Devotion

What Day Is This?
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. --- 2 Peter 3:8

How many times this year have you had to stop and ask yourself or someone else, "What day is this?" So many times I would talk about what I planned to do today and tomorrow, but my today was actually yesterday and my tomorrow was today! At one point it seemed like there were only three days in the week before it was Sunday again! Time didn't fly anymore - it morphed with the speed of light! But I've learned a valuable lesson in this seeming brevity of time. The lesson I learned is that we pack too much into their days, and most of it has nothing to do with God's priorities for our lives. All it does is crowd out what He wants us to give our attention to. In most cases our long list of 'to dos'  only satisfies the call of the world. Sometimes God's priority for us may be to just sit on a park bench and watch glints of sunrays as they sparkle on the surface of a nearby pond or dance between the shadows of a tree's brilliantly colored leaves. That may be all He'd require for us to do with our time in a day, and that would be enough. I believe I could remember what day that was very easily because it would have moved in the pace of God's timing unlike the world's frantic speed. I wonder what would happen if we took God's cue at the start of our days and worked within the pace of peace He gives to us? Would the world come to an end? I don’t think so. Perhaps we’d get off the merry-go-round of constantly working just long enough to realize that all work and no play really does make God's children dull girls and boys.    

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