Have you ever at the end of the day said, “Whew, where did this day go?” Furthermore, you think; what did I get accomplished? Well, thinking on this for a moment, let us look at it in a positive way. Sometimes this thought, indicates displeasure in how we measure our labor, daily tasks, and appointments.
Let me encourage us to plan our days, and prioritize what’s most important. Here are some things to think about: We all have responsibilities that are important, but sometimes a period of rest is appropriate too. Balance, with all the activities, and responsibilities is a must.
Think on James 4:14, which reads, “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.”
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.
Yes, life is short! Each day truly is a gift of God to us, so let us do as the Apostle Paul instructs, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16). Paul says: “redeeming,” which means to rescue from loss.
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
As believers, we should live our lives wisely, investing our time in what matters most. Therefore, our daily communion fellowship with God has to be our first priority, just as water or food is to our natural man.
As we redeem the time of each day, let the statement we propose help us to stay focused so we may be about Kingdom work! This means we are sensitive to the Spirit; and that all we do, we do for His glory, and to bless others. Surely, our lives are for a purpose; we are not running a rat race with negative venting.
Redeem your day, each day; seek Him first; and seek His guidance with your plans. He will assist us!
©️2017 February 19, 2017: Redeeming the Time: Author Bishop Harry L. Wood: All rights reserved: Published in his weekly church newsletter, From the Pastor: https://www.vinewords.net/redeeming-the-time/guest-bloggers
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BISHOP HARRY L. WOOD
Bishop Harry L. Wood, Th. M., D.D., is the author of The Great Revelation to Mankind: A Call for a Witness. This book explores the book of John as if John is in a courtroom defending his case for Christ Jesus’ Messiahship.
Bishop Wood is the General Administrator Overseer of United Community Bible Churches, Inc., and Logos Bible Institute. He served as the Founding and Senior Pastor of The Gathering Place Church, Germanton, NC. for over nine years, and has been a pastor for over twenty years. He currently serves as the Care Pastor of Faith City Peace Haven Church of God, Winston-Salem, NC..
Wood is credentialed through United Community Bible Churches, Inc.; the Church of God, Cleveland, TN; and Word of Life International Church, Inc./Global Alliance Ministers and Churches.
Bishop Wood is available for preaching engagements.