Scripture: Revelation 8:
6Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
Observation: The only time we have is now.
Application: As the end of the year approaches, we often find ourselves thinking about what has happened and what is to come. We set goals for the new year, we rethink decisions we made during the past year and we anticipate what is to come. But worrying about the past, or the future doesn’t help us to be prepared for anything. We only have this day, this moment, this breath in time to act and do what God is calling us to. Yes – THIS moment.
What is God speaking in your heart right now. This is technically my third trip through the book of Revelations this year and I have to admit that it hasn’t gotten any clearer for me, if anything I have more questions than I did this time last year concerning this esoteric and symbolic work. One thing that I am sure of though is that whether the book is a prophecy of times to come, an allegory of the ancient Roman empire and the struggles of the Christian church against an oppressive government, or apocalyptic literature, the fact still remains that if we are going to apply the teachings of this scripture to our lives in a meaningful way we must do it now.
We can set goals but unless we act on them now, nothing will ever come to pass. We can lament or rejoice in what we have already done, but unless those things of the past call us into action today they are meaningless. Keeping your oil filled, and your lamp trimmed as Jesus admonished is something we do in the present moment, because otherwise the bridegroom may come at a time when we are not ready.
Is God speaking to you now? I would venture to say that if you have your spiritual ears open so that you can hear, He will, and in fact He IS.
The only time we have is now – don’t miss This opportunity, This moment, This Blessing.
Prayer: I AM,
Thank you for being known as a God that IS. You are not a God that Was, or a God that Will Be, you are I AM. You are Now, You are present in every instant. Help me to be with you where and when you are.