Saturday, June 18, 2011
Daily Devotion, June 18, 2011 - Time's A-Wasting!
Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
When did you last state, "That was a waste of time!"? Was it after sitting through two hours of a disappointing movie? Attending a dull meeting or lifeless party? Standing in a long line at the grocery store only to have the cashier close the lane when you were next? The latter scenario begs for more colorful language than "that was a waste of time", but I'll leave that to your imagination. The point here is, we are well aware that there are only so many hours in the day; we have places to go, people to see, and duties to fulfill. We resent anything that interferes serendipitously with our busy schedules and, consequently, wastes our time. God has taught us the value of our days, for they are numbered and finite. We don't wish to waste one moment of them!
So, what do we do when wasted time is thrust upon us, when we're stuck in a traffic jam on the interstate, enduring an interminable stay at the DMV, or waiting for the doctor who was scheduled to see us an hour ago? Why not use it to go to God in prayer? In so doing, you can reclaim the time deemed wasted in a mighty and powerful way. Remember: A day sewn with prayer is unlikely to unravel and time spent with the Lord is never, ever wasted.
Psalms 87, 90 or 136
1 Samuel 4:1b-11