Time tricks us and confuses what is really important. We think our time is very valuable, but it is what we do that gives it worth. We consider God a subject of time as are we, but He moves with infinite speed, in the future and the past, a thousand years is as a blink of the eye. However, amid all our longing, yearning, wanting, and manipulation there is His promise – He has prepared good works in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10). Instead of seeking the breeze that cools our brow and thrills our senses, we can focus on the promise we are set to do. We can be certain that it will be good, because God
is good, but that does not necessarily mean that it will appear to us as candy in the candy store. Nor will it be a task that we have planned, structured and arranged in our own mind and ability. When God delivered Israel He divided the sea. When God defeated
Israel’s enemies He struck them blind, turned them on each other and demonstrated that the battle belongs to Him. (1 Sam. 17:47). It is God who cares for and guides the steps of His children. He is a good loving Father, not a boss giving orders to the workers or a master controlling His slaves.
God keeps His glory, but he uses us even when we are not in the mood, or perhaps especially, when we feel weak and unprepared. (2 Cor. 12:10). All He requires of us is to say, Yes, in reply to the Holy Spirit’s leading. “Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both ‘Yes, yes’ and ‘No, no’? But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not ‘Yes’ and ‘No.’ For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not ‘Yes’ and ‘No,’ but in him it has always been ‘Yes.’ For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (2 Cor. 1: 17-20). The key is to be in step with the Spirit, which is contrary to fleshly passions and desires. If our focus is on our will, we may miss the opportunity when it comes. Yeshua told a story of young women who went out waiting for the bridegroom, some were wise and took provisions to last them, others were foolish and went as they were. The wait was long and only the wise maintained their gaze until He came. (Matt. 25: 1-13). As I prayed after reading this passage recently, words came to me, “let us be ready.”
We aren’t saved because we believe all the right things and have the best doctrine. We aren’t saved by anything we do. Yet, when we act upon our belief in God’s Word, we are building our life on the rock that is Yeshua Messiah. When we honor God’s Word and do it, then we are approved by God. The site slogan reminds us to “live life on God’s terms.” Messiah, Yeshua you are our hope of glory. Let us be ready! Holy Spirit prepare our hearts and minds with readiness!