a blog from our pastors and staff
Human beings exist in time. We believe that God does not. Humans often live like we have plenty of time on earth. God knows that many of us do not.
On Feb. 3rd I preached on time (Hunger Games, Part 3; you can listen to the podcast). We exist in time and the clock is always ticking away. If you are like me, time is often the enemy. I rush to get things done before time evaporates. My stress is often an indication of my lack of control over time.
I was reading in Genesis for my devotions the other day and I was reading about how God had asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on the altar. Abraham was faithful in his obedience. But God did not make him follow through on his offering.
I am glad that God has not asked me to sacrifice my child. But He has asked me to
give up control of my time. People say we live in the age where time is our most
precious commodity. We each want to be careful with where our time goes. I believe
God wants me (and maybe you) to put my time on the altar. He is asking me to give
time to Him before I give it away to other things.
The good news is that God honors the time you give Him. The rest of the list of things you need to do and the list of things you want to do seem to come together when you give God time first. Don’t believe me? Try it for a couple weeks and see what happens.
They say a Christian never really loves Jesus until they learn to “waste” time with Him. It is the thing that most feeds our soul. Isn’t it ironic that our fear of time running out has us rushing from place to place? The answer doesn’t lie in the fast pace of life but comes to us when we carve out space with Him.