What a man, what a day already good grief.
I'm like brother Mike.
I do like it that we have many different languages spoke here in the church and a lot of talent God blessed us with and listen.
We're going to be continuing on this series on season of Miracles are for miracles and this morning.
I'm going to be on a topic that I don't know that I've ever really covered and so I've been working hard at this to make sure it makes sense and it takes us one place to the next speaking about the miracle of time.
And that our lives are is an open book.
And anyway, let's just go ahead and we're going to delve off into this.
I've got several years to cover.
But anyway, I wanted I thought about some turns hear that.
We probably heard from time to time and says don't waste my time if time permits time is valuable time got away from you.
My time is important if I have the time keep up with your time.
I wish I had made time for that or my life is like an open book.
I thought about this concept of time, you know, you can't really you can't really stop it.
You can't wrap it in anything.
It just continues on no matter what's occurring or what's going on.
It just continues on and then I thought about this fascination of this this thing of time that we are caught in this Vortex sort of speak and I thought about all the things that have been written and talked about about time.
I thought about some songs and there's one song that came to my mind from my childhood and was called time in a bottle that some of you older folks were member that Boomers wooden space you remember that if you're a millennial you probably have never heard of it.
But it says if I could save time in a bottle the first thing I'd like to do it just save everyday.
Tell her to Eternity passes away just to spend them with you.
If I could make days last forever if words could make wishes come true, I'd say it everyday like a treasure and then again, I would spend them with you.
But there never seems to be enough time to do the things we want to do once you find them.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I'd like to I want to go through time with so we see over and over this fascination with time in the the the fleetingness of it Solomon declared that the Lord God allows for order.
But he is delegated much of that to meuman human time for everything.
There is a pointed time.
And an appropriate time for every activity on her flipped over to please you acted with me this morning.
We're going to be moving from there and they're going to take the truck out through some other scripture.
But let's look at this thing is Solomon speaks about this theme park timing.
I don't want you to think is we're looking at this thing called time.
I want you to be thinking about your life as a book.
The deal is about this book.
You are the author of your own book.
Now some people's lives at the end of their they're Trek or their run would be like the old Little Golden Books just a few pages and that's the end of the story.
Some people's wives to be like a major novel.
thousands of thousands of words many things transpiring do some people have a book that's got sparse pictures and sparser accounts scattered.
The many empty pages many chapters unfinished.
Because time didn't permit.
Or we wasted our time.
Because each of us are allotted a specific time.
Now, I don't know what your time.
I don't know what mine is but I do know that each of us have an expiration date at some point in time Bible doesn't clear that it is appointed unto man once to die that means to leave this or this open sarcophagus thing here that we live in to release our actual Spirit to release our soul into eternity.
But it's what we're doing now.
Anyway, let's just get into the house.
Let's let's look over here, please.
Yes, you chapter 3 and verse 1 to everything.
There is a season a time for every purpose under Heaven time to be born and a time to die time to plant a time to plug what is planted time to kill time to heal a time to break down and a time to build up a time to weep and a time to laugh a time to mourn and a time to dance then time to Cast Away stones and a time to gather Stones a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing a time to gain at a time to lose in a time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to sow a time to keep silence and a time to speak a time to love and a time to hate a time of war and a time of Peace time time time time time.
over and over and over please the answers chapter 3 verse 12 just scroll or turn down to there and camp out there with me at first 12 for just a second.
He says I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice.
And it do good in their lives and I also and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor.
It is a gift of God.
We wear wrist watches you ever noticed.
I went through the house the other night cuz I've never really paid any attention to it and my wife will tell you I don't pay attention the whole lot of stuff, but that's not true.
This time I went through the house and I thought cuz I'm looking at my watch and I'm thinking well, okay, but I'm always looking at my watch.
And when I'm in my truck, I'm looking at my Dash because the time is there.
I walk through the kitchen.
There's three clocks in our kitchen.
The microwave tells me what time it is the ovens tell me what time it is in the end if that's not enough.
She's got a little clock on the countertop to tell me what time it is and none of them more accurate.
And then if that's not good enough, there's a grandfather clock in the living room and it'll tell me what time it is cuz it dings and dongs and Carries On.
I can go down into my bedroom.
There are cuckoo clocks in the bedroom.
And then her phone on the nightstand that wakes us up every morning.
And then I looked at my telephone and yet again on my telephone is the time.
We are faced with it everywhere we go.
And then when I get to 34 and 1570 Alliance Bank is going to tell me what the time and temperature is.
every day without fail
time time and time the TV I'll tell you what time it is it turn our TV on it goes with the channel.
Then it tells me that I'm blah blah blah.
walks everywhere bones cars everything telling you what time it is.
Have you ever wondered or maybe thought perhaps maybe time might be important.
Maybe perhaps the Lord has used this calendar and days of the week.
And clocks and Son dolls and everything else to tell us, you know, the Bible never waste time about menial things.
It only uses its time on spectacular things and time is a miracle of God.
Now what you do with it is on you.
He's never Force anything on anybody.
In fact, we talked last week about this relationship he had and going out in the Deep remember and then he cashed out the Nets and come back to the Shoreline and he says I want you to come and follow me.
I'm going to make you Fishers of Men.
It didn't say how you get rid of stupid Nets and you get on up here right now.
We're headed this way.
He says I want you to come.
You're not coming.
I want you to come and follow me.
So what we do with time and how we're on our book.
Is all on us.
And always has been.
Jeremiah chapter 1 I apologize.
But in order for us to make these points concise and contextual we're going to have to move throughout some scripture in the Old and New Testaments.
Jeremiah chapter 1 scroll down 2 verse 5.
I want you to notice something here is the first thing the miracle of time.
You were born.
You were born and so the first chapter of your life begins.
And at the designated time and place you entered this world to begin your journey Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 5 before I formed you in the womb down the pay attention closely to this bourbon.
She says before I before I formed you in the one I already knew you.
Before you were born I Sanctified you Audrey ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Are you speaking of Jeremiah?
However, that first part of that verse fits all of us he knew you before you were ever.
Ever knit together in your mother's womb Psalm 139 verse 13 look back over here.