time

I have come to the conclusion that time is an illusion.

Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day.

1 Peter 3:7-9

A few years back it became crystal clear that time (in the realm of the Spirit) has no meaning whatsoever. God lives outside of time. And for that reason I decided to spend my time differently, more wisely if you will.

If there are not limits to either time or distance except as man himself may make them, it is not necessary to limit myself to fear, or the need for perfection. That gives me the freedom to fill my days with those things that are lovely and messy and enjoyable. That frees me to look at each difficulty as training toward acquiring “the Peace of Christ.”

Since that moment I have tried to look at each day as a new adventure. If you visited me yesterday I was different that I am today…and than I may be tomorrow. George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measurements each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.”

It seems we all have moments of fear and anxiety. Both are really forms of unnecessary suffering. Instead, why not see time for what it is, and learn to be contented NOW? Why not decide to be happy today, not someday when the children are grown, or the bills are all paid or the job is finished. NOW.

Three positive steps to take are:
1. Accept yourself as you are now
2. Accept others as the are now
3. Accept your circumstances now.

There is great spiritual power is this formula, it releases great peace into life. Try it. Learn to flow in God’s time. Learn to be content NOW.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.

Matthew 6:25-33 (RSV)

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