1999-02-08 - Improve Your Time
Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on the things above and not on the things of the earth.”
I notice that lives end in lots of different way. A man recently died in Manitoba, Canada and according to spokesman Jim Hull, the medical examiner’s report concluded that the man “choked to death after biting calluses off his feet...”. Life is precious and let us never forget that. Let us never forget to live our lives as if every day was a gracious gift from God.
The old saying that we should live every day as if it was our last is really not that helpful. If today was your last day on earth, would you go to work today? If so, I want your job. The fact is that we can’t live each day as if it were our last, but we can live as people who know we will one day be called upon to give an account for how we have used our time in this life. Here are some thoughts on time and our use or mis-use of it.
Whatever your situation...you have today to make the most of. You have now to improve for eternity. In three months you will not have now, you might have then, but now will be gone. Make the most of today in your service of Christ and act as a servant faithful to his/her calling.
“Oh, then be ashamed, Christians, that worldlings are more studious and industrious to make sure of pebbles, than you are to make sure of pearls.” Thomas Brooks
Soli Deo Gloria,