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To Everything There is a Season; A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven

Life is filled with challenges. We live our life from moment to moment then day to day. We each have our desires, which is to have good things for ourselves, for our children, and for each other. We live because we believe in good and we want the best for everyone.

Today, we work hard for the things that we believe in that are right and true to have the things that we want. God designed life to be work, as He also promises a new day where we will have our Sabbath rest.

Everything God gives to us on Earth we can have as it is in Heaven. In the chaos we can still be One. Eventually, goodness in the world wins and darkness will be no more.

Me, Myself, and God

We are learning ourselves, each other, and God. I am you, you are me, and together we are One.

As we go through life, there is a time for everything. God gives us time to experience so that we can develop ourselves into the people He desires us to be.

Time was created for us to understand the difference between good and evil.

Its purpose is for us to learn who God is and everything has its time…

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break 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 away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Who is God?

Throughout my own life, I learn through my own experiences who God is, but I can also learn through your experiences.

We have a history of time together from Adam and Eve until now that we can learn from. Time has revealed to us our good and our bad so that we can know who God is.

God is only good.

For now, even darkness can be good since even a speck of good can be seen when everything else is bad. Eventually, darkness will be completely separate from what is good. When everything is good, darkness will not have any purpose. Eventually, darkness will only exist on its own and truly only be darkness since we will no longer be able to see it.

Eventually, everything will be light.

As I grow more confident in the person that I am truly supposed to be, which is good, I am also learning to see my bigger self in you because I can recognize God in you. God becomes bigger because His understanding becomes deeper through loving the good in others. All things that are good can only be God.

Even though we think we are separate from God as God is separate from what is bad, we are beginning to see that God is not separate from us who are striving to be good and we are not separate from the good in one another.

He is there, you are there, and I am here. Yet, together, in what is good, we find each other standing together in the same spot.

— Heaven here on Earth.

The Perfect Place

If time were just a moment would we already be there?
If sin did not enter could we even say a prayer?
If choices were chosen how would we even learn?
If life didn't challenge who is it we would discern?
If we didn't persevere then who would we really be?
If we were not pure in heart how could we truly see?
If we didn't ask then how would we receive?
How could we even know if we didn't even believe?
If we didn't knock then who holds the key?
If we know the truth then are we not set free?

I am here and you are there supported by a vine.
Together we grow simultaneously divided here in time.
Understanding our true selves as revealed to us by will.
Soon to find refuge in a land with water very still.
Where finally we can look upon God's glorious face.
As we find each other there at that meeting place.

Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
One of 2020’s Top 75 Faith Blogs

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