SpringTIME

It’s time for Spring! God has not only blessed us with seasons on this earth, but He has also blessed us with seasons in our lives. Each season, whether earthly or in our personal lives, is only limited by TIME.

TIME is a gift from God. God is the Creator of time. God’s greatest gift to us is Jesus, but I believe the next best gift is time … time to serve our Lord, time for family, time to work, time to play, time to laugh, time to labor, and I could go on and on. We need to learn that every day is a gift from God. Has it ever occurred to you that for you to cease living, God would not have to take your life? All God would have to do is stop giving time to you.

Here is a great illustration concerning time: Imagine if your banker called and told you that an anonymous donor was depositing $1,440 into your bank account every day, 7 days a week – with one stipulation. The stipulation is that you have to spend all that money on that day. There will be no balance carried over to the next day. Each evening, the bank would cancel whatever sum you fail to use. Did you know that every morning a gracious God, who loves you, deposits into your bank of time 1,440 minutes? The same stipulation applies because God does not allow any of our time to be carried over on credit to the next day.

Time gives everyone equal opportunity. Paul says, “Making the most of every opportunity.” Each second that ticks away comes with opportunity.

 

Time is temporal. Psalm 90:12 (NIV) “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Wisdom is the art of spending time wisely. How do we spend our time wisely? Tune into God through prayer. Identify the priorities of your day. Motivate yourself to do it now. Energize yourself with God’s power, not your own.