Why do we COUNT time?
The last 3 days, I have been sitting before God. Some have a misconception that you can do nothing else but stare. I do believe that GOD can be mesmerizing. However, sometimes He calls us to do more than stare. I thank GOD for the gift of HIS LOVE. He gave me this topic this morning. He said, “My child, please stop counting time.”
I said, “I am not sure I understand.” He said, “When you walk from Heaven, there is NO time.” Lately, since our world was rocked, I have not been sleeping as much. I know GOD is calling me unto HIM. He has me literally take breaks from the world. What is awesome is THAT can happen, and life can go on as usual, in a sense. Let me explain. God is not limited. But, we as humans can be. Humans are only limited without GOD.
He gently reminded me, ” Time is not the healer. I AM.” Time is simply a tool that can be used in the healing process. ” Now, I should confess something. There was a season in my life, where I was unbalanced in FAITH. God so met me there, and when it tries to rear it’s ugly head again, He stomps it in the ground. God alone slays Goliath. He may use us to do it, but HE does it.
How many people live on a time schedule???? I mean the 9 to 5 job is a great example. THIS world is built around TIME. But, Heaven is built around LOVE. Hell is built around hate. THEY are polar opposites. Yet, there is a very fine line between the two.
So, why do we count time? Why do we stare at the clock wondering when the hours will pass sometimes? Have you ever experienced this? An example is in school, when the class is boring, or you are tired. another example is, at an appointment. If the doctor, teacher, or tutor is running behind schedule, what happens? Well, usually you just wait right? Isn’t this true according to the word? Don’t we have to wait on GOD? I know it is a lot of questions. But, it is time for God reflections.
The enemy shows a lot of people his mirror. Would you NOT rather see God instead??? I know I would. 😉
Isaiah 40:31 Amplified Bible (AMP)
31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
Shouldn’t we LIVE according to God’s time schedule? Because I believe we should. Yet, it takes the mind of Christ to do so. God wants to be our LIFE manager. He wants to manage and take care of everything. In fact, it is one of the many hidden promises He makes us. When He says, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” He is talking about several things here. He is talking about learning how to LOVE through HIM. Also, He is speaking of holy discernment. It is actually a hidden reference to testing spirits. God wants ALL of us.
This song came to my spirit…
Years ago I watched a movie with this title. I was fascinated by it. It was a movie that captivated by attention. Mainly because it was about death, and how it does not stop LOVE from shining. GOD is LOVE. HE is, we are only LOVE in HIM.
What does HIS word say about time management?
Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV / 537 helpful votes
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Psalm 90:12 ESV / 236 helpful votes
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Colossians 4:5 ESV / 131 helpful votes
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Luke 14:28 ESV / 123 helpful votes
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV / 116 helpful votes
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 98 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
James 4:13-17 ESV / 81 helpful votes
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
Psalm 39:4-5 ESV / 69 helpful votes
“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 50 helpful votes
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Psalm 31:14-15 ESV / 37 helpful votes
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
2 Peter 3:8-14 ESV / 35 helpful votes
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!
Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 35 helpful votes
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.
Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
Matthew 24:36 ESV / 33 helpful votes
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
John 9:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes
We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
Acts 1:7-8 ESV / 24 helpful votes
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
So, are you giving GOD All of you???
Lord, we come before you thankful WE are yours. We repent b4 you because we know we falter. But, we stand here, and lay it down on your altar. You are worthy. Bring us HEAVEN mighty GOD. Lead us home.
In His Grace and GLORY,
E and FAM