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In Touch - Aug. 1, 2007

  • 2007 Aug 01

In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley

August 1, 2007 – Using Time Wisely – 1 Corinthians 3:11-13          

            Most people agree time is a precious commodity. It’s essential for developing skills, deepening relationships, and gaining experience. And no amount of money, possessions, or prestige can equal its value.

            Think about this. You can’t earn time or give it away. You can’t shorten it for painful occasions or extend it for happy ones. And only God can add to or subtract from your days on earth. He’s in absolute control of time.

            What are you doing with this priceless commodity? In Colossians 4:5, the apostle Paul urges us to recognize and act upon every opportunity God presents.

            The Lord wants us to make the most of our time. He wants us to treat it like the valuable gift it is. Too often, believers spend their hours on activities which, in an eternal sense, are fruitless. But Jesus set the example for efficient time management. At the beginning and end of His incredibly hectic days, He retreated from the crowds and spent time in prayer with the Father. Christ knew prayer was the greatest timesaver in the world.

            God knows our schedule before it happens. Through prayer, He’ll give wisdom and guidance for each day. Relying on our own efforts results in wasted time. In First Corinthians 3:12, Paul equates these efforts to wood, hay, and straw. Those combustible objects burn up and amount to nothing.

            Focus on God and ask Him to point out any wasted effort in your life. He will help you make your time count.



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