Numbering Our Days
Seeking after the Heart of God
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
During our lifespan on earth, a segment of our eternity, we each have a very significant purpose, but the question is do we fully understand what that purpose is? Or how to achieve it?
Everything we sow of the physical reality of life perishes, but what we sow of the spiritual reality moves with us into eternity AND it is what moves us into eternity. There is no greater purpose than to seek after the eternal in the fabric of our lives, which when all characteristics and ways are combined can be articulated in one word, God, the eternal Father/Maker of us all. Proverbs 23:17-21
It’s our highest purpose to seek to bear the image of the heavenly man crafted by the hand of God, verses the image of the man of dust crafted by our own hand. 1 Corinthians 15:4
God is love. His presence is veiled from this earth because the vessels to hold His spirit have yet to be cleansed, purified and prepared to hold a holy, pure and loving spirit, though Christ came to bring us behind the veil. His home in this world is in us. Thus, we must be made ready to contain such a spirit. The minds and ways of many souls are contrary to His righteousness care, some unknowingly and some willingly, therefore unable to unite to Him.
The worlds’ web of lies has blinded us to what true loving kindness is and its supremacy in the nature of God. It has corrupted our vessels by corrupting our minds so we don’t know or recognize this love. This is why we must seek for it. To find love or any attribute of God, we have to become a part of it – that is the only way we know it. This is how it is with spiritual realities. The knowing is in the becoming. Otherwise they remain hidden and we exist outside of them in darkness and coldness.
If we choose to seek to learn and grow by spiritual understanding and by the attainment of divine characteristics, then we begin our journey to be joined to Him. If we remain in our contrary ways, we remain distant from Him, thus from love itself. Understanding our role as a loving caretaker of the animal kingdom is an essential key to unlocking the love of God in our lives, because it is how He is with us. Because we affect the animals daily with our choices and actions, our care for them begins a daily ripple effect of the love of God in our reality. This truth is key to becoming love. When we begin to possess the spirit of the Eternal, we live in love. Our ability to love in righteousness is a testimony of our connection to God, thus eternity. So how we spend our limited time on earth is very significant.
Time is constant, unchanging, beyond our control, and simply is as long as the earth spins as it does. Our belief in time doesn’t make it exist or not. Time is a reflection of the sovereignty of God, for He created time.
If we put our time in His hands we do well, if we try to control and manipulate it ourselves, we cause much harm.
As the foundations of the earth shift with the incoming righteous reign, our perception of time will change. In trying to control time, we haven’t trusted the Creator, and as a result we have created destruction and made this earth desolate. As wickedness loses its prosperity, we won’t be able to control our future like we have done in our self-will and this will turn many lives upside down. Right now the present moment is fleeting as most dwell in the past or the future. But, God abides in the present and when we fully trust Him so do we.
The past no longer exists and the future grows out of the present. However, most try to re-live the past and try to control their future. The two main reasons for this are fear and lust, both of which I’m finding are the undercurrent to most our actions and choices, however small or large those fears and lusts may be. In trying to protect ourselves from harm, a mindset driven by fear, we propagate the very harm we don’t desire as we try to create a future without fear. In this, we cease to love. In trying to fulfill our desires, through lusts and not kindness, we cease to love.
To change the future to something desirable, we must change what we are doing in the present. But, to change the present without the wisdom of eternity of God who knows every ripple effect to every action is to create a future that hurts and harms instead of loves.
A key to coming to know God is seeking to stop manipulating time; specifically the past and the future, which we do in many ways, and seek to know Him in our present moment and learn to abide there. Further, we come to know the heart of God, who is love, when we are set on seeking and abiding in His perfect love for all of His creation today, in our present moment.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done with love.
To seek God is to seek what it means to truly abide in loving kindness in all areas of our life. Without this perspective, we’ll never find the heart of God but empty realities that leave us alone, afflicted and broken. If we seek Him with all our heart, soul and mind, loving kindness is where He leads us. Until we set our hearts on knowing true kindness and acting according to its ways and not our fears and lusts, we’ll know endless repeating days in the shadow of death. May we not forget our first love, love itself, for God is love. Jesus came to remind us that love is supreme.
Let love be the qualifier for all you do. May our purpose be to seek God who is the unity of truth and love and live in Him in today.
Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to words of knowledge.
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, And your hope will not be cut off.