Sand and hourglasses have come up in the spirit several times this week. This caused me to have some epiphany moments where His message just downloads and then I am off the keyboard to let it flow.
Did you know that there are 33 references to ‘sand’ in the Bible? Thirty-three just happens to be the age that Jesus was when He died on the cross for our sins.
I already know which of the 33 scriptures is my favorite:
Hebrews 11:11-12 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.
His word is to be laid up in our hearts. Yes to stay there and be remembered but also to be shared, spread and to serve others. It is there for a purpose, to minister to us yes, and also as a tool for various purposes in the world. To exhort, to cultivate, to break chains, to establish righteousness and to propagate salvation.
Just like an hourglass, sometimes there is pressure built up prohibiting the movement, an air bubble not allowing that sand to flow freely. Sometimes, it is by a jolt or a shift that it suddenly begins to move as it ought. That is how God wants us to serve Him, by allowing those sands to fall as they will. Those sands are our experiences, mixed with the knowledge of His word, combined with the readiness of or hearts and the obedience of our actions. We are here for but a time, and our purpose is to remain a useful instrument, carefully yielding to His influence.
Is it NOT time for us to become well prepared by ministering, praying, reading, and studying His Word?!