So we may grow in wisdom..



When I think of time and it's passing I am consumed by a plethera of emotion. I know I have spoken often on this subject as it relates to my children and their growing by the minute, but I have come to realize that I struggle with times' inevitable passing in many areas of my life. I am grateful for every minute I am given here on this earth for I know this is not my home (phil 3:20). At the same time, I struggle with the finality of every passing breath as one that I can not get back. I think of all the minutes wasted, thrown away on meaningless worries- wasteful entertainments- general time wasters.. I have come to realize though that this elevated consciousness of how fleeting time really is is a gift although I have been scorning it.

"Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom."
Psalm 90:12

I have been asking God to remove this struggle from my emotions rather than allowing God to use it to edify my spirit, to make me more like Him. Today, I am thankful for His word and the light that it brings to places that once seemed dark and desolate. I am thankful that His word transforms that what seems wrong to become something that is fitting and right. So Lord, teach me and help me grow!

Apples of Gold


  1. Beautifully said Brandy!

  2. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!
    Love that photo and really love your thoughts!
    God has opened my eyes lately to really grasp how FAST time moves. It's so so fleeting, and you're right, he's definitely given you a gift.
    ((hugs)) thank you for linking up! xox

  3. What a precious heart to be so open about your struggle, I didn't know you struggled this way Brandy. I wish I could help! It's my natural reaction to want to.

    Have you ever read One Thousand Gifts?

    I believe you are such a seeker and a faithful daughter that you will grown in this area and the Lord will speak to you in due time. I just know it. You will gain new perspectives.


  4. God is always teaching us, always wanting to show us and speak to us--He is always pulling us toward Him and drawing us near, and He doesn't want anything that is not of Him to get in the way, he just wants to be closer to you Brandy!



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