“I the Lord do not change.” “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” “You are the same, and your years will have no end.” “From everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8;1:12; Psalm 90:2
“They say we’re some-timers: sometimes we remember, sometimes we don’t.” I had a silly incident recently where I went to do something that I quickly discovered I’d already done, and neither the colleague I went to for help, nor I, remembered we’d already checked this off the list. We laughed, and she said, “We’re all some-timers.” How grateful I am my God is an “All-timer”!! He is never confused, late, forgetful, negligent, disorganized, or leaves things undone.
My “sometiming” can be brought about by distraction and not being present, can occur when I try to do and be too much at once. I have long appreciated martyred missionary Jim Elliot’s wisdom: “Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” Being harried and scattered can indicate a frenzied heart, a noisy soul, a self-directed schedule. When I take time to wait on God’s instructions, and am deliberate to be in the moment with my Lord and Guide, I am more prone to stay in His flow with sharp mind and senses.
“Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in endless praise. Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my will and make it Thine, it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own, it shall be Thy royal throne. Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.” ~Frances Havergal (1874)
Lord Jesus, I desire to live to the hilt with You, all the time! Bring your order and present attentiveness into every facet of my days. Make me more and more like You: steady, consistent, efficient in thought, clear in communication, unwavering in love, compassion, purposefulness. May my moments and days always be spent for Your kingdom purposes and glory.