Use Time Wisely!!!

Monday Revelation 2 7

 

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! Making The Most Of Our Time!!!

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Psalm 90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
Psalm 90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

This is the oldest Psalm, and it was the only one written by Moses. Psalm 90 is Moses prayer to God asking for wisdom to make the most of his time on earth. A key verse might be verse 12.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Moses lived to be 120 years old. It wasn’t until he was 80 years old, that God called him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses knew the value of making the most of his time left on earth. Moses valued God more than the riches of Egypt.
The Bible says, “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37
When the twin towers were engulfed in flames on September the 11th, money was not a major issue, the stock market was not a major issue. The major issue was time. Time meant everything. Time to get out of the building. Time to rescue as many as possible. When many were trapped and death was inevitable, then time to use a cell phone to say final words to loved ones.
Moses’ prayer is “God, teach us to make the most of our time remaining. Give us a heart of wisdom to do the right thing.”
We have a certain amount of time, so let’s make the most of the time we have. How can we do that? How can we make the most of time when it seems we don’t have enough time? How can we make the most of time when it seems useless because our time is taken up by other things beyond our control?
To help us learn how to make the most of our time….I want to give you 3 things that we must remember, and then there are 2 ways to make the most of your time.
Remember God is God, and We’re Not.
He is our sanctuary. God has been that for all generations. People foolishly waste their time seeking for security, when God alone is our security. He is our protection and stability. Mountains are a favorite vacation spot for a lot of folks. They are really impressive. Mountains give an impression of strength, stability and something that will last for a long time. In the Bible we know there will be a day when all the mountains will be removed from their place.They will literally crumble. In the last days men will be running with strong fear. They will run into the caves of mountains looking for protection.

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Ezekiel 11:15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
Ezekiel 11:17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

Remember God is ETERNAL, and We’re Not.
· We will be turned to dust. Our bodies will be destroyed by decay. Our bodies are not eternal. Our earthly bodies have been decreed by God to return. Return to the ground from which it came. A thousand years is but yesterday in God’s mind. A thousand years is like a few hours in the night. We will be given a New Body in heaven.
2Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Remember God is Holy, and We’re Not
God’s anger and wrath on sin is the reason we die. We see in Romans 6:23:
Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

There is no sin hidden from God. We are sinful opposed to God’s holiness.
God. Our response should be to fear Him, that is reverence Him, Respect Him, Give Him the Respect and honor that Only He Deserves. Our days our spent foolishly if we ignore His Holiness.

Since God is God, God is Eternal, and God is Holy, we must make the most of our Time for the Rest of our lives…..
It must begin with a personal relationship with our Lord.
We need to pray for His mercy. Where do you find God’s mercy? There’s one place. Jesus is our merciful, High Priest. In Christ we come to know the God of mercy. We come to know the God of all grace. Oh satisfy us early…that we may be glad all our days Time spent in this world will only bring grief and utter disappointment. People spend frivolous time on things that will perish. Time spent with Jesus will bring true satisfaction and gladness into our souls. In Christ we find mercy, grace, and true satisfaction. In our wicked, sinful world the peace, joy satisfaction we find is short lived and not true.
God can make us glad. He has made me glad, yes, he has made me glad….. Even though we will have days of sorrow…there will be sad days, there will be troublesome days, there will be discouraging days, but our God will give gladness to those who know His mercy. Where do you find mercy? At the foot of the Cross! In Jesus we find mercy! You say, it’s too late for me….I’ve spent up all my days…..I’ve nothing to give to God… Remember the thief on the cross….. “Remember me, Lord, when you come in your kingdom…” Jesus said, “today, shalt thou be with me in paradise.” A man was dying…and Jesus gave Him mercy. Jesus gave Him eternal life beyond the grave. A bad man dying for the wicked deeds. Yet, he found mercy, he found forgiveness. God gave him gladness down in his soul.
To make the most of our Time for the rest of our lives…..
(1) We must have a personal relationship with our Lord.
(2) We must live for something big…something that will count for eternity.
Thy work There is nothing bigger, or greater than God’s work!
Live for God’s Work! And also look at v.16 thy glory. Live for God’s glory!
Many people are living only for their own glory. What a waste! There is nothing bigger, nothing greater than God’s glory!
· Nothing bigger than God’s work
· Nothing bigger than God’s glory
· Nothing bigger than God’s approval. (see v.17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us) beauty of the Lord = God’s approval, delight, favor You might get a favorable approval from people, but that comes and goes. The main thing…is your life approved of God. Live for HIS APPROVAL.
Live for something big! There’s nothing bigger than God’s Work.
If Psalm 90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
We will line up with God’s work….get on with what God is doing….then His work…will also be our work.
Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Life is so meaningless…when we live only for our work, or for our glory, seeking the approval of others.
To make the most of your time……….Live for God! For God’s glory…for God’s approval….let His work become your work!!!!
Luke 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Luke 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Luke 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luke 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

None of us know when our time will be up here. Lets not waste it doing useless things. Lets do things that will count for eternity. Lets do things that will please our Dear, and Precious Savior.
What About You? Are You Making The Most Of Your Time For The Lord?

 

LOYALTY TO CHRIST
From over hill and plain
There comes the signal strain,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Its music rolls along,
The hills take up the song,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
O hear, ye brave, the sound
That moves the earth around,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Arise to dare and do,
Ring out the watchword true,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
Come, join our loyal throng,
We’ll rout the giant wrong,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Where Satan’s banners float
We’ll send the bugle note,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
The strength of youth we lay
At Jesus’ feet today,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
His Gospel we’ll proclaim,
Throughout the world’s domain,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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