Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 60

Time. "I am God. At the right time I'll make it happen." Isaiah 60:22 (MSG)

Time rules our lives. We wake to it, eat to it, work to it, play to it, and sleep to it. We rarely stop to ponder how time affects every area of our daily life and perceptions. This is especially true in an era when we place increasing demands on time, and in turn feel the effects of time's increasing demands on us. Faster. Quicker. Efficient. Productive. More in less. Overnight.

This pressure of time, I believe, makes it increasingly difficult to follow the command to "wait on the Lord." That patience is a fruit of God's Spirit in us is quickly lost on us.

God exists eternally beyond time. He has the ability to see each individual circumstance in context of the whole. God sees purpose in our painful moments. He walks each leg of the journey with us even as he stands with us at the finish line.

Chill. At the right time, He makes things happen.

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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 60”

  1. I am God.
    At the right time I’ll make it happen.”
    There is no better reminder for me today. My wife and I had the discussion last night about waiting. We have so many dreams, hopes, wants. Patience is not my greatest virtue. Yet as I age, the more I say no to myself for things I desire, the more content I become. I really don’t care that I don’t have furniture in my front room. I really don’t care that my deck is rotting. Do I still want to change it someday? Yes….but do I let it bother or embarrass me? Absolutely not. I’ve come a long way in this regard.

  2. Tom, remember our personal conversation about the difference between chronos and Kairos time (our earthly chronological time vs. God’s Spirit and grace filled time)? I was reminded of this as I read your post. I do not believe we will have the “capacity” to “wait upon the Lord” without the Spirit of the Lord. Kairos assumes an understanding and “place in the heart” for the way of the Lord. God’s Spirit helps us rest and discover his rule of life and ordering of time in the temporal as it pertains in and to the eternal. What do you think? Matthew

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