VOICE FROM THE PEW

Time is a Commodity

            Time is a commodity that some of us have difficulty managing and I am no better at it than most. There are some complicated definitions of the word “time” but the simplest one I found is “the ongoing and continuous sequence of events that occur in succession, from the past through the present to the future.” I don’t have time to figure that out but whether we like it or not each of us has the same number of seconds in a minute, the same number of minutes in an hour, the same number of hours in a day, or a night, for that matter and infinite ways of losing track of time, wasting time, and running out of time.

I have been wondering what God’s Word has to say about it and if perhaps a peek into scripture might give us a better handle on how to better manage time. 

Our lives are composed of time so if you think about how we spend our time is how we spend our lives. God advises us to use time wisely because He knows that we are easily distracted from what really matters.  What matters is that God wants a simple, honest and refreshing relationship with us. He wants close fellowship.  He wants us to walk with Him, to remember Him, and to spend time with Him.  He would be pleased with expressions of praise and thankfulness as well.

 “I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night.” (Psalm 63:6)

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15)

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night.” (Joshua 1:8)

Finding balance in families, jobs, and relationships that require our time is a challenge but at the end of the day, the time we have spent with God, while clearly pleasing to Him is infinitely more beneficial to us.  When we spend time with God, He literally saturates our lives with blessings. We receive abundant salvation, deliverance, healing, wisdom, holiness, and power.

I can’t think of a better use of my time.  How about you?

                        The View from Peggy’s Pew