Wednesday Worship Thoughts: Limited Time

Last week, I posted my take on the topic of “focus” as part of Lisa-Jo’s weekly Five Minute Friday experience. In it, I talked about how limited time tends to sharpen my focus.

It is at this point that I must tell you. The people I worked with at Project SHARE called me a walking iPod because any turn of phrase could be a prompt to sing a line of a song in which that phrase appeared. I kid you not. It actually became quite the game and stress-reliever.

So, it should be no surprise that my musings on limited time made me think of a song. Why not use that to resurrect the old Wednesday Worship Thoughts series?

The song, Limited Time by the band Reilly, always struck a chord with me (no pun intended) because I see so many people – myself included at times – just going through the motions of the daily grind. You have to work, do the laundry, clean the house, make dinner. You want to blog, read, go to a concert or a movie. Most days you just go from crisis to crisis without really thinking about the purpose for which you were placed on this earth.

And, all of us were placed for a purpose.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand,that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

And, the truth is that we are all here for a limited time. We only have a certain amount of God-given days to share the love of God with the ones we love. What are you going to do with those days?

As always, lyrics are below the video.

Limited Time Lyrics

Father we’ve proved we know not what we do
We’re spinning round and round wondering what is up and what is down
Ashamed, confused by twisted things we do
You came to change the ways clean the stains of the crooked man

It’s time we listen to what you’re asking for
It’s time we shine

You’re in my heart now, you’re in my soul now
You’re in my mind now, going to share you with the world now
We’re running on limited time sleepwalking half-alive
Can’t bury the truth inside going to share you with the world and shine

Salvation comes to those who do not presuppose
in a love that sent the Savior into the darkness of the earth
I choose to bow down low and join the chorus with all those
who bless and glorify your name

It’s time I listen to what you’re asking for
It’s time I shine

You’re in my heart now, you’re in my soul now
You’re in my mind now, going to share you with the world now
We’re running on limited time sleepwalking half-alive
Can’t bury the truth inside going to share you with the world and shine

Can a city on a hill be hidden
I’m going to shine because of you

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