to everything there is a season

January 14, 2012


>>2012 Affirmation - #2: 
Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.



>> one thousand gifts:
  1. drooping flowers
  2. fat cats
  3. every one of those uniquely designed snowflakes fluttering outside my bedroom window
>>I woke up this morning to find that the Grape Hyacinth-that I had gotten mom as a general present-was killed in the middle of the night by two very huge, fat cats. I had bought those flowers as a means to supply this wintry home with a smidgen of spring. And now I have nothing to show for it except bare and withering flowers, mangled and dismantled leaves with discolored and drooping stems.


It was then that I realized how true the saying was, that "there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens"-Ecclesiastes 3:1-3. 


While I don't know if it was the season for murderous actions committed by two likely culprits, bound together by some plant-eating brotherhood, but I do know there is a time for everything on this earth. And whether we want it to happen, or it simply happens because it's the right time for it to happen, I try to remember to take joy in all that is happening. 


1 There is a time for everything, 
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:

 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace.
 9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
 15 Whatever is has already been,
   and what will be has been before;
   and God will call the past to account.[b]


Not always having everything go your way has a tendency to blind us to what is really important-that whatever God has in store for us should be what we should wantHappiness isn't always found in the most likely of places, or from receiving what we wanted. 

Sometimes, happiness is found in the journey, not the destination! Thusly, I think it's fitting to end this post with a little reminder: enjoy every moment and live to the fullest for the Glory of God!!!


>> Song of the day:



Turn Turn Turn by To Everything There Is A Season) (The Byrds on Grooveshark

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  1. Hello there!

    I just wanted to stop by your little corner of the blogging world to tell you thank you for joining my revolution! I really appreciate your support!!!

    May the Lord bless you immensely.

    Love from a sister in Christ,
    Grace
    come stop for tea @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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