6th June 2013

Why I Make The Most Of Today

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

Have you ever walked away from a situation frustrated because you realize you just missed an opportunity and/or wasted time?  Here are three things contained in the above two verses of Scripture that encourage us in our daily walk with a bit of wisdom from above to live life to the full. 

1.  Walk circumspectly, or Be Careful.
The issue is the mind. Be careful what goes into it.  For what we put into our minds can dull the brain into missing great opportunities or ways to make the most out of them. Or, it can enliven our thoughts, sharpening our focus. 

2. Be Wise.
There can be a huge difference between being smart and being wise. Even though we know what we should do or not, because we have the knowledge, and we choose not to follow through, that is foolishness. If we act on what we know—doing what we should do or avoiding wrong, that is wisdom. This wisdom can be found by spending time in the Word of God and through our relationships with godly people.  As it says in Proverbs 13:20 (ESV), “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Basically, we become like the people we hang around with, for better or for worse. 

3. Redeem the Time.
We need to be alert, not blind, and certainly not out of touch with reality. Sin has always been rampant. There is also less respect for life than ever before, and even less respect for absolute truth. In these difficult times we’re living, we hold to the unchanging truth of God, and minister by clearly communicating God’s love in these constantly changing times. In our communities we have our neighbours, friends, families, and co-workers who need to hear about and experience their compassionate Father. We don’t want them to be wasting their time and effort in vain pursuits. 

Jesus is returning soon, which motivates us to keep going, using our time helping the needy, with our unique gifting.  Today our prayerful and heartfelt good works continue to give praise and glory to the Father and alleviate suffering. Great is His faithfulness towards us in doing good thorough us, and so making the most of our time doing a new thing daily in drawing people to Himself. 

The clock is running. Make the most of today.
Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.
Alice Morse Earle 

Prayer
Thank you, Father, for giving us abundant life and minds that know you. Help us to make the most of each day to live and share the Good News. In Jesus’ name.
Amen
 

Study by Trevor Edwards

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 trevoredwardsAbout the Author:
Trevor Edwards attends the Birmingham Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK.  He acts as a radio presenter/DJ on Urban Gospel Flavas between 1-3pm on Mondays where he airs Christian music.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
BIRMINGHAM
B23 7QB

Meeting Time:
Saturday 1:00pm

Local Congregational Contact:
David Gibbs
Phone: 01213420609 (answer phone)
Mobile: 07974440580
Email: david_gibbs@wcg.org.uk

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