Redeeming the Time. Purposefully Defeating Three Killers of Time Ephesians 5:15-16. End of 2009; Start of 2010. End of December = Beginnings “The Creative Process” Prayerfully consider 1 or 2 Resolutions Birthday Gift for Jesus Share (be Accountable) with 1 or 2 in the Church Family
Purposefully Defeating Three Killers of Time
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.”
16 making the very most of the time, buying up each opportunity, because the days are evil.
Evil 4192= (full of labors, annoyances, hardships).
Time Target: Spiritual?
Time Target: Things of Earth?
1 John 5:21Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
So, What are You targeting? Is it…?
7.9 Hours Sleeping
2.3 Hours of Television
2.4 Hours Online*
10 Minutes relaxing and thinking
7 minutes of religious practice
* USC Center for the Digital Future’s Study- June 2009
8 “Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! “But you ask,‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’ “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me.
2.4 hours a day? seem shocking?
Can we buildtoward 10% Spiritual Time?
Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
We are more busy than bad; more distracted than non-spiritual… Pathological busyness and distraction are MAJOR blocks today within our Spiritual lives.
The Ministry of Intercession, Andrew Murray:
…‘What is heaviest (most valuable) must weigh heaviest,’— what is heaviest must have the first place in our day.
The law of God is unchangeable: just as on earth, so in our activity with heaven, we only get as we give.
If we are unwilling to pay the price for the sake of the heavenly gifts, and sacrifice time and attention for what appears as ‘legitimate’ or ‘necessary’ duties, we needn’t bother looking for a large experience of heavenly joy and power in our lives.
In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.
- Sir John Lubbock
Look around when you walk! Live purposefully, not witless… not “Pathologically busy”
- H. Jackson Brown
Only a lack of prioritization.
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained… unrestrained = chaotic life
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.