I JUST CAN’T WAIT…
One time, Bill Welte spoke to a group of business people at an event. His topic – stewardship of our time. One of the points he made was that all of us have the same amount of time given to us each day, and it is up to us to use it wisely, in God’s service and for His glory. Following closely on that point he said, “Do you personally spend time with the Lord each day?” And then he said – this is NON-NEGOTIABLE. Now I know he wasn’t directly his remarks to me alone, but he might as well have been.
The Holy Spirit used his words to speak truth to me and convict me of my sloppiness when it comes to my devotions. At that moment, I prayed silently that each day God would help me make better decisions on the use of my time so that my devotions don’t “fall off the table” because I run out of time. Notice that I DID NOT SAY I prayed for more time. I already have all the time I need – I just need to refocus what I do with that time. So my prayer today is that as I get back to where I must be in my daily walk with my Lord that it will become less an issue of “finding the time” and more an issue of not being able to wait until the time when I can draw close to God in prayer, reading His Word and worshipping Him for Who He is and what He does in my life.
“Walk in wisdom…redeeming the time.” (Col. 4:5)
Written by Lynn Randall: Lynn is the Director of Human Resources at America’s KESWICK. She is active in her church and is a gifted planner and organizer. She has a real heart for people as evidenced by her care, concern and practical encouragement.