Thursday, October 14, 2010

One by One, Back to Life

"Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living being." ~ Genesis 2:7

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The bowels of the earth opened and gave birth. To shouts of joy and open arms of many.

I wrote this article for a couple weeks ago and sent it to the editor not knowing the Chilean miners would be rescued on the eve of its printing. The lessons we've learned remain valuable. Read it here: Is Scheduling Good for Our Families? (and please share your thoughts)

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More for you to consider:

"Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?" ~ Matthew 6:26
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The Bible says it best, of course:

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build.

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.

A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away.

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak.

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What advantage has the worker from his toil?

I have considered the task which God has appointed for men to be busied about.

He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men's ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.

I recognized that there is nothing better than to be glad and to do well during life.

For every man, moreover, to eat and drink and enjoy the fruit of all his labor is a gift of God.

I recognized that whatever God does will endure forever; there is no adding to it, or taking from it. Thus has God done that he may be revered."

~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 ~ (New American Version)
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  • Does your family's daily timetable respect God's appointments in the life of your family?
  • Does your family's schedule serve you or serve God?
  • Do your children see that your daily schedule has been carefully considered and set?
  • Does your scheduling reflect that whatever deeds you perform will revere God this day?
  • Do you take time daily to pray, to sow, to gather, to meditate on the Word of God, and to reap the fruit of your labor?
  • Do you seek daily God's desire for you?
  • Do you pray each day?
  • Do you ask God to bless the work of your hands?
  • Do you teach your children to do likewise?

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful article! Published in God's perfect timing! And it spoke to me at just the right time, too.


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