Guest Blogger: Jessica Everett
Jessica is a mom of three. She loves music and is an avid reader of anything and everything.
TIME. Such a precious thing.
This last weekend I spent with my family up at the family farm in Washington. And the week before I spent in California with the other side of the family. It was so wonderful to spend time with my sisters, my brother, nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents. And as I thought about the last two weeks I asked myself what was the best part about these vacations.
The answer is TIME. I got time with these people.
Time I will never again have. Time to make memories. Time to show my kids what I grew up with. Such precious time with these people I love. And I realized time is one of the most precious things you can get with anyone. It's something you can never get back. It's something that once a decision is made to use that time for something that's not something you can undo.
I will never again have this time with these people. Time is a precious thing. One you cannot waste. It is intangible. You cannot see it. You cannot save it. And so often we are looking at it in the rearview mirror. I need to be wise with how I spend my time. I need to be concious with how I spend my time.
Philippians 4:8 says "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever i admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
This includes how I spend my time. Am I wasting my time? Am I spending my time for God's glory? Am I focused on things that truly matter? That have any eternal significance. I need to be.
I'm so glad the last two weeks I chose to spend that time with these important people in my life. I am so thankful I got that time. That's something I will always have with me and those memories of the time spent will be forever engraved on my heart.