Thursday, March 26, 2015

What Are We Doing With The Time We're Given?

I recently read a devotion on the usage of time. It was eye opening and very convicting. Many people ask me how I have time to homeschool and get anything else accomplished. I'll be honest and tell you that there are still several hours or minutes in the day that are being wasted around here on less productive activities and those are the things that need to go.

There are 24 hours or 1,440 minutes or 86, 400 seconds in each day. Any way that you think about it, that's really quite a lot. How many of us have used the expression, "I'm just killing time, waiting for things to start".

Consider that (for those who've accepted the Lord as Saviour) God has us here on earth with specific plans and assignments that He wants us to accomplish.

Consider that, as His children, we're to do all to the glory of God.

Psalm 139 talks about how God formed us and knows our thoughts. How He has plans for us and gives us time to accomplish them. How many of us are accomplishing what He put us here on earth to do?

Psalm 90 speaks of time as the Lord sees it. Vs. 4 says, "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Vs.6 "In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up, in the evening it is cut down and withereth."

Job 7:6 says, "My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle"

Psalm 78:39 says, "like a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again"

James 4:14 says, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

All of the verses above can be a depressing thought to those without Christ. None of us want our life to be in vain.

The GOOD NEWS is that God sent His only Son, Jesus, to give us hope and a purpose for living!

His life, death, burial and resurrection was to provide hope to the world and everlasting life to ALL who repent of their sins and call upon the name of the Lord to save them! Once we're saved, we no longer have to go through this life, wasting minutes, days, weeks and years "just getting through another day and week." We can spend those days talking to our amazing Lord and Saviour, praying for the lost, hurting, hopeless, wanderers, and telling any who will listen, what He's done for us and what He can do for them.

The time of His return could be ANY DAY!

We're all guilty, Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

There will come a time when He will have to judge the sins of the world. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ:" Those whose sins are covered by the blood that Jesus shed on the cross have NO reason to fear that day. We look forward to His return with great Joy and Anticipation.

We look forward to seeing Him face to face and thanking Him for His wonderful gift(Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." of salvation.

As we get closer to celebrating Resurrection Sunday, may we never forget the ONE who gave His life to pay the penalty for My sins and YOURS. He says in Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 8:1 says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus"(those who have gotten saved)

God, alone, gives us a reason to live and to love and serve those around us. To forgive those who've wronged us. To help those that no one else seems to care about. We love Him, because He first loved us and we love others because God is within us and GOD IS LOVE.

If any reading this have questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message. God wants everyone to know how much HE loves them and that He sent His only Son, Jesus in their place.

2 Corinthians 6:2 says, "behold, now is the accepted time,behold, now is the day of salvation."

There's no better time than today.

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