In this day and time people are busier than ever with the daily routines of
life. With the many advancements of technology, we are promised more time
for ourselves, but I believe because of these advancements the opposite
has become true. Our plate is so full that many times we find ourselves
overwhelmed and frustrated because we have so much to do and so little
time to get it done. What I believe must happen in order to take back our
time is prioritize what is most important. When we take a moment to
realize that the things that are stealing our time the most really have no
importance, we can begin to see what we should be spending our time doing.
Spending time with our family, being alone with God in prayer and simply
putting away the things that have no relevance towards our future will
make us feel better about ourselves and will show us that time is abundant
and not fleeting as we had previously thought. Be encouraged to reevaluate
what is stealing your time and be determined to make changes where you
deem necessary. You may find it difficult at first, but if you stay with
it, you will wonder why you didn't take back your time earlier. (James 4:14)
I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to see that time
is abundant if only we learn how to prioritize it.
NO ROOM IN THE BANK
Is your life full and busy? If you're like me, maybe it is too busy.
Sometimes I fill my life so full doing things I think I should do, I don't
have time for the things I want to do, even if some of those things are
important. It seems that I have a thousand deadlines to meet, and too
often I can't find enough time to write, I skip my exercise routine, or I
neglect uninterrupted time spent solitude on meditation.
But it helps to remember a story about a young girl and her piggy bank. The
little girl's father had just given her a silver dollar to put into her
bank. She excitedly ran off to her room to “deposit” the coin. However,
within a few minutes she returned and handed the silver coin back to her
“Daddy,” she said sadly, “Here's your dollar back. I can't get it into my
“Why not?” her concerned father asked.
“It's too full,” she said, obviously disappointed.
Her father accompanied her back to her room and sure enough her piggy bank
was too full to accept even one more coin. It was stuffed with pennies.
Is your life ever like that bank? So full of errands, obligations and
activities of no lasting value that there simply is no room left for what
is truly important - the silver dollars?
Author Grenville Kleiser once said, “To live at this time is an inestimable
privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of
your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve
Have you made room for a few large coins in your bank; for something you
believe to be worthwhile? If not, you may have to take out a few pennies,
but I suspect you will never know they are gone.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Jeremiah 29:11-14 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD...”
1 Chronicles 16:8-13 “Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make
known His deeds among the people. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him,
talk ye of all His wondrous works. Glory ye in His Holy Name: let the
heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD and His strength,
seek His face continually. Remember His marvellous works that He hath
done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth; O ye seed of Israel His
servant, ye children of Jacob, His chosen ones.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for
in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these
things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard,
and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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Today's Selected Testimony: JESUS IS THE FAITHFUL PROVIDER
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry