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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Gift

Day 28 of 40 days of Lenten Posts

This morning I was given a gift.

 A fresh twenty-four hours to relish life.

One-thousand-four-hundred and forty minutes.

 What I do with those minutes is totally in my hands.

I may give twenty of them to prayer, thirty of them to my husband, one-hundred and twenty to watching television, four-hundred-eighty plus to working. I better allow some time for my children.

 I end the day with no minutes leftover, every minute has been used up. But I have to question myself, “Did I use them in the best way I could have?”

Henry David Thoreau said, “Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?”

 Indeed, hurry is a waste of life.

Each day of creation God took on a new task. Notice that He spread creation out. He could have done it all in one day, He was certainly capable. I think He was showing us how to live our lives, focusing each day on the task ahead, not trying to do too much. At the end of each day of creation it says that God saw that it was good.

Can we say at the end of each day, “It was good.”

Being always in the moment and attuned to His voice I believe we can.


Billy Coffey said...

Loved this, Diane. Time is usually one of those things I only think about when I need more of it. Better, I think, to use what I have more wisely.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

I began this day rushing and then remembered what I wrote. I slowed down to be in the moment.
It is not an easy task to keep from wasting time or hustling through the day.

Faith Imagined said...

I am trying manage my time more appropriately so this post is very encouraging to me. Thank you for sharing your insights!

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Faith, It is hard to slow down and concentrate on the now. It is a struggle for me.