Today, I am sharing a piece I wrote in a book called What a Great Word. I believe this is one of my best books, but sadly the timing of its release meant few people ever knew it was there. So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite entries. Since the book takes one simple Bible word and asks readers to reflect on its potential meaning, I’ve chosen the word “Time” to share with you. The scripture is from Hebrews 10:15-16 and it reads, “This is the agreement I will make with them at that time, says the Lord. I will put my teachings in their hearts and write them on their minds.” 

Here’s the entry:

“What time is it?” That seems like an innocent question. After all, you’re most likely trying to accomplish a lot of things in one day or week, or some specific time frame. Time is a mystery and a thief. It’s a friend and a challenger. You may take note of it as you pass by the mirror, remembering a different version of the person you now see. It beckons you to get in the race and then presses the button to see how far you can get in the brief interval it allows. 

In the Scripture from Hebrews, we notice that God ordained a time when He would put His teachings in our hearts and write them on our minds. The Creator of the universe, the One who inspired every minute of history, declares that He has given you a time to know Him. He has caused His Spirit to intervene in your life and teach you heart-first that He exists. He has written messages in the recesses of your mind so that you will not run out of time to discover He is there. He has made Himself very clear and your timeline is His. 

You have a lot of ways to spend your time today, but it could be worthwhile to check to see what time it is in your relationship with God. Have you given Him the time of day? Have you asked Him to spend very personal time with you as you pray? Have you got time to waste? He has put His Word in your heart so that it is there for all the times of your life. You’ll have a great time together, and He’ll add joy to everything you are yet to do. 

Call on God while He may be found and don’t let time steal your opportunity to grow closer to Him right now. In fact, a chat with Him could be timely indeed.

Just remember, He’s in your heart, and He loves to spend time with you. 

Blessings to you.