Nothing But Time…

I feel I can truly relate to Keith Green in this song. I feel cold, dry and hardened.

I wonder…if there’s anyone else in this world like me right now.

It seems this virus has slowed everything down to a snail’s pace, and now I have nothing but time on my hands.

I don’t have anymore work. All our contracts have cancelled on us. My wife teaches piano via the internet, and has some students still. But other than that, we are home and not sure how to spend our time.

Our children homeschool so they are still finishing their studies. I do have some work in the workshop to do so that keeps me from going ‘cabin-fever’ crazy, but I have noticed something strange. I am finding that since a lot of the distractions are gone, my thoughts have been drawn to my spiritual life. Or lack thereof anyway.

Anyone else feel the same drawing to things spiritual lately? Anyone else feel deep down that this time of quarantine and social distancing is actually a blessing where God can finally get through because the phone’s not busy?

Our finances will undoubtedly suffer through this trial, but since God is on control of every penny that flows through our life, He is well able to deal with this. We wear masks, wash our hands continually, and keep a safe distance from those around us, yet, all it takes is one lapse from one of us, and bang, we are infected. But yet God is controlling every cell and atom of everything in this world, so He’s also in control of that.

What do I have to worry about? Really…nothing. So my thoughts coast again toward my relationship with my Lord Jesus. This is a glorious time to really get back to that place where me and Jesus were inseparable. Where I yearned to be with Him and learned so much at His feet. Instead I find myself in the kitchen busy and burdened with much.

This period of trial for the human race will end one day. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Most of us have nothing better to do anyway. Shouldn’t God get our best instead of our leftovers? Give Him your attention and humbly submit yourself to His will. Curl up at His feet and give Him the time He deserves.

2 thoughts on “Nothing But Time…

  1. Dear brother, I am thankful that you are a contributor now here at Truth in Grace.

    Sadly, my own heart could reiterate the words of this song as well as what you have revealed about your own heart. When I began to get sick again, I was not where I needed to be. Yet, through this time of turmoil and sickness and world tragedies over the last few months, God graciously revealed things to me about the state of my heart.

    I would not be willing to trade what I have learned and relearned over the last months as I had to be taken out to the woodshed more than once. However, I am reminded that those whom the Lord loves, He also chastens. And the chastening is out of love, not out of hatred.

    As Paul said in Ephesians, use the time wisely because the days are evil. We do not know how many will pass into eternity through this virus, and death may even come to our own doors before this is all over. But, praise be to God for the words of the Psalmist – “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.”

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  2. Well said Mark, and I am also truly thankful to you for your kind invitation. I would have never guessed that I would one day play in the majors. 🙂 It seems this is indeed a time for improvement and pruning. Who would have thought that such a horrid virus would bring about the beautification of the bride?

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