IN STEP WITH ETERNITY
3 Ways to Embrace God's Pace
(Instead of Your Own)
In an age when time is kept not only by the traditional wall clock but also by smartwatches, smartphones, and laptops, the pace of life has shifted into overdrive. Our strides have quickened, our schedules are bloated, and our time-ticking gadgets create a pulsating rhythm that pushes us to race against the clock. This speed of life, particularly noticeable in bustling cities, can take a toll on our well-being and leave us gasping for breath. The urgent pulse to respond, decide, and execute instantaneously is overwhelming. As aptly observed by Professor Richard Weisman, "We're just moving faster and faster and getting back to people as fast as we can." The modern mantra: The quicker, the better.
Yet, amidst this whirlwind, a calm but compelling voice whispers timeless wisdom. Moses, the author of one of the Bible's oldest psalms, offers a profound perspective on time. He gently reminds us, "You've got all the time in the world—whether a thousand years or a day, it's all the same to you." (Psalms 90:4, MSG).
How can we then align ourselves with this divine pace in the midst of the relentless ticking and tocking? The answer lies not in speeding up or slowing down but in grounding our time and ourselves in God. It is by spending more time with Him. By aligning our tempo with His, the One who formed us (Psalms 139:13) intimately knows us and has divine plans for us (Psalms 139:16).
With this in mind, let's explore three ways to decelerate, slow down time, and embrace God's pace.
- Abide in God: Immerse yourself in His presence. Cultivate a habit of spending quiet, undisturbed time with Him in prayer, meditation, and studying His Word. In this quietness, we reconnect with our Creator and the timelessness of His love.
- Surrender the Day: Offer each day to God as a gift of your time and service. Doing so creates space for God to shape and guide our daily rhythms by His will.
- Seek Divine Wisdom: Moses pleaded, "Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well!" (Psalms 139:12, MSG). Ask for God's wisdom in using your time as He would have you use it so that you may live not only well but also wisely.
Let's pause in a world that constantly races against the clock. Our time on earth is limited, but in that brevity lies an opportunity to live out God's eternal purpose. Let's step off the treadmill of acceleration and step into the timeless rhythm of God's grace. In doing so, we will always be in step with God's time - now and forever.
Max Lucado's gentle yet profound delivery in this video brings a sense of calm and clarity that aligns seamlessly with embracing God's pace. I suggest watching his testimony in this video at a south Texas lake, "May You Find Peace."
So, do YOU have peace? Real peace? What's your pace? Are you willing to slow down time and spend more time with God? Remember, when we align ourselves with His tempo, we are in step with one another and, most importantly, in harmony with Him. And that, dear friends, is where true fulfilment lies. Keep in step with eternity and embrace God's pace. The result? A life of grace and purpose. So take a deep breath, put down your devices for a moment, and let us journey together towards a slower but more fulfilling life - one in step with eternity. Remember: "You've got all the time in the world." Let's make the most of it.
In this fast-paced world, it can be easy to get caught up in life's constant rush and busyness. We are constantly bombarded with messages about being more efficient, productive, and successful. But what if we took a different approach and embraced a slower pace? What if we aligned ourselves with God's eternal perspective on time? This blog post will explore three ways to slow down and embrace God's pace in our daily lives. By abiding in God, surrendering our days to Him, and seeking divine wisdom, we can find a sense of peace and purpose that surpasses worldly success.
So please take a moment to step off the treadmill of acceleration and join us on the journey towards a grace-filled life in step with eternity. The clock may be ticking, but with God by our side, we can make the most of every moment and live out His divine purpose. So let's slow down time together and embrace God's pace - it's where true fulfilment lies. No more rushing against the clock, but rather living in harmony with the One who holds all time in His hands. Are you ready to take that step? Let's start now.