Time, Precious Time
Psalm 21:6 (CSB)
You (God) give him (the righteous) blessings forever; you cheer him with joy in your presence.
John 7:37-38 (CSB) The Promise of the Spirit
On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.”
Psalm 103:11 (CSB)
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his faithful love toward those who fear him.
Psalm 34:3 (CSB)
Proclaim the Lord’s greatness with me; let us exalt his name together.
Time, precious time. We all struggle with time, more exactly, time management. We plan our days in detail. Then when things go awry, we are stricken with anger and look for something or someone to blame. The Christ Follower must put every plan and every moment in the hands of Jesus. We have plans, but they are subject to change at a moment’s notice.
God asks us to bring Him a sacrifice of our precious time. He asks us to plan time with Him. It is difficult. Quiet time with God seems so unproductive. We seldom think we can spare such time. What we do not see is the great rewards that come from time spent alone with Him.
Do you remember the Beetles? They along with other rock stars flocked to India and Pakistan seeking out the spiritual gurus. George Harrison was particularly smitten with eastern mysticism. Having initiated the band's embracing of Transcendental Meditation in 1967, he subsequently developed an association with the Hare Krishna movement. His hit single, "My Sweet Lord", introduced his signature sound as a solo artist, the slide guitar. Harrison wrote "My Sweet Lord" in praise of the Hindu god Krishna while intending the lyrics as a call to abandon religious sectarianism through his blending of the Hebrew word hallelujah with chants of "Hare Krishna" and Vedic prayer.
The wealthy and privileged flocked to the gurus in the late 1960s and the 1970s. People were taken with the ascetic lives of the gurus. The gurus spent countless hours alone in silence.
We are so often taken with such people, but seldom take the time to discover the blessings of time alone with the one true God, Yahweh. Those that do sacrifice precious time to spend with Yahweh, blessings flow like streams of living water. Quiet time spent with Him connects one to these great blessings. They are a deep mystery that few ever experience. Take some time with Him (Jesus) and discover this unfathomable mystery. Glorify Yahweh (God) and be delighted in Him. He beckons us to enjoy Him now and forever.