THE GOD OF TIMING
by Bernie Lutchman
You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I am far away…Psalm 139:2
The God of Timing does everything according to His own Timing! Scripture says "You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer" - (Job 14:5 NLT).
But we must realize He is not sitting up in Heaven, waiting to zap us with Lightning and call us back home! He really does want His created beings to do well in their mortal lives, because our eternal destination depends on HOW we live this life.
He takes an interest in where we sit, how we sit,where we go, what we see and WHOM we see!
He knows our every waking thought! Now there's a scary proposition! Do we really want God to know what we're thinking if we long after that piece a cheesecake we should have; the scantily dressed female walking down the street who smiles at you; the fast sports car your single co-worker drives or what you may think if the blonde down the hall got the promotion ahead of you, knowing full well she was not qualified for it??!!! Do we REALLY want to let Jesus in on these things in our minds? NO!
Therefore, today, do this - remember the following few items and walk completely fully awake in them, while making them a part of you:
- Our very minutes are numbered
- Plant good thoughts all the way until you go to bed
- Don't get distracted by fleeting fancies
- If Temptation comes ...put your wife's/husband's face on her's/his and watch how fast the devil flees
- Grab a hold of yourself if you can sense my mind slipping into potential oblivion, and defeat the devil with a bible verse or a worship song!
Do these five things today. Then "a time to die" - die to yourself so you can live in Christ....and "a time to harvest" - watch and wait, the fruit will be sweeeeettt!!!