“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16 NLT
Our culture is obsessed with time. People make fortunes by inventing “time saving” devices. Others come up with ways to make some moments go faster, like ear pods to listen to music during tedious chores. But one thing no one has yet to discover is how to really control time and its effects on humankind.
As we read Psalm 139 we may be convinced that no matter where we go, we cannot escape God’s presence. That is awesome news for most of us. The God who has promised to guide and defend us will always be with us. However, we may miss another truth tucked into that wonderful psalm. God is not effected, nor controlled by time. Look at verse 16, above. He “writes”, ordains, every moment of our lives before they happen. He did that, not only before we were born, but before the creation of the world.
God is the Creator of everything that is created, and that includes time. This is how Hebrews 13:8 can proclaim, "Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever." The God Head, the Three-in-One, lives outside of time. As spiritual beings, we, too, are created to live in Heaven where no time exists. So, we should be encouraged that someday we will be liberated from the tyranny of time. On the other hand, we should understand that God has only given us a certain number of days on this earth to become what God created us to be and accomplish God’s plan and purpose for our lives.
Do you really believe that God created you uniquely for a specific plan and purpose? Have you asked him to reveal those to you? Verse 16 above, implies that God has a specific plan and purpose for each day we live on earth! His plans are surely good and perfect for us. Let’s ask the Lord of time to align our times with his perfect times in order to become and accomplish all that for which we were created. May his Kingdom come! May his will be done!
Pray with me: Father God, forgive me for not seeking to align with your plans for each day you have given me on earth. Holy Spirit, stir in me the desires of my heavenly Father and empower me to do all that he has ordained and desires. I now choose to step into alignment and agreement with all that God has written in my book of life. I pray this in the name and authority of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord. Amen.
Dear friend, may your peace and joy be multiplied as you come into alignment with God’s perfect will for each day. May your eyes be opened to the wonderful adventures and opportunities he has planned. Be blessed to grow more in love with Jesus as you partner each day with him. Amen.
January 25, 2019