“Good day, My Child! Hope you have a good night rest. Today will be a good day! Look……”
(Interrupt……) “Sorry God, I am in a rush. There are too many things on my plate now. You gotta wait, God.”
“But I just need……”
(Interrupt……) “God, I gotta go! Please let me settle what I need to do first ok?”
God replies lovingly, “Sure, My Child. I can wait.”
As the day goes, and the night falls.
After a long hectic day, “Sorry Lord to keep you waiting…… But I am too tired now…… Can I talk to You tomorrow? I badly need a break……”
With a sad undertone, God waits in vain, “My Child, is it too much to ask you to give Me 15 minutes out of 1440 minutes of your time?”
“There is so much I want to share with You…… Have you pause to look at how I send the cool breeze while you are walking to work under the sun?”
“Have you pause to look around that I have sent angels to cheer you up when you are stressed and feeling down?”
“Have you pause to notice that you have received messages that I am trying to get your attention?”
“Have you forgotten I am just next to you?”
Does the above scene sound familiar? We all have moments like these when we take God for granted. When we are busy and no time for God, then we are really too busy and need to re-look into our priorities and time management. Sometimes we get too consumed by our own that we have neglected what really matter, to the extent that He has to resort to disciplining us for our good, because He wants us to learn the values of true kingdom living and not the values of this world, for everything on earth will pass away.
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord. “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house. Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.” – Haggai 1:7-11
“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance. – Isaiah 55:2NASB
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:15-17
We are called to give very careful thoughts to how we should be living, and to give account to everything in our lives. We will reap what we sow, and we will not know if we can stand before God unashamed on Judgement Day. God will not get angry, but out of His great love for us, He is still waiting for any of His beloved Child that none should perish but everyone to come to repentance to His saving Grace.
Every moments count. Review your life in all earnestness today; do not take it lightly, consider those who do not even have a chance to do so.
Courtesy photo (P1030901) taken by Rachel Hong @ Bandung, Indonesia, August 2017.