not just passing time… passing through…

Time is not running out. This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there’s this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Devotional

I read these words at the start of this day… where before the covers were pulled back… a prayer for blessing on the pressing of time was felt full… and already had called out for His help… His calm…

A day begun by wondering where the margin was… and would He please increase it… because time it felt… as if it ran through a sieve…

And reading her words… it comes to me…

I am not just passing time, I am going somewhere.

Each day is a journey… an opportunity to gain ground…
Each choice… a step to go farther… 
along the Way of Holiness
or… wander… off track…
Time… is the road on which I walk…
I am not just passing time… I am passing through…
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
Psalm 84:5 NIV
Father God… help me journey well today… 
moment… by… moment…
open my eyes… to the truth of each choice… 
in word or deed… being a step… along this journey…


[Note & confession… 
I remembered last night… but did not take the steps to correct… again… I forgot to put the readings for The Journey on the post from Sunday… and here it’s already Wednesday… I’ll put them here… and retroactively… on Sunday too…]
This week’s readings for The Journey
Monday                   John 19:17 – 20:10
Tuesday                   John 20:11 – 21:25
Wednesday              Genesis 1
Thursday                  Genesis 2
Friday                      Genesis 3-4

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