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Making the Most of Your Time

I used to hate springing forward and love falling back, but at this point in my life, I wish they would just leave time alone. I think it all started when we had kids. Kids do not understand the concept of an extra hour of sleep when you fall back, and if anyone needs an extra hour of sleep, it is new parents.

All that got me to thinking about Ephesians 5:15-16 which says, “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” I do not think we really gain or lose an hour. They seem to balance each other out. But do we lose time when we act unwisely in the use of it? I think the text is saying the world we live in has a lot of sinful things going on, and we need to be wise in how we live in it by using our time to glorify God.

What might that look like in my life? We want to worship. That should be our priority, but I understand we cannot worship all the time. The Bible teaches us to work. How do I make the most of my time at work? Live the Bible out in front of others. Not in a “I am better than you” way, but there are certain things you will and will not do and the reason behind that is because God teaches that in His word (1 Peter 3:15). Use some of your free time to make a visit, call, or send a card. Put your phone down and pick up your Bible. During family time turn the movie off and go visit the hospital or nursing home or have a devotional. When you are riding in your car, listen to and sing songs of praise instead of having your blood pressure rise listening to talk radio. Again, I think the main point is use your time in a world full of sin to be salt and light for Jesus. How can you make the most of your time for Jesus?


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