It’s a slippery friend. It falls through our fingers; we chase it down; it can be kind to us; we attempt to clutch it tight; we are ravaged by it and set each day by it. It’s our constant companion and our evil enemy.
And we all wish we could embrace it more and be governed by it less.
There’s something incredibly comforting about knowing God is not governed by time. The Bible tells us that a day is as a thousand years for Him. He is Alpha and Omega. Beginning and End.
And yet in His kindness toward us, He offers rhythms of rest to soothe our souls. With our best in mind, he shares the joy of ‘Sabbath-ing’, bringing balance to our crazy culture of hurry that we might be intentional about taking time to regularly rest these weary bodies of ours. Giving us opportunities to count not our minutes—but our blessings.
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12, NIV).
Friend, there will never be enough hours in the day to catch up on all the demanding projects, dirty laundry, email replies, meetings, and commitments with work, family, friends, and church.
But God doesn’t love us for our checked boxes and completed day planners. He sees our hearts, and He cares for our souls. He is practical and protective of His beloved. He knows we need regular rest in Him.
Each day is a gift and time is precious. May we embrace the time we are given by using it wisely!