Gift of Time
Ask a student the value of a year
Ask a mother of a premature baby the value of a month
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper the value of a week
Ask romantic lovers waiting to unite the value of an hour
Ask a person that narrowly escapes an accident the value of a second
Ask any silver medal winner at the Olympic Games the value of a millisecond
Some people say they don’t have time to go to church or prayer meeting or to spend daily time with God in Bible Study.
People have a choice in life how they spend their time. We don’t want to waste time because it is so precious.
The choices & values in our life have a large bearing on how we spend our time.
How we spend our time is very important to Jesus. The Bible is a Guide Book that teaches man how to live life.
Fig Tree Parable
He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’”
God wants us to be productive.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.
Every first day of January that we live is a new gift of time. Then each 24 hours after are all gifts to you.
So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
Are you worried about time that was not spend wisely ? We can go forward & focus on the ‘Present’ as yesterday is History and tomorrow is a Mystery.
26 December 2004
Tsunami took lives of thousands of people & the gift of time was no more for them.
How many of these people had used their time wisely?
How many were ready to meet God?
Facing the coming Judgment is the most important event of our lives.
We all have bits & pieces of free time throughout the day where we can develop our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Write out a Bible text each morning & when there is a free moment in the day, pull the text out. Over time you will learn many verses of Scripture that will help you get through this life.
Growth takes time so don’t expect it to happen overnight. Begin a daily prayer life. God will bring about growth for you.
Contact me if you want to know more about becoming a ‘Christian’.
This message was given on Adventist Media in September 2015 by Barry Kimbrough, who is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian Church Pastor.