Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It's About Time

Henry Ford was a master manager. One of his habits was to visit his executive officers in their offices.
He was once asked a most interesting question: “Mr. Ford, why don’t you have your executives come to your office rather than you going to their offices?”
“Because,” he replied, “I can leave the other fellow’s office a lot quicker than I can get them to leave mine.”
Henry Ford understood the value of time: Time is a precious gift, pure and simple, and it is to be used wisely. Once gone, it can never be reclaimed or replaced. It cannot be recycled or replenished and it certainly cannot be stored up for the future.
But there is more for the Christian. Paul says that we are to “make the most of every opportunity.” We are to seize the moment when God presents us with an opportunity to work for Christ and serve others who He brings into our lives. Each day He provides us countless opportunities to share His message and be a witness to others about His grace by showing them His love and concern.
Unfortunately, there are many who profess to be His disciples yet refuse or deliberately avoid opportunities to serve Him. How many times have we been asked to teach, to sing, to visit, to work for the good of others through our church only to refuse the opportunity? We are on His “clock.” We must use our time wisely.
Prayer: Lord, impress upon each of us the importance of every minute of every day and every opportunity to serve You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Ephesians 5:15-21 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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