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God Sees Beyond Today

In my last post, I talked about how God sees deeper than the skin and today, I want to carry that thought further (based on my message from last Sunday) about how God sees beyond today.

I’m busy today. I have a lot of things up in the air that are all happening at once. Your day is like mine, isn’t it? Catching up isn’t really an option. And maybe catching up isn’t what it’s cracked up to be anyway. After all, if we were caught up, we wouldn’t be necessary in the moment. So we keep living by the clock… tick, tock, tick, tock.

God is caught up. Right now, He’s sustaining all things. But while He’s holding everything together, He’s not subject to time. He created it. He wound it up “in the beginning” and someday, He’ll stop it rather abruptly.

When we size up needs and try to meet them, we do so according to our perception of this moment. What are my resources right now? What are the issues at hand right now? What are the pros and cons right now? But God is aware of not only the “here and now” factors, but the “hereafter” factors.

God works according to His comprehensive knowledge of all things covering all time. His will won’t always make sense right now because He’s preparing us for tomorrow. Today, He’s preparing you for tomorrow and right now, He’s preparing you for eternity.

This is why it’s so important to walk closely with Him, hand-in-hand in fellowship with the Master. He knows the way. He knows where we’re headed. He’s fully aware of the pitfalls and triumphs we’re going to face. He’s outside of time. And thank God, He sees beyond today!

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  • http://highlyfavored.affiliateshelpdesk.com Kiesha @ Highly Favored

    It’s so easy to get caught up and blinded by what’s true today. I try to remind my children and younger siblings, and from time to time, myself of this truth. I’ve seen the magnificence of bad circumstances making a miraculous turn for the better – seemingly out of the blue. I’m so glad God has a plan for it all.
    .-= Kiesha @ Highly Favored´s last blog ..Single and Highly Favored =-.

    • Brandon

      Yep, absolutely nothing stresses Him out.

      • Kerrie Smith

        I know what you mean about catching up, Pastor Brandon. I’m glad God doesn’t get stressed out like we do because if He did, He would not be God. He would not be able to hold us up when we have so many weights to carry. I’m wondering, too, if in catching up, if we should try to examine what needs to be done right now and what does not. I’ve often read that in many articles about this. Of course, being a pastor, you would have a lot on your plate, but I’m also referring to ones who could prioritize.

        • Brandon

          That’s a good thought. It’s not always about doing many things, but about doing the best things.

          • http://www.pinkishblue.com Victor

            I like that phrase, but how do you determine what is “best” for the moment since we “live by the clock”? God Bless!
            .-= Victor´s last blog ..Zuni Cafe in San Francisco =-.

          • Brandon

            I’ve always looked at the children of Israel as they were about to cross Jordan. Three tribes settled for the eastern shores because they thought what they saw in the moment was best. God knew better, so kept leading them beyond Jordan into His best for them.

  • http://kevinmartineau.blogspot.com Kevin M.

    “This is why it’s so important to walk closely with Him, hand-in-hand in fellowship with the Master. He knows the way. He knows where we’re headed. He’s fully aware of the pitfalls and triumphs we’re going to face. He’s outside of time. And thank God, He sees beyond today!”

    Amen Brandon! Another great reminder brother!
    .-= Kevin M.´s last blog ..Who is part of your support network? =-.

    • Brandon

      Thanks bro!

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  • http://www.best-norman-rockwell-art.com Keith@Norman Rockwell Art

    I never thought about how busy God must be. I had thought about how nothing we go through can compare to what Jesus endured, but the thought that God has to DO everything hadn’t occurred.
    Thanks
    .-= Keith@Norman Rockwell Art´s last blog ..Mar 4, Norman Rockwell Lamps =-.

    • Brandon

      Well, He’s busy, but never rushed and never stressed. Jesus demonstrated this – He was never in a rush.