wasted days and wasted nights

March 22, 2017

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Standing at the back door

She tried to make it fast

One tear hit the hard wood

It fell like broken glass

She said sometimes love slips away

And you just can’t get it back

Let’s face it

For one split second

She almost turned around

But that would be like pouring rain drops

Back into a cloud

So she took another step and said

I see the way out, and I’m gonna take it

I don’t wanna spend my life jaded

Waiting to wake up one day and find

That I let all these years go by

Wasted

Another glass of whiskey but it still don’t kill the pain

So he stumbles to the sink and pours it down the drain

He said it’s time to be a man and stop living for yesterday

Gotta face it

‘Cause I don’t wanna spend my life jaded

Waiting to wake up one day and find

That I let all these years go by

Wasted

Oh, I don’t wanna keep on wishing, missing

The still of the morning, the color of the night

I ain’t spending no more time

Wasted

She kept drivin’ along

Till the moon and the sun were floating side-by-side

He looked in the mirror and his eyes were clear

For the first time in a while, hey, yeah

Oh, I don’t wanna spend my life jaded

Waiting to wake up one day and find

That I let all these years go by

Wasted

Oh, I don’t wanna keep on wishing, missing

The still of the morning, the color of the night

I ain’t spending no more time

Wasted

Oh, I don’t wanna spend my life jaded

Waiting to wake up one day and find

That I let all these years go by

Wasted, yeah, yeah

Oh, I don’t wanna keep on wishing, missing

The still of the morning, the color of the night

I ain’t spending no more time

Wasted (for a free bible, tell who wrote this song)

Time flies and time passes. We make time, keep time and lose time. We take time and have time. And all too often we waste time and kill time. “Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

 Scripture commands that we take an alternative approach: redeeming time. The phrase “redeeming the time” originated in the King James Version of the Bible, while the New International Version translates this phrase as “make the most of every opportunity” (Col 4:5). What does this concept mean?

 The New Testament uses two different words for time, one to represent a succession of moments and the other for a definite portion of time when work or other activity is to be done. When Paul uses the word in this latter sense (see Col 4:5; see also Eph 5:16), he’s referring to “opportune” times of special work.

 As the Scottish minister Alexander Maclaren explained:

  And so here “redeeming the time” does not merely mean making the most of moments, but means laying hold of, and understanding the special significance of, life as a whole, and of each succeeding instant of it as the season for some specific duty. It is not merely “time,” it is “the time”; not merely the empty succession of beats of the pendulum, but these moralised, as it were, heightened, and having significance, because each is apprehended as having a special mission, and affording an opportunity for a special work.

  Our time on earth is a precious gift from our Creator. We “redeem the time” when we use this limited resource in ways that bring glory to God and help us conform to the likeness of Christ.

 Redeeming the time, though, does not mean we wear ourselves out in a legalistic attempt to maximize our efficiency in “serving God.” Instead, it’s a call to respond to God’s goodness by living intentionally and being effective stewards of the time we’ve been given.

One day you will stand in front of God and give an account for every second of your life. How did you spend it? unfortunately some of you will say, “damn, I’ve squandered so much, it’s to late to change.”

No! it’s never to late to make a good change.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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