Sunday, October 9, 2011

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

This morning in the worship service we sang this hymn:

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.

The line that talks about borrowing life from God really jumped out at me.   Of course I know this to be a fact, but I don't reflect on it much.  Too often I fail to be intentional about how I use these borrowed minutes, hours and days.   We are commanded to make each moment count by redeeming the time as we live in a very evil world.  (Ephesians 5:16)  Too many waste the gift of physical life on the pursuit of pleasure and self-fulfillment.  When I stand before my Savior I don't want to have him disappointed in me for having squandered my borrowed time on frivolous activities.  I want to use this borrowed time more wisely and ensure I am bringing glory to God. 

"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return." Job 1:21 The thought of borrowed time also reminds me that I certainly don't own any temporal possessions.  I do have the blessing of using them for a season. I should be more grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me. 
How does the knowledge that you're living on borrowed time impact your daily walk with God?


  1. I am very aware of it and yet I need to live as though I am very aware of it. I realize more and more that I need Him to shape, lead and teach me to use His gifts and provisions better.


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