I was reminded of this blog that I had written, when talking with someone I love recently. I heard the words, “ I don’t have time.” My response was, “You have the same amount of time that I do.”
I’ve said those same words so many times, but ever since the Lord showed me this precious gem of Truth, I have operated differently.
Make time! Take time! Time out! On time! Behind time! Have time! Mark time! Time time American time! Over time! Out of time!
Today was the fourth day with snow on the ground, and for us who live in Metro Atlanta, it is not the norm during the winter. I’ve listened to all the voices around me, as we’ve gone from enjoying the wonder of the beauty of snow and enjoyed playing in it …to being extremely stir crazy, doing without our mail and garbage pick-up — things we do indeed take for granted. Unusual for this area, the temperatures have remained very cold and the melting snow and ice today has refrozen and there was more slipping and sliding today than yesterday.
As all this unfolds I am reminded of the first words I heard when the snow first blanketed us. Be still and know that I AM God. God is still on His throne, and all is right with the world. As the voices have changed from voices of wonder to voices of complaint and unrest, I hear the Lord say,
“Just like Israel. After I answer their prayers, they mumble and complain. Did you not say, I need more time with my family. I need time to clean my house. I need time to read a book. I don’t have time to pray. I don’t have time to study my Bible.” Have I not heard you and answered your prayer? Have I not given you four days, and many of you have tomorrow — 5 days. Five is the number of grace! Grace to you, my children. You ask, and I answer..and you still murmur and complain.”
If you place your hand into this water, it will not displace the water. Yet, your hand is in the water. Time is like this. You must make time to do anything that you need to or want to do. If you stop doing anything you’ve been doing everyday, it is hard to fit it back in. You will wonder how you ever had time for that activity. If you want to spend time with God, you must set aside and make your divine appointment with him everyday. What a wonderful thing…time. We pray, “Lord, redeem the time. In Jesus’ Name Amen and Amen!”
He that has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
As you seek Him first every single day, spending time with Him in the Secret Place every morning before you begin the day, you will find that the time you have to do everything you need to do is redeemed. Obedience. Order. All Biblical words, therefore, THE WORD!
We call the day, our day. We talk about time like the same amount is not available to each of us. We Martha around, so often forgetting, that if we don’t Mary, we don’t do what God loves best! We do what we want to do instead of what He sees as the best!!
Do you have needs? Then, Seek Him first, everyday, tarry for that hour or more, and as the time gets closer to His return, with others in agreement, chasing more than 1,000 – that’s not enough for the Last Days Church. We must join in one voice, combating the enemy with the Word only that slays the enemy!
Have a blessed day today, and arise in the morning committed to the Secret Place first and foremost. If you can arise with others, like I do, DO IT!!! You won’t be the same!!! I promise!!!
Love you much in the Lord!