Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
How we use our time here on earth as
God’s children matters to God.
Time is precious.
Time is one of the most valuable
things God has given us.
As believers in Christ, we have eternal
life which we can experience now.
We don’t have to “wait” for eternal life,
because it’s not something that starts
when we go to be with the LORD,
Rather, eternal life begins the moment
a person exercises faith in Christ.
It is our current possession.
We live in a world that is filled with all
kinds of distractions such as Social
media which obviously has its pros
and cons, Television, mobile phones,
just to mention a few.
Jesus came so that we may have life
and have it to the full, John 10:10.
How we spend our time in our daily
lives does matter and it can affect
our relationship with God in one
way or another, whether we realise
it or not.
How we use our time daily can
either draw us closer to God in
our relationship with Him or
move us further away from
God in our relationship with
That being said, that doesn’t change
our Identity in Christ, who we are in
Christ and it doesn’t change God’s
unconditional love for us.
One of the things the enemy is
always trying to steal from us
is our time and he does that by
using distractions in our lives
in order to try and keep us
from using our time wisely,
from making the most of every
opportunity in our daily lives.
However, it is ultimately our choice
to make in regards to how we spend
We are ultimately responsible how
we choose to spend our time and
how we choose to make the most
of every opportunity in our daily
It is not unusual for us as God’s
children to sometimes find ourselves struggling to make the time to spend
with God, in our prayer life, in reading
the Bible and even in our obedience
We sometimes find ourselves postponing
our time with God in prayer, in reading the
Word of God and in our obedience to God.
Ephesians 5:16 says,
Look carefully then how you walk, not
as unwise but as wise,
making the best use of the time,
because the days are evil.
Scripture encourages us to make
the very most of our time [on earth,
recognizing and taking advantage of
each opportunity and using it with
wisdom and diligence],
because the days are [filled with] evil.
We can use our time wisely with God’s
help and God’s guidance in our lives.
Only God can help us to let go of things
that consume our time but do not serve
to bring us closer to God in our daily lives.
When we put God first in our everyday
God is able to help us use our time wisely
by making the most of our time and making
the most of every opportunity in our daily
When we put God first,
All other things fall into their proper place
or drop out of our lives.