Rievaulx Methodist Church
serving rievaulx, villages of upper ryedale & surrounding farms

October 2019 Blog:

Extension of more time!!!!


As British summer time ends we had the once in a year advantage of gaining an extra hour of time.


King Hezekiah was probably the first person in scripture to watch the clocks go back, or the shadows at least (2Kings 20:8-10). God had heard Hezekiah's cry and granted him an extension of time to his life.


Unfortunately for the king he lacked wisdom using his extra time by showing emissaries from Babylon around his palace, his treasury and armoury, not realising one day they would rise up in power to return and take it all.


Many of us may want more time in our day but I wonder if it is more prudent to ask God not for more time but for wisdom, to know what to do with the time we already have, so we can be more useful to His Kingdom!


Our politicians would do well to humble themselves before God and seek His wisdom rather than continually seeking extensions of time.


Hezekiah during his extension of time fathered a son who became Judah's worst king in its history. Mannaseh led the nation into idolatry bringing about its downfall and eventual exile.


Seeking more time does not always produce the outcome we had hoped, but asking God for His wisdom to know how best to use our time we have now would be more beneficial. If each of us asked God for wisdom to know how to lead our families in Godly ways in these days of confusion, wisdom to manage our home life, wisdom to build the church and wisdom in our witnessing of Jesus, we may well be surprised to see how our time has become more beneficial to us and the Kingdom of God.


James 1:5-8 NIV

[5] If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. [6] But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. [7] That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. [8] Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.


If there was ever a time the church and politicians needed wisdom it's in our generation today.


Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door shall be opened to you. Let's knock on heavens door requesting Godly wisdom, this would be an hour of time well spent.


God bless.


Rev. Ken Gowland

Ambassador of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:20

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