A Time for Everything
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 NIV
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
If there is a war, then there there are battlefields, plunder, innocent parties, skirmishes, battles, battlecries, defeat, victory, flesh wounds, heart wounds, surrender, and enemies.
Who is the enemy?
satan in the evil foe, of course. But the battle for our soul is not the only battle in our lives. We can thank God for His provision of faith and saving grace through Jesus. That battle has been won, but there are many others we face as we live life.
Some times we need to go to war.
I don’t know what battles you are facing today. Whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual, my prayer is that you are able to draw strength and perspective from the One who created you and loves you beyond all measure.
Gird up your loins!
Stay tethered to your Creator and surround yourself with those who will fight with and for you. Pray without ceasing. Find your “Aaron and Hur” ~ those who will hold your hands up so you will stay steady.
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. [Exodus 17:12 NIV]
On the way,