Their just doesnít seem to be enough time in a day. I woke up before the roosters crowed, starting my day off in my prayer closet then strait into the word. Suddenly
I hear a familiar sound coming from the bathroom; it was a door being shut. It was my son beginning his routine for the new day. How I wish we werenít governed by time.
Have you ever given much thought to how restricting it can be? Time comes in many sizes. Years, birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated by the year. Seasonís separate's the year into fourths and then theyíre days and we have only 365 of them a year. Do you see the crunching of the numbers going on here? Then the belt tightens even more, then we have hours, minutes, and seconds.
Have you ever found yourself rushing to get ready for work only to arrive late? Students have you ever stayed up all night cramming for exams only to sleep through the exam! Writers have you ever missed a deadline, even though you work your fingers to the bone?
The votes are in and itís unanimous, we serve an orderly God. He is the framer of the universe. He created everything in six days and rested on the seventh. On the fourth day of the creation event God created time as we know it.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years,
(Ge 1:14) (NIV)
God created time before He created man; it wasnít until the sixth day of the creation event that man was created.
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them. (Ge 1:27) (NIV)
God gave us dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air and over every living creature on the sixth day. But we were originally created to be governed by time. He didnít give us dominion over time. We are to be good stewards of the time we are given on this earth. At times I fail miserably as the good steward of time. You see the thing is
ďman lives in time, God lives in eternityĒ
God is omnipresence, He abides outside of time; He is everywhere all the time because He is not constrained by time. Godís time is eternal. Heís the Alfa and Omega, the beginning and the end. Now at the other end, man is bound by time, we must follow Godís time line.
Are we really bound by time?
Didnít Jesus come to set the captives free? Not only those captive to sin, also those who are captive to time. The day you invited Jesus to sit on the throne of your heart was the day the fetters of time fell by the wayside. You are now created new; you are now a blood bought eternal being. You were created in His image!
We are now tuned into Godís time, not the time as the world would dictate. We couldnít have faith if we were bound by time!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
(Heb 11:1) (NJV)
The evidence of things not seen! I canít see heaven, but I know it exist, and itís on eternal time! We donít have the desires of our hearts because we try acquiring them in the natural, and the natural is bound by time! I donít live in a mansion here, but Jesus has gone to prepare a place for me in eternity. Everyone has an internal clock deep within, in the chamber room of your heart. I challenge you today to break free, leave those fetters by the wayside and set your inner clock to eternal time, do it now. See you on streets of gold!
My Eternal King, we love you more than
we can expressed in one lifetime, You set
up your time line from the beginning. My
prayer is that You set our internal time pieces
to your eternal time, we bless you Lord.
In Jesus name, Amen
© Randall Wadley
November 28, 2006
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