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Monday, 14 January 2013

Time

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The Time is always a current event. In fact, the time is always “now”, because we live from moment to moment in this life. How much time do you have, either today, or this week, or month, or year? If you had all the time in the world, what would you do differently than what you are doing now? And if you could do whatever you want, would it align with Almighty God Jehovah’s will for you?

The Bible talks a lot about time. As followers of Jesus Christ and His Father Jehovah, we must manage our time well so that we spend it on things that are important, things that matter to them. If we only spend time on things that we want to do, that does not please Jehovah and Jesus Christ. As part of our Christian service, we must make sure that our time is well spent on God’s goals, and in taking care of His people, including ourselves.
Look carefully at how you walk in your Christian service. You must make the best of the time that you have, because the days are evil and because time continues to shorten. In the time that you are given, Jehovah instructs you to understand His will, and the time it takes to do that is up to you. Read Ephesians 5:15-17.

God’s advice is to get a heart of wisdom, which can take months or years, depending on your attitude and level of selfishness. Consider how much time you have in this world and number your days so that you can embed wisdom deeply into your heart and mind. Read Psalm 90:12. Walk in wisdom toward other humans and make the best use of your time. Read Colossians 4:5. Use your time to seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. The Bible teaches that when we seek these two simple things first and foremost, everything else will be added to us. Read Matthew 6:33.

The time between today and Jesus Christ’s second coming shortens daily. If you watch, Jesus Christ’s coming will not shock you as it will shock others, like a thief who comes in the night to steal valuables. Take the time that you have been given to prepare yourself for that time. Read Matthew 25:1-46 and Matthew 24:36. If you can discern the signs of the times, watch and become aware. Read Matthew 16:3.

Analyze the amount of time that you have and consider giving some of it to help others. Whatever the gift is that God gave to you, use it. Maybe you can give your time to help a brother or sister, or a friend who is sick or lonely or hurting. When you give unselfishly of your time, Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ take notice and remember your works. Read Hebrews 6:10, “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.” (NASB) Your living faith must be accompanied by your works. Read James 2:14-26.

Whether you have the precious gift of time, or any another gift that God has given to you, use it properly to help yourself and others. The apostle Paul said in Romans 12:5-8, "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness."

Most of us cannot be sure about how much time we have left in this life. Use your gift of time wisely. As Jesus cautioned, our time is always ready, so don’t waste it. Read John 7:6.
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