Using Time

2014.05.15

“My times are in your hands”

(Psalm 31:15)

Reflection:

Each day is a gift from God. With it we all receive the gift of the same amount of time. Not everyone has the same freedom in the use of their time but many of us do have some control over it. Consciously or unconsciously we set, or accept, the priorities that the end of the day reveals. Thank God for this new gift every morning.

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

Commit your time to God. We are accountable to God for the way we use our time, which is a precious gift. Ask God for His guidance and help in allocating your time more wisely and efficiently. It may mean adjusting some of our priorities to bring them in line with His. It will mean becoming more intentional and less of a drifter or accepter.

Set aside time for God. If we keep Him in the ‘spare time’ section of our agenda we will never get there. He is worth more than that. Even if, to begin with, you can only give Him five or ten minutes at the beginning of the day it is a worthwhile start – and can develop from there.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

Take time for yourself. God made us to need rest and recreation so don’t ignore it. Jesus Himself made space for it. If we do not we become weaker spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6:31)

Response:
Walk with God – not the other way round.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, you call to us is to come to You, follow You and stay with You. Help me to do that and allow You to lead me through each day. Amen.

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