Friday, October 1, 2010

What Time Is It?

For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand
that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

      Once in awhile I ask myself this question, "What time is it?" I don't mean what time does the clock say it is, I mean according to God's great timeline, what time is it? Today history is being made and people will read about it sometime in the future. What will history books say about this time? What is God doing now...today?

      I think He is calling His people to Himself...to seek Him; to pray. To turn from the things that distract us in the world, and from sin. For some, those distractions come from a life of abundance, for others it's the lack of it, and for many it's the cares of this world. Is something distracting you today?

      The things that distract me are usually very small, but in large amounts; those little things that pile up and become in my perspective like the sand on the seashore, under every step I take. They slow me down and cause much of my labor to be in vain. Have you ever tried moving fast (or for very long) on sand?

      But God's timeline isn't drawn across the sand, it's drawn across time. The only sand that really matters are those grains falling from the hourglass of time. He sees the beginning and the end, because He drew the line and planned everything inbetween. We've been placed here for a special purpose...His purpose. Strategically placed in today. Why? Well, the bible says to do the good works He prepared beforehand - that we should walk in them.

      He chose the past and the future for someone else, His gift to us is today. This is our spot on the timeline, what history will we write with our lives? Will we do the good works He prepared for us to do? As I ask these questions, the ears of my own heart are opened and attentive to hear my lip's reply. To answer the call of God to draw closer to Him, and to do what He has planned for me while it is still today.

"What time is it?"  - The time is Now!

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post! Wishing you many blessings this weekend.

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  2. Susy @ The Feathered NestOctober 1, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    You're right. This is where we need to be / I need to be. Thank you for the reminder and the nudge and the encouragement. I'm going forward.

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  3. For now on when some ask what time it is, I will most defiantly think of this post.It gave me a whole new perceptive on time.Thank-you for this great post.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  4. I'm so glad He knows the beginning, the middle and the end. What time is it will be a question that will stay with me this. have a great weekend.

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  5. What a wonderful observation. You're so right. There are soooo many things to distract in this world.
    Blessings for such a time as this.
    Charlotte

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  6. Absolutely wonderful write. TY for sharing.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  7. God is indeed calling us to"for such a time as this"!! What a very inspiring post you have written. So much to think on today! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  8. This spoke to me today~ What time is it....Sometimes I look too much to the future....thank you for the reminder...

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  9. So many truths to ponder. Thank you for posting. We need to stay focused on Him!

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  10. That was lovely. My MIL feels the Rapture is near and she may be right but every moment we breathe is our own personal rapture and our time may be now.

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  11. What legacy I will leave is always a question in my mind. Loved your post today. Blessings. Debbie

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  12. Hi Charlotte,

    I enjoyed reading this post because it raises the question of my purpose for being here. For me, it is the little things that accumulate before me.

    This is my spot on the timeline. I want my history to reflect that I fulfilled my purpose.

    Blessings and peace.

    MTJ

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  13. Thanks for a good post. I think we can all use a good reminder once in a while.
    It isn't always easy to keep our focus on Him.

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  14. great motivating post! reminds me of Acts 17:26-27. God has determined our times and places where we live for the purpose of reaching out and finding Him. Praise GOd! Thank you for sharing this.

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