We all live our lives by the clock whether we wish this to be the case or not. It is what it is and most times it is essential to keep our metabolism in check. However time should not control our lives, we should control time. The spiritual world teaches us how we can control time especially the time that matters for the things that we desire.
There is a period for everything in the spiritual world, a time for joy, for happiness, a time to mourn, for tears and the many other facets in life. This is one way of spiritually understanding time, there is another side to this which is spiritually knowing when things have changed or are about to change. There is also a way of telling spiritually when we ought to do something about this change or wait for instruction during this time. The basis for learning how to spiritually tell time is explained below by two very important examples in the bible.
The first can be found in the Old Testament when the Children of Israel had been rescued from the hands of the Egyptians and traveled through the wilderness to the promised land. They were guided by a cloud that covered the tabernacle by day and a fire that shown on it by night. As it is written, ‘And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. At the commandment of the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the Lord they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.’
The second instance of understanding how to spiritually tell time is captured in these words by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.’
In the first example we learn how God tells us when it is time to stay put and when it is time to move forward. In the second example we learn how to understand when God is telling us to do either. As an example, in our daily lives we change jobs or move house for financial reasons. We decide to do most things when we are comfortable with the financial and emotional implications. In the spiritual world this rules are governed by the spiritual implications as instructed by God. For example, moving house for the sole purpose of an increase or decrease in our finances could have drastic consequences either way. The good fortune of an increase in wages by any means does not guarantee that in the near future we won’t loose everything. However the guarantee that regardless of what happens we made the right decision comes through our faith. The same is applicable in the reverse situation. Moving house solely as a result of lose in finances doesn’t guarantee safety. Things could immediately get better and we regret our decision or worse with dire consequences.
To tell time spiritually is to listen to an inner voice, our instincts and the belief we have in God. Scripture teaches us how to hear the voice of God in what we do and what we feel and whether it is through longsuffering or jubilation we can sense the presence of God if we have faith in him. Faith in God is a guarantee for our actions and the decisions we make in life and it is by this same faith that we are able to spiritually tell time.