When a Watch is More Than a Watch

The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received” – C.S. Lewis.
In Numbers 15:37-41, the LORD told the Israelites to make tassels on the ends of their garments containing one blue thread. The purpose was to remind both men and women of who they were – nobility, a kingdom of priests; and who they were to love – the LORD.
Their garments or coverings in those days would go almost to the ground. Thus, they had to be careful where they stepped or their tassel might get dirty.
This, then, became a visual reminder to love the LORD their God through obeying His commands in their daily decisions. As they did, they’d continue to experience the freedom He had given them from slavery in Egypt. It also gave them freedom from having to wash their tassels and get forgiveness through making a sacrifice.
Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey Me.” And as His followers do this, we will continue to experience the freedom He gave us.
My tassel is my watch; and, freedom in this case is from stress as the Spirit has been asking me to slooooowww waaaayyy doooowwwwn.
Psalm 46:10 has been memorized, but been tough to live out. “Be still (stop trying to make things happen) and know that I am God (only God is God and can do what only God can do).”
So now my watch is more than a watch. It’s a reminder to not let time dictate my decisions or attitudes. Instead, I need to slow down and listen to Jesus before I do or say anything. In this way, He can do what only God can do in my life, relieve my stress.
What will your reminder tassel be in order to follow what Jesus has been saying to you?

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