Time Sensitive

I have to give a disclaimer. I fail sometimes, in what I am suggesting today. However, when I do what I want to share with you, it works! God is well aware of what we need for time. He also gives the same measure of 24 hours a day to all. How we use that 24 hours is another matter. Some things that normally subtract from available time include poor health, laziness, lack of responsible scheduling, excusing wasting time, failure to get adequate sleep, guilt, and discouragement. Some of these can't be helped but more can be done to reclaim time than most of us believe. Spending quiet time, alone with God, and applying the principles of His Word can remove guilt, deliver us from laziness, sometimes restore health, and cure discouragement. We need to find a schedule that works for us, get adequate sleep, eat right, and not excuse wasting time. These are exercises of discipline and the essence of discipleship is discipline. There are helps available on how to organize and plan sensibly our daily activities. I suspect, however, that failure to give time with God a priority in our lives is at the root of poor time habits. If we have the discipline to put God above all else, we will likely have the discipline to eliminate non-essentials, determine what is really important, take a reasonable amount of time for healthy rest, relaxation, and recreation, eat right and count our blessings. God's Presence, guidance, and comfort will be ours during emergencies and in a crisis. Selah! Carefully meditate on these Words from God: "See, then, that ye walk circumspectly, not  as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15-16)  "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." (Psalm 90:12)      Ron

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