To God a thousand years is like a day. And a day is like a thousand years (2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:4)
Time flies when you’re having fun. That saying makes me wonder:
Does that mean that when God’s will is being done more often than not; when we’re drawing near to Him instead of trying to do life on our own—that time is flying for God? At those times, to God is a thousand years like a single day?
What about those other times? Those times when I forget to pray. Or when I decide to pray later. And don’t. Those times when I see a need and look away, intending to extend the effort the next time—when it’s more convenient.
During those times, is God thinking that a day feels like a thousand years?
Fortunately, God is also patient and “slow to anger.”
If a day feels like a thousand years to God because we’re slow in getting around to doing things His way, how much better to turn it around so that God can think of us and smile, knowing that time flies when He’s having fun. And how much more fun for God when we hear Him calling for us to spend time with him; see His hand in our daily lives; listen to His Word and make it part of our heart for Him.
And for us…spending time with God means our time here on earth will fly until the day when we no longer care about the concept of time at all. When we have eternity to spend in His presence.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for your patience. Ignite our hearts for you and your plan today. Show us that spending time with you is good. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? What was the longest day in your life? Or the shortest?