Take Time To Smell The Roses

Ever so often I find myself racing with time and have to pause, and remind myself of the need to take time to balance my activities. This has been one of the most challenging principles I have had to learn in my spiritual journey.

Today, take some time to pause and reflect on our foundation text, as well as the following words of an anonymous writer who took the time to give us “Take time...”

“Take Time...”

Take time to work...It is the price of success.

Take time to think...It is the source of power.

Take time to play...It is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to read...It is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to be friendly...It is the road to happiness.

Take time to laugh...It is the music of the heart.

Take time to love and be loved...It is a God-given privilege.

Take time to share...It is too short a life to be selfish.

Take time to dream...It is hitching your wagon to a star.

Take time to pray...It is the greatest power on earth.

--Author unknown

I will like to add my two cents’ worth to the above, saying:

Take time to pause and reflect often on God’s Word...It is life and light to your soul.

Take time to rest...It is a God-given example.

Take time to smell the roses...It is a treasure to savour His presence in your life.

Dear Father, help me to take the time to taste and see that you are good, and help me to savour the good experiences in life, however simple they may seem. Amen.

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born...” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).