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Home Time

Two words.

That’s all it took for our parents to send “grief” and “agony” to our young hearts. As a child at the playground, having the time of our lives, the thought of going home was like pure torture, it felt as though they killed our soul. There may have been tears, sulking, stomping of the feet, gripping on tighter to the swings, and quite possibly a very public and embarrassing tantrum.

Our parents would have threatened to leave without us, they would get in the drivers seat, close the door and start the engine. We feared for our lives that they may not have been bluffing. So we quickly ply open our fingers from the swings’ ropes,  and make our way to the car for a very solemn ride home.

These are the thoughts that run through my mind when I think of the words: “home time”. To leave something so enjoyable and fun as the park, to go back to the “boring” home was grevious to say the least.

But our Father in Heaven will come to take us home soon. But when He comes, there won’t be sulking tears, but rather tears of joy; there won’t be stomping feet, but steps of love to the Father’s arms; our hands won’t be gripping to this earth, but reaching out to grab His; and we won’t hesitate to follow Him home, because we know that’s where life begins.

John 14:2-4 KJV

 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

The second advent will be the most joyous occassion, and I can’t wait to go home.

A time to slow down

{This is a reminder to myself, but if you can find any help in it, then I am grateful.}

In this modern age, it is all too easy to get caught up in anything and everything. From social media, to work, to family commitments, and everything in between. And if we’re not careful, we can become too busy to spend time with God.

There is great danger in filling our days to the brim with the distractions of worldly themes, that anything godly becomes boring and unexciting.

That is why we have to slow down.

We need to take the time to talk and commune with God on a personal level. Speak to Him continually as you would to your closest friend. He already knows everything about you, so there is no need to hide  your secrets and pretend you are OK, when you’re not. The more time we spend in communication with Him, the more we get to know His voice.

We need to set aside time to spend with God, and not just on Sabbath, but every day. Because we don’t just need Him once a week, but we need Him every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day, of our lives. It can be as simple as waking up 15 minutes earlier to spend time in prayer and reading the bible. It can be a continual conversation with God that starts when you wake up, til the time you go to sleep.

However we spend the majority of our time is ultimately what defines us. So I, personally, want to spend the majority of my time with God and to be defined as someone who walks with Him daily.