Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
Thinking back a couple of weeks ago, we stayed in a tent for 5 days. After, sleeping in a truck for 2 nights, 5 days seemed like a glorious long time we would get to have.
Those 5 days came and went so fast! First, we pitched and stretched out in relief, though we suffered in cold weather and pouring rains, we could stretch out and had all our things at arm’s reach and in a blink of an eye we were packing up and back in the truck to live. “That went too fast!!” I expressed to mine husband.
Then, the entire next week, cramped up in the truck again felt like eternity, like it would never end. We were warm and dry, but painfully hurting and couldn’t stretch out, nor get to any of our things.
We have a first mindset, this is worth it, I can do this at least, and then that’s all you end up with and start to see the things we sacrificed to have that one thing. Now, just wanting that which we sacrificed. Then, we are pressed to truly die to self, suffer long for his namesake to live in obedience, confidence and content in our Savior and Salvation alone.
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Again, thinking on how short 2 nights is and in the morning it’s back to living in the truck.
Questioning how, how can I get time to feel like the same amount of time that it truly is during the most extreme difficult times and the most welcomed times of enjoyment?
Do you know? I sincerely would like to know. Share with us in a comment, would love to hear from all y’all!
Life is all about timing. Seasons, changes, growth. Life, health, sickness, death. Happy, sad, joy, weep, chaos, peace, war, rest, love and hate. There’s a time and season for all things. Time and chance happen to us all.
Time seems to stand completely still, at a crawl when we are without, when we don’t feel or see the things we like or want.
Yet, we seem to not have enough time as it appears time rapidly speeds up when we have, when we feel and see the things we want… to once again be without it again.
Time speeds up and slows down in our perception, yet every second is the exact same amount of a second. Never changes, only our outlook, our feelings, our situations and our own minds and hearts.
We change daily, sometimes rapidly, sometimes slowly. But, nonetheless we are being changed.
And, thank God like time, He never changes.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: