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June 8, 2009

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

--Ephesians 5:15-16

Are you making the most of every day? Or do you feel rushed with never enough time to get everything done?

God has given to each one of us a measure of time to live on this earth. Every day is a gift from God… and every breath you take is from Him.

And God has prepared a specific plan and purpose for your life that He wants you to accomplish during the time that you have. But in order to do so, you need to be a good steward of your time and not waste it away!

Our verse for today encourages us to walk carefully—with precision, purpose, and determination. This is important because you only have one life to live, and you don’t know how long it will be. So it’s crucial to seize the day and live every moment to the fullest.

The Scripture tells us to “redeem the time”… to use it up… not for yourself, but for the glory of God. That’s what Jesus did. He was never hurried, but lived a life of purpose and He accomplished so much. He said, “I have come to do Your will” and He prioritized His time according to what He believed God had called Him to do. 

You and I must do the same thing. It’s easy to rush through life and think you don’t have enough time for everything. But the truth is God has given you the time and ability to do all that He asks you to do. It’s up to you to give yourself to the most important things in life. 

You can‘t live in yesterday and you can’t live in tomorrow… you can only live today. So make it count and maximize every moment!


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