Quantity or Quality Time: What Matters Most? – Week 29

by | Jul 27, 2013 | Uncategorized


But in the Greek there is also the word Kairos, which means “tie” in a qualitative sense – not the kind that a clock measures but time that cannot be measured at all, time that is characterized by what happens in it. Kairos time is the kind that you mean when you say that “the time is ripe” to do something. “It’s time to tell the truth,” a truth-telling kind of time. Or “I had a good time” – the time had something about it that made me glad. The ancient poet who wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes was using time in a kairos sense when he wrote of a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to keep silence and a time to speak. ~Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life

What time is it for you?

May you embrace the time allotted to you as you approach Sabbath, knowing that God is intentional on the days awakened with breath. Every moment counts, even when we can’t measure it. And nothing we do is insignificant, even wiping your kitchen counter while you think matters to Him.

Happy Sabbath Friends!


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  1. Joy Lenton

    Love this, Shelly: “Every moment counts even when we can’t measure it”, as it resonates with what God has been showing me recently on how not a crumb of our lives is wasted. A beautiful reflection and image as always. The Frederick Beuchner quote inspired me to look up the book on Amazon and add it to my Wish List. Thank you! xx

  2. Nancy Ruegg

    Your post makes me think: God is intentional with the lessons, opportunities, blessings, etc. he plans for each day. I want to be intentional as a learner, vessel, and worshiper–even while I wipe the kitchen counters! Thank you, Shelly, for being an example of what it means to be intentional, using each time for its intended purpose.

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