There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
We all complain that there is never enough of it to go around. We are always wishing we could have more of it. We all wish that we could grasp onto time and hold it in our hands.
God has other ideas for us.
God has his own plans.
God knows what path we are supposed to be walking along.
Our Father did not want us to have the ability to hold onto time.
He wants to teach us how to savor the moment, but not to hold onto it.
He wants us to continue to move forward; to grow and mature. Not only in our earthly life, but in our spiritual life as well.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.
There is a song that I absolutely adore.
It is called Jesus Bring the Rain by MercyMe.
In the song, he welcomes the rain. He welcomes the pain and the tough path that God has chosen to lead him down.
Because without the rain, we would not be able to experience the joy of the sunshine.
Without the pain and the valleys, we would not be able to learn to become dependent upon our Father.
Without the rain, we never know how to be able to experience the blessings our Yahweh.
You cannot grasp water. You cannot hold it in your fist.
As I give my toddler a bath, I fill a cup with water and pour it out in front of him. I watch as he tries to grasp it in his hands. It reminds me of how we are always trying to grab onto things.
Somehow, they all still manage to slip through our fingers.
There is, however, One constant. There is one thing that we can always hold onto and as long as we hold on tight, it will never fall through our grasp.
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
~1 Timothy 1:14~