A Minute In Eternity

We live in interesting and sometimes scary times. With so many confusing world events, particularly in the Middle East, I can’t help but think about some of the prophecy in Revelation. I try not to think too much about it since it’s so hard for to understand, but there are a handful of things in that magnificent book that I can grasp.

I love what John recorded about the beings in the throne room of God. Day and night they never stop saying:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who WAS and Is and IS TO COME. Revelation 4:8b(niv)

Think about that for a minute. They NEVER STOP. Praise rings in the heavenlies day and night, 24/7.

I’m not exactly sure how that works in eternity. Since day and night denotes time and eternity is… well, TIMELESS. See what I mean about being confusing?

What isn’t confusing is the unending worship that goes on in His presence. That our Jehovah God is always being adored.

I’m convicted because there are times, and I confess far too many of them, that God doesn’t even cross my mind. God’s Holy Spirit keeps me constantly connected to Him, but I mourn the times I don’t think about Him because I’m distracted by so many other things in life.

No matter how important they might be, I don’t want to move along through my day completely oblivious to the One Who knows me best and loves me most.

I’ve asked Him to interrupt my day so I can join in the praise of the throne room, even for just a minute. The world might see those little “praise breaks” as a waste of time, but I can’t think of anything more worthwhile.

Care to join in?

“Holy, holy, holy,
is the Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

Do you have a favorite “praise break” verse or song?

8 Responses to A Minute In Eternity
  1. Debra
    September 29, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    Ah yes, Susan. To be in His presence “there is fullness of joy.” Our Lord Jesus is so worthy of our praise. I do not have a particular song which comes to mind when I feel the unction to stop and praise. A melody hits me and He meets me there. Loved your post. Thanks for the reminder to always take a praise break. The more the better.


  2. Sandi
    September 29, 2013 | 7:07 pm

    I also have found myself being distracted by the many ‘shiny’ things in my life and PRAISE Jesus, He is always the gentleman, waiting for me to return to Him. Thanks, Susan for reminding us what is REALLY important!!

  3. Sheila
    September 29, 2013 | 9:14 pm

    I agree with Debra. Fullness of joy, because while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. When I ponder this my cup overflows, and so do my tears.

  4. Rosann
    September 30, 2013 | 5:17 am

    Oh, I love the thought of seeing the face of Jesus and being so overcome by His presence that I can’t help but drop to my knees, raise my hands, and sing out Holy, Holy, Holy….like you, I let the daily grind distract me from giving myself to him. Praying for less of me and more of him. 🙂

  5. Mandy
    September 30, 2013 | 8:24 am

    Amen! I don’t have a go-to praise, but I love what you’ve offered here:) Awesome to have you writing here, Susan!

  6. Barbie
    September 30, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    I cannot imagine what worship will be like in heaven. I am privileged to be building a house of prayer in California, where we hope to one day have 24/7 praise, worship and prayer going up before the Throne! Blessings!

  7. Melanie Wilson
    September 30, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    A great reminder, Susan. I tend to do “Great is thy faithfulness!” but not as often as I should. I love the idea of taking a praise break.

  8. Diana Denis
    October 2, 2013 | 7:39 pm

    Susan, I didn’t know you write over here too! I was reading Nikki’s post tonight when I saw “Susan S” listed at a writer and had a feeling it might be you.
    Love your honesty here, it makes me feel safe enough to share…I used to spend nights starting at the ceiling, paralyzed by fear. I couldn’t imagine what eternal worship looked like. I’m grateful that I can take a break in the middle of my day to worship Him too. He’s preparing us for eternity WITH HIM!