Dividing our time

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

Each day brings the same fourteen hundred and forty minutes no matter how you slice it. Life is to be lived one day at a time. So, if we are going to divide our time it must be on that basis.

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Notice, good days are made they just don’t happen. But also notice: not everyday is our best day. We can’t always control the circumstances around us.

So to divide our time or to balance our day is to make sure certain things are added to our lives in a 24 hour period no matter what the circumstances.

Each day should be lived to the fullest and on purpose. That would include doing first things first. Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

God deserves first place. If we take care of our spirit’s needs first he will in turn help us with our mind and body.

The scriptures tell us of certain things we should strive to do everyday. Let’s take a look at a few.

Psalm 61:8, “So will I sing praise unto thy name for every, that I may daily perform my vows.”

Each day we need to thank and praise the Lord for who he is and what he is doing in our lives. Then we need to do those things necessary to stay on target with our goals.

Proverbs 8:34, “Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.”

Hearing and watching would involve our communication with God. Whether communicating by Bible study, prayer or just staying in touch with God.

Luke 9:23, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

Following the Lord and choosing to serve him is a daily proposition that requires self denial. He must increase and we must decrease.

Hebrews 3:13, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

If we can make it a point to lighten the load or encourage someone everyday, it will go a long way in balancing your life.

Common sense dictates time allotted for eating, sleeping, playing and working. Additional time is needed for mind expansion and staying fit physically.

Guard your time. It is the most precious thing you have to give. When it is gone it can never be brought back.

We need not only balance our time but to interweave our activities so that we accomplish more than just one thing. Learn something in order to help someone else, fellowshipping as we eat or perhaps teaching as we play. Asking ourselves, “What will I do today that will last for eternity?”

I Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

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By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer