18 July: The Relativity of Time
Whenever I’ve experienced what can only be described as a “divine intervention” in my life, it seems to always come in the nick of time. In fact, it’s precisely because of the out-of-the-ordinary bizarre timing of it, that makes it so divine…
READ ESTHER 6 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Throughout the years, I’ve become angry, disappointed and frustrated with the Creator God’s sense of time. My Mark will often say that Father God is never late (whether to act on our behalf, to answer our prayer, or to provide for our needs) …but He often seems to miss a lot of opportunities to be early!
The storyline today shows an ironic turn of events in the nick of time, as Queen Esther’s uncle is honoured in the streets of Susa, the Capital City of the Persian Empire (modern day Iran). After fasting and praying, Esther has only just got her plan into action. Meanwhile the gallows are built (ready to impale her cousin), and Haman is already up and dressed for the day. With no time left to spare on the clock, the story of Mordecai is read to King Xerxes from the King’s Chronicles, and his attention is caught – just as ‘the clock strikes twelve’ and Haman enters the outer court. But what can be learnt from this story today?
We need to trust that our Marker works continually with a bigger, and much more complex picture. It’s under construction, in every situation, all the time. The problem for is us is the relativity of time. The Creator works with precision and perfect timing. But because He’s not bound by the time frames that He created in the beginning[a], His timing is not related, nor even relevant, to our idea of time.
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Wanting to speak directly with the One who Created Time? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I’ll sing to You a new song. May songs be sung to the Lord, in all the earth? I want to sing to You and bless Your name, proclaiming the Good News of Your salvation day after day! [Psalm 96:1-2]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: God GRACE on Iraq[c]
Your Country: Fulfilment of “The Great Commission”[d]
Yourself: Spiritual Insight
Your concerns for today
Father God, You’ve shown me that whoever drinks the water that You give, will never thirst again. I know that the water You give, will become in me a well of water springing up to eternal life. [John 4:14]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
You have washed me thoroughly from my iniquity, Lord, and have cleansed me from my sin. So, how can I try hiding anything from You? I know my transgressions and my sin is constantly before me. [Psalm 51:2-3]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
I can trust You with my life, Father, because blessing, honour, glory and power belong to You who sit on the throne – to You, Lord, forever and ever! [Revelation 5:13b]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[e] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Our Maker’s Handbook
“Do not let this Book of Law depart from your mouth, but meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it; then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. [Joshua 1:8]
[a] Genesis 1:3-5
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 28:16-20
[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31