Wow, it has been a long time since I have written. It is now March and there is snow on the ground, I can hardly believe that we are in the third month of 2009. Time goes by so quickly, as it says in the bible life is but a vapor and than it vanishes. How very true that verse is. It seems like only yesterday I was graduating from high school, actually it was 1990 and I am now turning 37 years old. But, how God has blessed me to give me 36 years here on earth. Have I always made the best of my time? Hardly. When I think back about how much precious time I wasted that the lord gave I shudder. However, the one thing you can not do is go back to the past you can only go forward. I may not be perfect, but I am much better than I used to be. I have seen God working in my life in such a way that I am astonished at his ever lasting love for me.
This year I have made a decision to make good use of the precious time that he has granted me with. I do not want to waste it away, I want to enjoy it, make it useful, and do good with it. Although I work full time when I get off of work my attention is focused on my daughter and that time is precious and critical. The best thing we can do for our children is to give them our time, attention, and first and foremost a spiritual foundation. That is why I try to always incorporate pray in our time together, whether it is before a meal, going to bed, or before going to school. We read a children’s bible and we talk about the lessons we can use in our daily life. It makes me proud that at 3 years old Anya’s favorite bible story is David and Goliath. The time we spend together is free and is the best thing that I could provide for her.
For myself, I am using my time to read the bible, take notes, and read spiritual literature, and I can’t tell you how much of a difference it is making in my life. When you drift away from God you can feel it inside and when you head back to the lord this feeling of comfort covers you a like a warm blanket. The lord wants us to use our time wisely and when we do we are rewarded.
Our days are numbered here on earth, but while we are here we should use the time to become closer to God. I want the next 37 years of my life or hopefully more to be time well spent, to become closer to my saviour, to use my spiritual gifts that he has given me, to be a responsible parent that teaches her child about the goodness of God, and to be a servant of the lord.
He has given me so much to be thankful for. A wonderful daughter, a job that provides a warm and comfortable home for us, health, family, and the thirst to want to learn more about him. The least I can do is to use my time to serve him.