I’ve noticed that as I age, time seems to go faster and faster. Maybe, you made some New Year’s resolutions and already it’s February and you’ve made little or no progress on your goals.
Time…how much do you have? We all have the same 24 hours per day; so why do we say we don’t have enough time? Not enough time…..to do what we want to do, to do what we promised to do, to do what we know needs to be done.
How are you allocating your time? What are your priorities? What comes first in your schedule? Do you have a “To-Do” list? Remember the old hymn: “Take time to be holy, Speak oft with thy Lord; Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word”? That should be our priority….Prayer!
We may have the same 24 hours/day, but none of us know how many days, hours or minutes we have left in our lifetime. Many “experts” have written books telling us how to manage our time. I have heard a few Christians testify to what God did with their time and income once they became serious about tithing. Time is running out for each of us….we need to get serious with God!
I believe God will give us the time we need if we give him control of our time. I suggest that we read and really study Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 to gain some perspective about time. The book of Ecclesiastes contains many lessons for the way to live. Solomon saves the best for last…Ecc. 12:13-14: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments; for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil”.
William D. Longstaff wrote Take Time to Be Holy. Here is the rest of it:
Make friends with God’s children; Help those who are weak, Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.
Take time to be holy, the world rushes on; Spend much time in secret with Jesus alone. By looking to Jesus, Like Him thou shalt be; Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.
Take time to be holy, Let Him be thy Guide; And run not before Him, Whatever betide. In joy or in sorrow, Still follow thy Lord And looking to Jesus, Still trust in His Word.