Summary: There is no time with God, because He's all about "NOW". Are you living in God's NOW or are you living in your time zone.
(Built large letters saying "NOW". The "O" was a clock)
("Now" series can been seen on www.gwafamily.com)
How many of you are wearing watches today?
How many of you use only your phone for a clock?
How many of you wake up to soothing music?
How many wake up to that old school alarm?
We have clocks everywhere: nightstands, phone, microwave, vehicles
HOW MANY ARE STILL LATE never on time for anything
ILL: I keep my clock 30 minutes ahead
ILL: (Turn the dial and set the time on the clock)
Every clock is ticking at the same second around the entire world.
We all move by it - IT’S UNIVERSAL
VIDEO – PLANET EARTH
CUE - UNIVERSAL
A. Even though we’re all TICKING AT THE SAME TIME
1. We’re all in a DIFFERENT PLACE OF TIME.
CHINA – 11 hours ahead
Sydney – 14 hrs ahead
Cape Town Africa – 7 hours ahead
VIDEO – SOLAR SYSTEM
CUE - PLANETS
B. God has set the PLANETS to cycle with TIME
1. The earth spins once EVERY 24 hours, 365 days to go around the sun.
VENUS – 243 days to complete one turn to our 24 hrs - 224.7 days/SUN
JUPITER – 10 hrs to complete one turn to our 24 hrs - 12 years/SUN
MARS – 24.6 hours - 687 days/SUN
NEPTUNE – 16 hours - 165 days/SUN poor NEPTUNE people
TO PEOPLE IT’S ALL ABOUT TIME – NOT ENOUGH
Do I have time to get the kids from the Soccer, Tommys party, to Groceries
TO US ITS ALL ABOUT TIME
BUT TO GOD IT’S ALL ABOUT “NOW” TIME
C. God looks at TIME SO DIFFERENT then we do.
1. God is OUTSIDE OF TIME because He is the creator of time.
D. HOW MANY DAYS DID GOD CREATE THE HEAVENS & EARTH?
1. Was it 6 days or 6000 years
2 Peter 3:8 NIV
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.
E. TIME is IRRELEVANT to GOD
1. Because Everything to HIM is NOW TIME
2. 5 YEARS OR 10 YEARS from now for us, IS RIGHT NOW FOR GOD.
3. God is in the PAST, PRESENT and is already in the FUTURE with us.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and
ILL: Once Upon A Time – They’re stuck in a TOWN, No time outside town
F. Because of the FALL OF MAN – SIN CAME UPON the world
1. WE’RE STUCK IN a DIFFERENT TIME ZONE THEN GOD’s
2. And GOD’S SAYING, “How Are You Using TIME NOW”
SOME ARE STUCK IN PAST TIME
A. TIME IS SOMETHING SO VALUABLE TO EACH OF US.
1. WE LET TIME DICTATE OUR LIFE in ways it’s not supposed to.
2. We HOLD ON to the PAST.
3. Maybe the GLORY DAYS or WRONG CHOICES that have been made
WE TEND TO LIVE THERE
Philippians 3:13 ESV
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead
SOME ARE STUCK IN FUTURE TIME
A. STUCK IN THE FUTURE preparing, planning, worrying for things ahead
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city,
spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not