How to Live a Timeless Life and Other Thoughts on Time
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16 NASB
There have been times in my life when I have been so overwhelmed with emotional wounds or grief or the lies of the enemy that I have found myself feeling incapable of feeling. Like when one plunges into an ice cold river and for a brief second feels so shocked they tense up to the point of even ceasing breathing. Even when the realities of life leave us feeling plunged into moments of mind-numbing shock, our God is still there. It is when I focus on eternity that I am able to see my way out of the numbness and the blood once again begins to ebb through my spiritual veins…and life is restored. Let us look to eternity today and remember that earthly afflictions are but for a moment in the expanse of eternity. In that place we find grace to thrive…in THIS life.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
The things we value are the things we spend the most time on. To look at my life, what do others see? Do they see work as most important? Do they see pursuit of income as most important? Do they see being known as most important? Not that I live by what others think of me, but I am here to represent Christ to the world around me. Therefore, if I am pursuing Jesus daily, the value I place on that relationship will be evident just by the living out of my life. Think about that...and seek Jesus today.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
Let us slow down from our busyness today - at least for a few minutes. Before you head out the door, take a few minutes just to wait upon the Lord. As you drive to work or as you head out to do errands, take that time to talk with Jesus. It is as we wait on the Lord that we realize He is the One Who has been waiting on us. We never leave His mind. Make time to wait on Jesus today.
I waited patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1 NASB
God is God. We are not. God transcends time. We are human. We need God. When do we need Him? Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. All the time! If He is not affected by time, then He is able to restore what the locust ate yesterday; Able to meet us in the here and now; Able to be there when we get to tomorrow. He has us covered regardless of our awareness of time and regardless of how shackled to time we feel. If He is not fettered to time, then let us live and think like the eternal beings we are in Him. Think about it...
But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness,
Answer me with Your saving truth.
Psalm 69:13 NASB
Time has no power over us whenever we step into the eternal point of view. Getting to that eternal point of view is made difficult at times due to the lies of the enemy. The eternal point of view shows that the Liar ultimately loses...but, more importantly, it shows that we win! Why would we not want to gain and live according to the eternal perspective? How do we do that? We simply seek Jesus and find out what His point of view is in the midst of any circumstance of life! Let us seek Jesus right now!
Seek the LORD while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
Isaiah 55:6 NASB
The bottom line is this: God is with us through all time. the truth is - even if we only have a few minutes to spend with him during the busyness of our day - He can expand the experience of those few minutes and give the refreshment of a few hours spent in His presence. Can you spare five minutes? God can multiply those minutes into hours. After all , this is the God Who can suspend time! This is the God Who transcends time! Reality is that we can steal away with Jesus even when in a crowd. He is as near as our next thought. Think about it…that is time well spent…because He is timeless.