A guide to the effective use of time
Where will I find the Time? is a quick and easy read, which could also make an interesting discussion starter or group Bible study. Making time work foy you.
The subtitle for this little book is Making Time Work for You. It is basically a time management study based on Biblical principles. Sally McClung, wife of Floyd McClung, takes the passage from Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, which begins “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under Heaven” (NIV), and draws out guidelines and practical suggestions and hints for each area of our lives.
Her study covers topics such as marriage, family, friendship, work, leisure, and renewal, and is based upon her own life experience as a wife and mother of two children, working within an active ministry (Youth with a Mission). The book was written in the late eighties, when her children were teenagers and the family lived in the heart of the ‘red-light’ district of Amsterdam. But the teaching is relevant to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
The nine chapters each focus on one aspect of life. For example, Chapter 1, ‘A Time to Organize’ is based on Ecclesiastes 3:6 “A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away”. This is quite a difficult chapter to start the book with, as her personality type leans towards organizing in a particular way. The following chapter ‘A Time to Build’ focuses on building our relationship with God, and personally I would have preferred that chapter first. The verse order of Chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes in not rigidly adhered to, but the topics covered do flow naturally and allow for progression, through to ‘A Time for Healing’.
Her question ‘Are you busy but barren?’ cautions us against the ‘tyranny of the urgent’ which will squeeze out planned time for refreshment and restoration in our body, mind and spirit, and necessary building of relationships within marriage and family, and with friends. I was relieved to reach ‘A Time for Fun’, as I was beginning to feel that I would never meet her very high standards of organization in all areas.
For most of us, the busier our lives become, the less fulﬁlled we seem to be. ‘Where Will I Find the Time?’ offers realistic advice to everyone who wants to learn -to use time more effectively. There is a “season for every activity under heaven.” -A time for family -for marriage -for friendship -for experiencing life -for work – for fun -for healing -for renewal Once we learn the simple and basic principles for enjoying all the God-given dimensions of life, there is plenty of time!
For further NOTES See also the BACK of the book!
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