Things I am learning about time:
It’s important for me to use my time wisely, and not to waste it, for it is a precious gift from God. Today, I said goodbye to my dad, who passed away peacefully in his sleep. Tomorrow, the Lord may call me home. Am I ready to go, or is there still some unfinished business I need to take care of?
The day of my salvation is drawing nearer, and closer than when I first believed, according to Romans 13:11. Therefore, I need to remain awake and continue to put on the full armor of light so that I can conduct myself in a proper and honorable way. This means that God can help me to clothe myself with Him so that I don’t gratify the desires of my flesh.
God makes everything beautiful in His time, and He has set eternity in my heart, which means that even though I don’t know His intentions from beginning to end (Ecclesiastes 3:11), I can still fully trust Him. As I lean on Him, He can give me His understanding, and in due time He will help me to make sense of what I do not know.
As I reflect on God’s timing, I can see His hands at work at many stages of my life. For I believe in His providence, where He works out everything according to the good of His creation, and the glory of His name.
Help me to make the most of my days, for each one is a precious gift, and I don’t want to waste them. Show me how to be led by your Holy Spirit, so that I can put on the armor of your light, and not fulfill the desires of my flesh. Thank you for setting eternity in my heart where I can fully know you, and be known by you. Your timing is always perfect, and as I trust you, you will help me to make sense of things I don’t understand, for you truly know the beginning and the end. Amen.