06 January 2019
The Crucible of Time ~ Momentary Thinking
Greetings Dear Reader,
Often, people will tell us what God thinks of us. They will give us their opinion of what the Father thinks of our behaviour or attitudes. They judge us and use God as their hammer. I want to offer a perspective that we do not hear often enough.
When Elihu is expressing his concern that Job has done some great wrong that he keeps secret, he explains correctly our relationship to the thoughts of God. Ponder this carefully. I have been for days. Elihu says that were the Father to stop thinking about any of us for even an instant that we would cease to exist.
It is not just that God thinks about us, but that our very existence is an extension of his thoughts. Elihu expresses what Paul will write centuries later, “in Him we live and move and have our being.” This mindset is the best reason I know of to cease every moment in the crucible of time.
If the idea is to find God in the moment, then the understanding of every moment is to see that the Father is already in each grain as it falls through the pinch. He is there waiting to share it with us as we arrive. He is there sustaining that moment so that we can find him in it. He wishes to love us, refine us, and guide us into the next moment and every one that follows until the journey back to him is complete.
When I think that God is distant or even absent, I need to remember how seminal to my faith is the understanding of this truth. In the crucible of time, every moment is one in which I am sustained by the thoughts of God whether I acknowledge it or not. I am kept and loved by his constant regard of me. So are you Dear Reader.
As fellow dwellers in the crucible of time, I urge you to find as much in every moment as it burns away everything that is not good. Only that which is in harmony the love of the Father will remain. Seeking the Father in each moment can further this so drastically.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
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