God Lives in an Unrestricted Time Zone

Dear Reader:

When I came across this title banner…I had to laugh to myself. I might be in the cockpit as time is flying but there is definitely another pilot beside me watching me drive the plane while He looks out for obstacles ahead…obstacles that I can’t even see with my mortal eyes.

I really would hate to think that I would have to fly “solo” through this world without any help from my Creator who made me. Jesus’ first words following his baptism from his cousin, John, pretty much sums it up….”The time is now”…spread the good news…the Gospel. 

Jesus tried to explain to us that we aren’t put on earth to just circle the globe, “killing” time until we can get to Heaven…we are responsible for righting wrongs we see in everyday life, speaking out for justice when we witness injustice, and remembering we are here to help our fellowman during our temporary stay. Jesus reaffirms this with the Lord’s Prayer….

...”Our kingdom come, Your will be done, on EARTH, as it is in heaven.”  Life on earth is not a waiting line….it is a doing line. We have a chance daily to do something to help this world so when we leave it…it will be just a little better than before we entered it.

So every time we have an opportunity to  perform an act of kindness, whether random or planned, we are spreading the good news. The good news that mankind, at its best, is a remarkable creature…capable of as much good in this world as destruction. Each of us has to make that decision…using our inner-built moral compasses….do right or choose chaos and power over right or wrong.

Time can be on our side” if we use time the way God instructs  and mentors for us.

So until tomorrow…..

If we have ever felt deserted by God in our worst crisis…we know faith is being tested…and if we pass then the God of mercy, faith, hope and love appears. “The One none can really imagine in our wildest dreams, and the One none of us have a corner on. The One who stays, no matter what we do, hurts when we hurt, and loves us beyond belief. The One that is for us all.”  ( Excerpt: ” The Courage to Be” by Paul Tillich)

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Ben was  able to get to Summerville for a belated birthday…we ordered out from Oscars, our favorite restaurant, and had Bekah and Ady join us for dinner and dessert here at the house…and a Happy Birthday celebration.

Oh…how I love my red English petunias…always so delightful….they are in their fourth season and just as pretty as ever…like “Big Red” on his white bench… they never leave their home on the green chair on the porch. I think the front porch must has “magical” flower power! 🙂

 

 

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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6 Responses to God Lives in an Unrestricted Time Zone

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    🙏🙏🙏♥️♥️

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  2. Lynn Gamache says:

    Good morning dear Becky. I’m guessing it must be about 6:30 there whereas it is only 3:33a/.m. here in British Columbia. (and I do hope most of you know where British Columbia is?) Interesting that my sister-in-law in Virginia sent us a lovely Christmas card and mailed it our way in early December. 2019. And it found us here in March of 2020!! Would you believe that the front of the card was stamped with “British Virgin Islands”! Yes, that card travelled to the islands and back again and finally reached us here on the West Coast of Canada! It was not battered in any way. That we actually finally received it was a mini-miracle!
    But I got side-tracked. Forgive me. What I meant to write was regarding today”s thought-provoking devotional by Becky. What she shares is so true. We may think we are in charge of our lives, and in a sense we do have a big part in the choices we make each day. Love the saying: “Two men looked through prison bars; one saw mud…the other stars”. With God’s help I desire to have the heart attitude that looks upward and presses on. As I allow my Father to live in and through me, this is not only probable, but very possible. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”…Philippians 4:13

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  3. Lynn Gamache says:

    P.S. meant to ask who is Ben, the b’day boy, ..a friend or relative or….???
    Also, has anyone read, The Bicycle Ride? If not look it up on -line and see if it doesn’t add a few further thoughts to Becky’s devotional today.

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