Sunday, January 10, 2010

No Time For God

          No Time For God

You've time to build houses, and in them dwell.
And time to do business--to buy and sell;
But none for repentance, or deep earnest prayer;
To seek your salvation you've no time to spare.

You've time for earth's pleasures, for frolic and fun,
For her glittering treasures, how quickly you run;
But care not to seek the fair mansion above,
The favor of God or the gift of His love.

You've time to take voyages over the sea,
And time to take in the world's jubilee;
But soon your bright hopes will be lost in the gloom
Of the cold, dark river of death and the tomb.

You've time to resort to the mountain and glen;
And time to gain knowledge from books and from men;
Yet no time to search for the wisdom of God,
But what of your soul when you're under the sod?

For time will not linger when helpless you lie,
Staring death in the face, you will take time to die.
Then what of the judgement--pause, think, I implore!
For time will be lost on eternity's shore.

                                                       ~Author Unknown

Even for us Christians, sometimes it seems we have no time for God.  We seem to find time for everything else but have a difficulty finding time to pray, worshipread, study, memorize God's Word...to just spend time with Him, sitting at His feet.     O Lord, please help us never become "conceited lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--having a form of Godliness but denying its power." (2 Timothy 3:4b-5a)

No Time For God....but
Time for work and play
Time for dance and shows
Time for pinochle and bridge
Time for lodges and politics
Time for Sunday golf and baseball
Time for newspapers and funnies
Time for novels and magazines
Time for fashions and radio
Time for television and gardens
Time for parties and parades
Time for everything under the sun
        Except for God.  (taken from a tract)

"Our lives can become so vagrant that God is exiled from our minds.  It seems as though there is something in vagrancy that stupefies the soul, and renders us insensitive to our true home and rest in God." J. H. Jowett

"Your date book is your creed. What you believe in, you have time for." Unknown

"If satan can't make us bad, he'll make us busy." John West

"Spend plenty of time with God; let other things go, but don't neglect Him." Oswald Chambers

"I count that part of my life lost which I spent not in communion with God, or in doing good." John Donne

"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12

"Come near to God and He will come near to you." James 4:8a

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8 comments:

SmilingSally said...

You really hammered it home today! Thank you for sharing.

sarah said...

right on...making time for HIm....makes life fully worth living.

Cindy said...

Great post, hits you where you need to be hit.

Just Be Real said...

Great post with deep meaning! Truth speaks loud here! Blessings.

Renee said...

What a beautiful vision ~ sitting at God's feet just spending time with Him as a Father does with their child.
God bless...

Charlotte said...

This poem really hit home for me. It was what my Dad always said when my mother and I tried to get him to go to church with us. He always said he didn't have time. I realize now we were making the wrong approach although we thought it was right at the time. We should have been trying to lead him to Christ instead of lead him to church. Of course, we did equate the two things. I just think we went about it backwards. He died over 11 years ago. He did have time to do that. It's so sad.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This poem is so true. On our way to Church I always see people doing so many other things. It's so sad.
God Bless,
Ginger

Cathy said...

Just what needs to be heard today ~ Thank you ~ Blessings ~

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