Sunday, July 18, 2010

Got Time?

I was so encouraged by my devotional
from Streams in the Desert today,
that I just have to share with you!!
I'm speaking as a mom now, but this truth applies
to so much in this thing called life!!

Lately I have been evaluating myself as a parent
whose primary goal is to raise God-centered children.

Believe me when I say there are a few areas I have
slacked off in that are critical to achieving this goal.

I have talked to the Lord, asked for forgiveness, and 
asked Him if it was too late.  Do I still have time?
Will what I do now still have the desired impact?

Well, dear friends, let me tell you He answered me
with a resounding

I can buy back some of that time!
You know...the time when I was slacking...
Wanna know how??? {I know you do!}

The Lord doesn't look at our days the same way we do!!

With Him, one of our days is the same as 1000 years!!!
So each of our days doing what is right equals
1000 years of doing right!!
Now that's the best investment deal I've ever heard of!!

He will multiply the impact of what
we do in Him regardless of when we begin again!!!
The only requirement is a repentant, whole heart
committed to carrying out His will!!
What a glorious HOPE!!!
What an amazing God!! 

It is NEVER to late to begin doing what is right!
The impact of making right choices and 
fulfilling our responsibilities before God 
will be multiplied beyond our ability to comprehend it!!

Hope that lights a fire under you like it has for me!!

Love ya bunches!
Spread some Son-shine today!!


  1. Love, love,love, that you shared this, and very specifically as it relates to motherhood.

    It is very meaningful to me because of that empty nest issue that I'm dealing with. I ask myself over and over, Did I do it all? Did I do it "right"? What did I neglect? Do I still have time to do it better?

    And on and on and on.

    Thank you for this. God can use whatever time I have for His glory in my daughters' lives.

    Hope you're blessed this day in proportion to the blessing you have given with this post.

  2. Aren't we all blessed and most often don't even know it. God is always there and waiting we just have to turn around to him. Great post!

  3. Hi! Becky, this post was wonderful! You know is that each and every day, moment by moment, is a teaching and learning expierence that we as parents have to walk through and I think first and foremost is that we as parents Love God and strive to serve Him every day then that spills over to our children of course! Then the outcome is left to God, to help them to Live for Him! and yes! we will not do everything right, but because of Jesus he gives us that second chance! Thank You Lord!:)

  4. Absolutely wonderful Becky! I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one that re-evaluates the things that I do with my kids. Just goes to show you that no is perfect. I'm just glad to know that God is watching over us giving us the chance to make things better as we see fit to make sure our children are the best they can be.

    Love and hugs!

  5. That is SO encouraging!!! And not just when it comes to parenthood. We could apply that wonderful truth to ANY area of our lives where we've gotten off-track.

    Thank you for sharing such uplifting thoughts today.


  6. I say Amen girl!!!! Nothing is wasted with Him but everything is redeemed!!! Kids, health, friendships,finances, hubbies etc etc.
    Sending hugs to you today...p.s. don't forget to email me tomorrow asap.
    Love you.

  7. Thanks, Becky! God is all about second ( and third:) chances, isn't He.

    This is a great post and wonderful reminder for us that we can start doing better TODAY and He will bless it give the grace for our doing it!

    Have a blessed rest of your Sunday dear sister!:)

    Love ya!

  8. This is so encouraging Becky. Thanks sharing your thoughts and the Lord's answers with us. Hope you have a blessed week!

  9. After 26 years of parenting...and still have a long way to go with a four year old, I always need to encouragement to continue the journey!

  10. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Hope you are having a special Sunday!

    hugs from Heidi

  11. Oh Becky, this means there is hope for me yet!

    You are such an inspiration...

    Thank you,

  12. Hi Becky!
    what are you doing up in the wee hours?
    to answer your question, yep..I REALLY did hook the hornets nest..
    and yes, went nder water and swam as good as I could still holding my rod!
    the line came unhooked, and I was far enough away to escape the attackers.
    In all my many years of fishing, whether wading, or from a canoe or boat, I've hooked into only the one Hornets nest, but many wasp nests!
    but I do love to be outdoors and fishing!
    warm sandy hugs..

  13. Thanks for a great share!!

    Blessings to you today.

  14. I can't tell you how this post blessed me. How wonderful to think about and realize the truth in this...His grace knows NO time limit.

    Wondering how everything is going. Been praying everyday. E-mail me if you get the chance.

    Love you!! Deb

  15. Becky, Thank you for stopping by my blog...appreciate your kind words!

    God bless,

  16. Oh BECKY....what a reassuring post. I'll need 1,000 years to make up for some of my foibles. :-) Thank goodness we serve a patient God.

    Thank you so much for your sweet words...they made me feel sooo good. You, my dear, are an encourager...and a sweetheart.


  17. Yeah!!! What hope that gives!!! A God of immense grace!!! And He loves YOU and me - how awesome is that!!! Thank you for your prayers for Daniel. We see the neurologist tomorrow and we'll know more about this seizure then. Hope your week is wonderful, Becky!!

    Lots of hugs,

  18. Amen to that! Thank you so much for sharing this encouraging post:) Blessings to you today dear sister!

  19. Sweet Becky, sharing thoughts that touch my heart too! Streams in the Desert didn't leave my Bible for the past few years ~ an amazing little book!

    And of all the things in life, rearing children is the one I took most seriously and feel I have fallen the most short. The biggest responsibility I ever knew. Love the verses and perspective you posted. The passage that says, 'And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten' comes to mind as well.
    We labor on and try not to become weary :)

  20. Absolutely beautiful and powerful message! Thanks for sharing with us!

    I received your comment on my blog about the CFO Blogger Retreat. You can Email me if you'd like

    I'm not really sure of a place but it depends on what you're looking for/to do.

    Love ya!

  21. What an awesome thought! I want to continue to strive in God's strength to get it right. Jackie

  22. Amen~ Amen ~Amen!!!
    I am so thankful it is never to late.
    What a great post!

  23. Thinking of you today and wondering if you're on your way to your sisters or not. (Hoping you are.)

    What a wonderful, comforting truth about our awesome Heavenly Father who exists outside of ALL limits - including time.


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