Ask God for His Agenda!

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Jan 022018
 

Sometimes there aren’t enough minutes in a day-

– or days in a year—for all our work.

Well, then, how would you like to have a 445-day year?

It happened once!

The early Romans established their calendar on a lunar model, and their year had only 355 days.

In 46 B.C-

Julius Caesar mandated a new solar calendar, making the year 365 days long.

To bring the new calendar on track, he added two extra months to that year, sticking them between November and December.

And he also squeezed three extra weeks between February and March.

The result was a one-time-only year of 445 days-

– which became known as the “Year of Confusion.”

Sometimes every year seems like a year of confusion.

But the secret to getting all your work done isn’t adding days to the year-

– it’s doing only what the heavenly Father has ordained for you.

When Jesus ascended to heaven-

– there was still much work to be done,

– yet He said: “I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” John 17:4.

Ask God for His agenda each day!

And don’t let the urgent usurp the important.

Make sure to finish the work He gives you day by day.

Place all the hours of this day quite simply at His disposal.

And ask Him to make and keep you ready to do just exactly what He appoints.

(PA)

We cannot afford to waste!

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Jan 132016
 
Wednesday, 13 January 2016

“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle….” (Job 7:6).

Where are we going so fast?

Scientific measurements indicate that we are moving even when we are standing still.
Continental landmasses sit on enormous slabs of rock that slide very slowly at the rate of 1 to 8 inches per year.
In addition, America is gradually moving westward, away from Europe, at the rate of 3 inches per year.

Consider this:
Our Milky Way galaxy is hurtling through space at 375 miles per second or 1.3 million miles per hour.
And within our own galaxy, the sun and its solar system are zooming along at 12.4 miles per second toward the star Vega in the constellation Lyra.

If you were to lie on your back in a quiet park on a cloudless day, you may feel as though all time and movement have stopped under the warm rays of the sun.
And when you’re walking down the street, you don’t notice the earth spinning beneath your feet.

But the scientist and the Christian know otherwise.
Just as we are hurtling through the heavens at unimaginable speeds according to science, so, too, are we moving from here to eternity.

Our days and opportunities to live for the Lord and share Him with others pass so quickly that we cannot afford to waste any more time.

It is important that we remember our days are numbered.
And life is but “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14.

Time is God’s gift to you-
– so worship Him, live for Him, and bring others to the saving knowledge of His grace and forgiveness in the days you have left.

Live dynamically for Christ today because tomorrow may not come.

Ask the Lord to help you live without desperation or futility-
– as you travel quickly from your earthly home to your heavenly home.

(PR)

Ask God for His agenda!

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Aug 042015
 

Sometimes there aren’t enough minutes in a day-

– or days in a year—for all our work.

Well, then, how would you like to have a 445-day year?

It happened once!

The early Romans established their calendar on a lunar model, and their year had only 355 days.

In 46 B.C-

Julius Caesar mandated a new solar calendar, making the year 365 days long.

To bring the new calendar on track, he added two extra months to that year, sticking them between November and December.

And he also squeezed three extra weeks between February and March.

The result was a one-time-only year of 445 days-

– which became known as the “Year of Confusion.”

Sometimes every year seems like a year of confusion.

But the secret to getting all your work done isn’t adding days to the year-

– it’s doing only what the heavenly Father has ordained for you.

When Jesus ascended to heaven-

– there was still much work to be done,

– yet He said: “I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” John 17:4.

Ask God for His agenda each day!

And don’t let the urgent usurp the important.

Make sure to finish the work He gives you day by day.

Place all the hours of this day quite simply at His disposal.

And ask Him to make and keep you ready to do just exactly what He appoints.

(PR)

Redeem your time!

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Jun 022015
 

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).

Chuck Colson tells about one prisoner-

– he met who had been on death row for fifteen years..

His name was John Irving.

John was allowed out of his cell for only one hour a day.

The rest of the time he was studying to become a minister, preparing to serve God.

Noticing that John had nothing in his cell but a few books, Colson offered to give him a TV.

“Thanks,” John said, “but I cannot waste my precious time with that.”

Can you imagine wasting time on death row?

Colson goes on to say:

“The real evils of the entertainment industry are not the violence and profanity—offensive though they are.

No, it’s the banality:

the sheer waste of time.

When we turn the TV on, we turn our minds off; studies have shown that the analytical areas of the brain nearly shut down during extended TV viewing.”

Learn to use your time wisely-

– including quality time with your loved ones

– and making time to take proper care of yourself with adequate rest and relaxation

– and taking time to fellowship with God.

(PR)