Sunday, December 28, 2014

+DEV+ Pt 10. Soul Care: Making And Taking Time & Habits And Time

Date: December 28, 2014 11:52 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Pt 10. Soul Care:  Making And Taking Time & Habits And Time

Pt 10. Soul Care:
Making and Taking Time &
Habits and Time

. . .You are going to have to make time and take time by strength of will if you want quality time for your soul care.  This, too, involves choice.  To "make time," you plan it into your schedule, giving certain matters top priority.  This really means taking time, because you cannot make more time than there is.  There are only twenty-four hours a day to spend.  To "take time" means to give up something else you have been doing.  Time cannot be manufactured, borrowed, or saved.  It is only spent.

Most of us have habits, established ways of spending our time.  Whether good or bad, these habits become binding behavior patterns.  To change a habit is not easy.  It takes willpower, effort, and time (perhaps six weeks of concentration) to replace an old habit with a new one.  The hardest part of starting anything new and different is giving up the old.
To take time for the kingdom of God within us is to seize it by force.  This is part of what Jesus meant when he said, "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force." (Matt. 11:12).
Soul care means quality time, demands quality time, is worthy of quality time, and cannot take place without quality time.
The main this is
the main thing!. . . .

From the book: 
'Soul Care'
By Peter Lord

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