I listen to several podcasts on Spotify. I’ve written about one of them in my “Subscribe and Be Blessed” post.
These past few days I’ve been listening to this other podcast by Paul Dziepak. The title of his podcast is Daily Christian Podcast. Check it out on Spotify!
His podcast is also on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/daily-christian-podcast/id1362529545.
Today, in one of the episodes I was listening to, he was talking about Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear 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.
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.”
I think the passage is self-explanatory. I don’t think there’s something else I can say to make the message of this passage clearer.
I just hope that this passage would remind us to live in the moment – to enjoy the good times AND not give up but persevere during the bad ones!
As the passage says, “there is an appointed time for everything!” So if you’re experiencing something not very pleasant right now, then just remember that maybe this is “that appointed time” in your life for that. Maybe, just maybe, there’s something in this moment that you can learn from to prepare you for the next “appointed time” of your life.
For what it’s worth (Paul usually says this phrase at the end of most of his episodes), I hope this “note to self” post of mine would encourage you, too, in any way possible!
Friends, what Bible verses had served as an encouragement to you lately?
Would love to hear about it, too! ☺️