snippets of time…

Cool morning.  Warm coffee.  Quiet house.  

I spend a great deal of my time yearning for more of this allusive thing called time.  It’s really quite absurd.  Rather than live in the moment… whatever the moment is,  I find myself planning ahead.  Spending time that isn’t meant to be spent yet and pining for time I do not have.  

I long for great lengths of time… long conversations and long vacations.  I desire hours to quietly read and days with nothing to do.  I crave extended time with extended family and prolonged visits with far away friends.  

Slowly… ever so slowly… through His patient and graceful teaching, I am learning what I think I desire is not what I need.  He promises to supply all my needs according to His riches in glory… even in time.

When I let go of the pining and the planning and trust Him with my days, I see snippets of time provided just for me.  In the midst of the chaos around me… and often in me… He provides spontaneous date nights, a few quiet moments to read, an encouraging conversation with a friend, a weekend away with family.  

I am learning to recognize a snippet of time and to see the beauty in it… the wonder and beauty of a cool morning, a warm cup of coffee and a quiet house.  And for these few moments, I will immerse and enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “snippets of time…

  1. He's teaching me the same thing … and funny, I find much more joy in the busy, daily work of life when I'm not so focused on finding free time. And He does provide the free time I crave. Just when I need it. 🙂 Enjoyed your post this morning.Blessings to you and yours!

  2. "what I think I desire is not what I need." How true this is, Heidi! Lovely words encouraging us to trust in His provision for every area of our lives. Hugs to you, sweet friend!

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