Time

Cliff Ellison 

I once read that it took as little as twelve minutes a day to completely read the Bible from cover to cover. But most people will die not having read the entire Bible.  Their biggest excuse being, “I don’t have the time.”

"Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built."  Luke 6:47-48

"And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand."  Matthew 7:26

Think of how you spend your time.  Are you spending your time on the rock or on the sand?  All the time wasted on sand is just wasted.

When we truly number our days, we have a different outlook on life.  For instance, if you knew you had only 24 hours left to live, what book that was written last year would you want to read?  What movie would you desperately want to see?  What basketball game would you not want to miss that night?  What amount of that time would you want to rush back and spend at the office on your job?  What restaurant would you like to eat at?  What pair of shoes would you be dying to buy?  What car would you just have to purchase?

As true Christians, most of us would not be interested in the next basketball game.  We would not be calling for the bartender to come and be by our side.  If we had our own business, we would not be calling for all our clients and customers to come and be with us.  No, most of us would be calling for our family and close friends.  Some of us would even want to have a worship service remembering the goodness and promises of God.

The reality is, we do not know how much time we have left to give in service to God or to each other.  What would you say to your children, if you knew today was the last time you would get to see them?  What would you say to your parents, if tomorrow would be your last time together?  What would you do differently toward your husband or wife this week, if you knew this week would be your last one together?

Each one of us determines each day, just how much of Jesus we are going to let into our lives.  Do you have as much of God in you right now as you want to have?  I guarantee you, a large part is based on the stewardship of your time.  If you do not have time for God in your schedule, perhaps you do not have much of God in your life.  Stop and ask yourself, where are you spending your time?  On the sand, or the rock.


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