As a parent, I’m reminded of how fast time is moving. My two kids seemed to have grown up overnight, as I’m certain any parent can relate to. Even amid a pandemic, how is it we’ve been in a state of restriction for roughly six months, yet the days are moving like a runaway train. Friends, it’s later than we think.
It’s later than we think for the church to not be about our Father’s business.
Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90:12 – reminds us of two things regarding time:
- We need to ask God to teach us how to number our days and not take for granted the time He’s given us to use.
- As we do so, we gain more wisdom to know what He wants us to do.
Right now we’re in a state of flux as a society: our communities, schools, businesses have turned upside down. As believers, we should recognize the significance of what's happening and the times we’re living in, and not waste it on trivial matters.
This is a momentous season for God’s Church to be THE CHURCH. That can’t happen if we’re caught up in the world’s political and social upheaval.
For those who follow Christ, we need to conduct ourselves in like manner. To use God’s wisdom to deal with those who are outside of the faith.
We need to show love to one another as Christ loved us.
Paul’s directive to the Church at Colossae and to us is to continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. He encourages us to:
5Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. – Colossians 4:5
What God wants us to do more than anything is to honor Him with our lives as we interact with our fellow citizens.
15See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:15-17
As people called by His name, we need to know what the will of God is in this season.
It’s later than we realize as we see the days are evil and Christ is drawing near. It's imperative that we redeem the time and show love to one another as Christ loved us so that He is glorified.
Let’s grant the Lord the opportunity in this season to teach us to number our days and have a heart of wisdom to attract others closer to Him.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to number my days as I go forth so that I may gain a heart of Your wisdom as I interact with others. In Jesus name!