Friday, October 12, 2012

Faithful Friday - "Your Time is Valuable"

I can’t believe it’s already Friday! I know I’ve been a bad blogger this week. I couldn’t get internet connection on my computer and had to depend upon the use of someone else’s that wasn’t always available. And time has just flown since we got home mid-week. We’ve been trying to squeeze five days of school into three.

But…..I’m here today, and I’m ready to share a Faithful Friday post with you. What I have to share today came from the other favorite devotion book (of Joy’s) that I read this morning. It’s not one that is set up on a date by date basis, but instead as letters from The King to His Princess. I mentioned it before here on a Faithful Friday. The name of it is His Princess (Love Letters from Your King).

My Princess…..Your Time is Valuable

The time I have given you is of eternal importance. Your life matters, and the most valuable asset you can give to someone or something is time. Remember, My royal one, I want all of your appointments to be in My perfect will. Not all good opportunities are from Me. Keep in mind, My love, that there may be many ways to make more money, but you can never buy back time. So invest your time wisely. Think about what you are doing and how you spend your precious life. Are your days full of the things that matter most to you? Now is the time to take control of your schedule and live a life that matters. If you will sit with Me, I will help you remove the things that are holding you back from doing what’s most needed in this season of your life. There is never a wrong time to do the right thing, so come and experience success with divine direction.

Our people should learn to spend their time doing something useful and worthwhile.
 Titus 3:14

This is always something I struggle with in my daily life. I want my time to be spent wisely, first giving God my time, and then giving time to my family, and then also to serving others and for other things as well. But I’m also the type of person that sometimes has a hard time saying “No”.   Jason has to help me with that sometimes. :)   But I’m learning and it’s a daily struggle, and it is my desire to treat my time as a valuable gift from God and to use it wisely. :)

I hope this devotion spoke to your heart today as it did mine.  Joy had the opportunity to spend the night and day with a friend during her friend's fall break this week and is out of pocket today.  She asked me to add the linky tool to my blog today so folks can link up for Faithful Friday if they'd like.  So if you'd like to join us for Faithful Friday (and we hope you will), you can link up here today on this post.  And thank you, whether you are linking up or just stopping by!  :)

Have a great weekend!   And be blessed!  :) 


Sandra said...

Love it...and I'm doing exactly that, hence my decision to remove myself from Facebook last week :)

Choosing to live my life surrounded by what matters to me, it's a great feeling.

Glad to see you back. Have a great weekend.


Paula said...

This was beautiful, Tammy...
I struggle with how I spend my time, too... it's nice to know I'm not alone in that.
I know what you mean about telling people no~ had to learn to use the word NO a few years ago after I quit my job... everyone seemed to think that because I was "not working" anymore, I was at their beckon call! Sadly, I probably hurt some feelings, but it was necessary in order to take my life back.
Thanks for sharing this today!

jody said...

thanx tammy a great little reminder of whats really important! enjoy your weekend!

Kim said...

Loved your post. There are so many things grabbed for our time these days and it's easy to get off coarse. Thank you for sharing that with us! Have a great weekend!!

cucki said...

very sweet you :)
big hugs
have a lovely weekend deary xx

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, I agree, that is such a sweet post, we always have to remember the little things. Enjoy the weekend, Blessings Francine.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

We are a lot alike. I don't have a lot of friends that I spend time with because I am always so busy with the kids and their activities. But I like it that way. I am a home centered gal.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


This is so true. Something I definitely need to keep in mind. :)

Love you! Thanks for doing Faithful Fridays and putting the linky up for me. :) 8!

Joy :)

Pendleton Primitives said...

Exactly! We are at that crossroad now in life where a decision had to be made, how do we want to spend our time? Both of us working to pay for a nice home we hardly see or, one of us working part time to work on a home as a family that we will always see? The answer was clear. More family time, more time with God, more time with friends and family and less time slaving to pay for stuff. After several military deployments, DET's, schools away, etc. I never want for my family to be separated like that again. We have a lot of hardworking ahead of us but we are all together to help each other and that is what matters.

Karen said...

Thank you for another beautiful post. Again God reminded me this week to lay up treasures in Heaven by being a vessel of His love to someone today.

Escobargmna said...

very sweet you :) big hugs have a lovely weekend deary xx

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Brennanboxh said...

Hi Tammy, I agree, that is such a sweet post, we always have to remember the little things. Enjoy the weekend, Blessings Francine.