Time No Longer

And sware by Him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.  – Revelation 10:6

God has been doing something amazing for me lately.  Sometimes it happens when I’m preaching at church.  Other times it happens when I’m simply spending time alone with Him.  What happens is I get this incredible sense of being near to the Lord.   Along with that sense, I get this feeling of time standing still.  Time, of course, still marches on, but I become very aware that one day sooner than I realize, I will be with Jesus forever and ever and time will be no more.

Hasten the day when my faith becomes sight! Hasten the day when the cares of this world no longer remove me from the thick, wonderful presence of my Lord.  Over the years, I have gotten better about keeping Him with me throughout my day, but I am more than still a work in progress on this one.  The thing I’ve come to look forward to the most is the feeling of being in His presence and knowing that the feeling will never go away.  There will be no more sin fighting to remove me.  There will be no more deception . . . no more temptation.  Just me and Jesus with nowhere else to be.

As I write and simply soak in His presence, the minutes on the clock are ticking by so fast.  I know that at 6:30 I’ve got to leave so I can be on my bus at 6:40 and leave by 6:43. I know all these times in my head where things need to happen.  I know they don’t have to take me away from my nearness to God, they just do.  I’m not where Brother Laurence and Frank Laubach were when they learned to practice the Presence of God.  Practicing His Presence was and is one of the most influential books to this day on my walk with the Lord.  If keeping God with me like that all the time is possible . . . man, do I want it.   

Lord, I say things like, “I want You more than anything,” yet I waste so much time.  Despite my poor efforts, You still are molding this hunk of clay into something useful.  Help me not fight You, Lord.  Help me to be conformed to Your image and not to the patterns of this world.  Thank You so much for these moments where You are right here with me in the quiet coolness of the morning.  I truly don’t want it to end.  You have become the love of my life.  You are always faithful to me, yet I can’t imagine how many times I’ve turned from You, the eternal God, to give my attention and affection to something temporary.  Here is my heart, my mind, and my life . . . use it this day, Lord.  I look so forward to the day when my faith becomes sight, and the sense of Your presence will never go away.  Until then, mold me and make me after Thy will.  Have Thine own way, Lord.  Amen.


About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am just a nobody from Salem, South Carolina. I have been a math teacher now for 23 years. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 10 years now. Thanks for stopping by.
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