons.

If you haven’t taken a look at this work in progress, please do so.  If you think it adds value to your experience do let me know.  Thanks, and God bless.  Numbers 6:24-26.

Shadow of His Wings

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.   Numbers 6:24-26

When the challenges of life seem overwhelming
When faced with overcoming drains my soul
It is there my burdened heart seeks out Your refuge
As I run beneath Your wings to be consoled.

For in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice
In the shadow of Your wings my soul is satisfied
In the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy
There my soul desires to follow close to You.

Adapted from Psalm 63 -© 2011 DM

R U called by His name?

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HE KNOWS MY NAME
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in His hands.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
He hears me when I call.
– by Tommy Walker