It’s time to see the Lord work in our lives. It’s time to trust Him for all we need. It’s time to believe that He cares so much for us that He will never leave us, never forsake us, never disregard our situation or sorrows or fears.
It’s time to remember that He not only loves us beyond our understanding, but that He proved His eternal, sacrificial love for us by sending His son, Jesus, to an agonizing death on the cross of Calvary.
It’s time to recall that His blood, coursing down His beaten body, has flowed throughout history to cleanse us from our sins and renew our lives; transforming us into pristine, eternal beings destined to dance on the heavenly streets of gold.
It’s time to reflect on our lives. According to God, we are new creations (2 Cor. 5:17). Our past is forgotten. It’s time to release our death-grip on the baggage from our sinful past. God has. He has made us whiter than snow.
It’s time to stand on the many promises found in His Word: I haven’t given you a spirit of fear (2 Tim.1:7). Don’t be anxious for anything. Just come to me in prayer, and thankfulness. In return, my peace that is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe, in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
It’s time to get back to regular work-outs at the Faith Gym. Stop believing in what we see, but have faith in what we do not see (Heb. 11:1). God knows that we cannot do this alone so He wants us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus who is the author and perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2).
Lastly, it is surely time to fit ourselves each morning with God’s armor so we can take a stand against the devil’s schemes because we are not fighting against human beings, but against the wicked rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. We must have truth for a belt, righteousness for your breastplate, the readiness to announce the Good News of peace as shoes. Carry faith as a shield; with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the evil one. Accept salvation for a helmet and the Word of God as the sword of the Spirit. Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help (Eph. 6:11-18 Good News Bible).
But you should never lose sight of this fact, dear friends, that time is not the same with the Lord as it is with us—to him a day may be a thousand years, and a thousand years only a day. . .the fact is that he is very patient towards you. He has no wish that any [person] should be destroyed (2 Peter 3:8-10 J.B. Phillips).