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Making the Most of your time!

Posted November 3, 2021
Making the Most of your time!

Even though “trick or treat” is over, this weekend we will all play a “trick” on ourselves as we adjust our clocks back an hour as we “fall back” to Standard Time. Although most of us will enjoy getting an “extra” hour of sleep, we know that we can’t really gain extra time. Time is so precious.  Even though we may say things like, "saving time" or "buying time", we realize that time really can't be bought, earned or saved.  Once it's gone, it's...gone!

So how are you using your time?  Are you using it wisely?  Are you using the moments of your life for things that matter? Or are you wasting your time on frivolous things like doubt and worry and...

The Psalmist writes: "The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.... So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Teach us to number our days." (Psalm 90:10,12)

God provides us a set number of days in our life. Are we using them faithfully?  Time is a gift that we have received from God and we are called to use it wisely. The days of our life here on earth are limited.  How should we use our time?  God's Word tells us not to be foolish but to use our time wisely, making the best use of our time (Ephesians 5:15-17).  Allow the Lord to guide you in every aspect of your life.  "A person plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." (Proverbs 1:9)

God knows that our days are numbered and that our time on earth is limited, that is why He sent His Son, Jesus to enter into our time on earth.  Jesus spent His time wisely as He lived His life perfectly and spent that last moments of His life praying for your forgiveness (“Father forgive them”) as He died for our sins.

Even as Jesus has ascended into heaven He still takes the time to enter into our lives.  He took the time to promise, “I will always be with you!”  Take the time to see how Jesus is actively working in your life today. Take the time to be in God’s Word, so that the Holy Spirit would guide you to realize what is really important: being loved by Jesus.  Are you “busy” and "short" of time? Make the most of your time as you celebrate being loved by Jesus and sharing His love with others!

Loving People to Jesus,
Pastor Steve Maske


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