Tick, Tick, Ticking Away – December 15, 2014

Today’s Scripture… “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13
A solar clock is more of a novelty than a useful timepiece.  It works much like a regular clock, except it is powered by the light from the sun.  Which, of course, stands to reason, when there is no light from the sun, (at night) the clock stops ticking.  Kind of defeats the purpose, huh?  If the clock isn’t ticking, then it isn’t doing what it is created to do.

Now, I’ve got to admit, that if I were a clock, even a solar clock, the pressure might get to me.  Think about the expectations that are placed upon it.  A clock is expected to tick every second.  Minute after minute.  Hour after hour.  Day after day.  Week after week.  Month after…well, you get the idea.  When you begin to get into year after year, it would really begin to stress me out, were I a clock.  How can I possibly tick faithfully for YEARS and YEARS?

The answer is simple.  One tick at a time.  Faithfulness isn’t measured in years, it’s measured in moments, often one minute, or even one second at a time.  A clock can never tick for a year, without first doing so by the moment.

Of course, if you are a solar clock, you are completely dependent upon the power from the sunlight to keep you going. I think you see where I’m headed here?

There are temptations to sin that you and I face every single day.  How do we remain faithful?  How do we “keep ticking” and do what we were created to do…honor and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ?  Is it possible to withstand the pressure of being expected to be faithful for a lifetime? It is…one tick at a time.  It is…when we realize we are completely dependent upon the power from the SONlight to keep us going.

Friend, you and I will not only face temptations today, but we will also face pressures today.  That’s just a part of life.  Some of us will have to face the hurt and pain associated with broken relationships.  Others may do battle with illness.  There will, no doubt, be those who will suffer physical, mental and emotional ailments.  Maybe you have a busy day ahead or an unpleasant task on
your schedule.  Whatever your need is today, do it in the power of the Son!  The Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.”

That’s a promise you can stand on! Remember, remember, remember…if you do nothing else today, remember this…whatever you face, as long as there is light from the SON, you can keep on ticking!

Have a Blessed Day
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

One thought on “Tick, Tick, Ticking Away – December 15, 2014

  1. What a great devotion Pastor! I needed to hear that today. I’m asking for the Lords strength and I will forever stand on that! I praise God for Pastors who are faithful to not only begin servants to people but serving the Lord!

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