It’s Time for a New Leaf

September 17, 2016

The rush, the time crunch, the tick-tocks, they whizz by day after day in a blur.

Before you know it, we’re here in September and the leaves are fading from verdant green to fiery yellows, and the evenings get cooler and shorter. As I sit here and write, I know that I am not the only one who struggles with time management, prioritizing, and making time for everything, but sometimes it just seems that my planner is all booked up and I haven’t completed a thing! I never want to become too busy for God to have my attention.

The last few days I was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at Summit Conference and time and time again throughout the week I was reminded just how fleeting our time on this earth really is. Our days are not unlimited, but sometimes we live as if they were. I do not want to walk by open doors and think to myself, “I can walk through that door tomorrow,” when tomorrow is not promised. We need to leap at opportunities that present themselves today, because those will not always be available. We hear and read time and again that Jesus is coming back soon, but have you thought about that today? For the fields are white and there is a crop to harvest. Time stops for no one, and when the day comes to rise up and meet the Lord, I want to have something to show for all of my labors and toils on this Earth. There is simply no way that we can show up in heaven before God, with empty hands.

With fall season approaching, it is a perfect time for turning over a new leaf!

The beginning of this new season is a time for thankfulness is the ideal moment for making changes in our hearts and minds. Reach for those near you that are lost, reach for the needy, and reach for the hurting. Have a grateful spirit about you that cannot go unnoticed. Jesus has given us a purpose while we are here, and it is up to us to fulfill his commandments of reaching the hungry souls. For every second I am here, every moment I take up space, the least I can do is reach for the white fields of harvest and bring it to the Master. Intentional ladies, it’s time to work!

Psalms 39:4-5 (ESV)

“O Lord, make me know my end
    and what is the measure of my days;
    let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
    and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah