Time On Our Hands? [‘It’s About Time,’ cont.]

In the Age of Knowledge, God wanted man to become aware of his need for God. In the Age of Grace, God wants man to have that need met. In the Age to come, God wants man to learn to live in dependence and freedom, without any constraints from the law, and all that that means, by first starting to rule and reign over our selves.

There are really only two things we can give to God: Time and Attention. And even these He has to reveal and change and make us able to relinquish to Him. So it is because our time and attention are so valuable to God that they are also the battleground where we fight the world, the flesh and the devil. This is one of the reasons the “tyranny of the urgent” has taken such a toll on believers. We feel the pressure to be producing more now, to prove our spirituality, to earn, gain and keep the blessing and gifts God has given to us.

But what God wants from our time is our attention. Ask the Lord to reveal to you if there is any area where you are spending too much or too little time. Then depend on Him to make through you whatever changes may be necessary to make the most of the time you have.”

Remember, since God created time, He controls it, and does whatever He wants with it. In fact, He has so much time on His hands that He is spending every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day doing nothing but thinking, and planning, arranging and rejoicing over every circumstance in your past, present and future. So relax!!!

[excerpted from Practical Christianity]
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