Years ago, I wrote a poem titled Time Is A Thief in which I described how time robs us of our youth, thoughts, loves, etc. However, this morning 10/03/22 at 5:20 I was shown that time doesn’t actually steal, it simply records the now (in memories) as it gives endless opportunities to each of us. You see; early this morning as I was driving, I heard the song “Unchained Melody” recorded by the Righteous Brothers in 1965. Understand that this is one of my all-time favorites, sung by my favorite duo The Righteous Brothers. That being said, I have listened to this song for a lot of years, and today when I heard it, God gave me a new revelation of time. It is a fresh word on one of the oldest subjects and as I am writing I believe God is giving me this revelation as a memento of what is coming. After all, He inspired Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT), For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. I know that in every dream, there has to be a past that’s made it possible.
Ok; this is what popped into my mind, Time is merely the turntable to which God “the master” applies a life for molding into His masterpiece! I don’t think our time spent in this life can be expressed any clearer than this. For everything, time will take, God, will replace! One example is time takes youth but age gains wisdom. For every negative, we find there is a positive attached, but we must seek it. Look at 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NLT), For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! Time is a gift! God is using it to prepare us so that we can abide with Him for all eternity. We have the brief opportunity to grow in the ways of Christ and learn to become like The Father. We each receive instruction from God through His Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the bible, what we do with it is our responsibility! 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT), 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
As each day is another turn of the potter’s wheel and God or the world works at molding us for tomorrow to represent our master of choice. This phenomenon is explained throughout the bible and my favorite is Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT), 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. The Holy Trinity will teach us this through time as we learn the fruits of the spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT), 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
I will remember this the next time someone speaks to me about time. I can and will enter into a positive conversation as to why time is good, pointing out that we have one more turn on God’s wheel of fortune. Think about this the next time you hear people speak of the good old days and be reminded of how good they were when you were there. Like the people that lived through the depression, persecution, famine, floods, or wars, not so much fun for them. There have been hard times throughout history but many of us choose to compare our good memories of yesterday with the struggles we see today. Never thinking that this day will soon turn out to be one of those good old days. This kind of dictates, as bad as the world seems today, it will grow a little worse tomorrow. But thank God, for giving us the wisdom of knowing preparation and attitude play a huge part in our tomorrow, we can make it better by simply following James 4:17 (NLT), Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. Allow God to mold us into His image as written in Isaiah 64:8(NLT), And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.
Lord I pray that our outlook on time is full of hope and not regret believing in 1 Peter 1:3-4 (NLT), 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance, an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. Father, I pray that every reader will understand, “each day we live is simply another turn of the potters’ wheel, as You (Father God) are refining Your creation to better mirror Your image.” May we passionately cooperate with your Holy Trinity to become everything You desire in us. In Jesus’ name; Amen
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