Wednesday, April 4th,
All rights reserved © message by Kris Jackson
TOCK, IT'S NOW O'CLOCK
is the accepted time..." (2 Corinthians 6:2)
It's "now o'clock", I've heard that line before
but was reminded again through a Chris Rice song that announces, "Tick-tock, the past is
locked, the future's far away. You can't go back, you can't hurry it up, you
gotta learn to live today". Procrastination is earth's poorest nation.
"Now" is the accepted time. "Now" appears 1356 times in the Bible. "Now faith
is..." (Hebrews 11:1) A now faith in a now God creates a now miracle. I can't
have everything I want now but I must enjoy everything I have now. Tomorrow is
a date on a fool's calendar. Now is present talk. Yesterday is in time's tomb;
tomorrow is in time's womb. Happy is the person that captures the now of life.
It flies by so quickly. Rice, the lyricist
added, "Well there goes a decade, a century, a millennium, and here comes eternity,
eternity, eternity". Some unknown said it even better, "When as a babe I cried
and slept time crept. When as a lad I played and talked time walked. When I
became a full grown man time ran. And later as I older grew time flew. Soon I
shall find while traveling on time gone". It creeps, it walks, it runs, it
flies, soon the week, month, year and century has melted into eternity.
Jesus challenged, "Say not there are four
months and then comes harvest..." (John 4:35) Fields are ripe already. In another
place He asked, "Are there not twelve hours in the day?" He lived in the know
and in the now. I realize the paradox doesn't make sense. God demands we wait
then chastens us for sitting in a holding pattern. We are to redeem the time
(Ephesians 5:16). That means essentially, while you're waiting for love, love.
While you're waiting for harvest, sack up the grapes that are in the produce
section now. If you want paid next Friday go to work today. If Tim McGraw only
had three months to live he'd go sky divin' and Rocky Mountain climbin'... now.
How 'bout you?
Tick tock, it's now o'clock. That means, plan
like you have another hundred years but live like today is the last. The big
hand belongs to God but the little hand, the second hand, belongs to us. Value
the moments. How many times have you heard someone ask, "Have you got a
minute?" Another quote says, "I have only got a minute but eternity is in it".
A minute is an aggregate of seconds, tick tocks. I know where I'm going, that's
vision, but where I am right now is of greater importance, that's action.
Instead of predicting your future, create it. Today's sowing prophesies
tomorrow's reaping. If we live in tomorrow's wonderland, today will become a
wander land. To keep from wandering engage your passion, energies and talents
in the now. If there is no one to share "now" with, you're not alone. God is
there. A better house, a better job, a better relationship, those are the
details of tomorrow and the subjects of prayer. God has tomorrow under control.
He runs the big hand on the clock. We (on the other hand, the little hand) have
control of attitude, motivation, desire, steps of faith and so on. Enjoy this
moment because...oops, it's past already. But here comes another. Tick tock, it's