God’s Perspective

God’s Perspective

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Think about the ways we mark the passing of time. Watches. Digital phones. Wall clocks. Computer screens. We think about being on time and our schedules.

Thousands of years ago, people began measuring time by observing the shadow cast by a stick. Eventually more sophisticated devices were developed, including sundials and hourglasses. Clocks were invented particularly to announce special times for worship. This led to the use of bells to mark time. The word clock comes from the Middle Dutch word for bells.

The Bible makes it clear that God is not limited by our sense of time. As He declared to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). The message? He exists in eternity. He simply is. He has no time limits.

But, as Solomon reminds us, we are urged to remember that there is a time for everything (vs. 1-10). Learn to see His perspective. Don’t be impatient. Remember that He is beyond time. Realize that we need to learn to wait for His time.

It also is important to learn to look at life from the perspective of seasons. There is “a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (v. 1).

As you begin this new year, commit your past, present, and future to God. Remember, He is beyond time. Ask Him to give you His perspective on your life. And how you should spend your time.