Tuesday, May 19, 2015

+DEV+ Are We Redeeming the Time?

Date: May 19, 2015 11:13 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Are We Redeeming the Time?

Are We Redeeming the Time?

"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity." Colossians 4:5B

Scripture Focus: Colossians 3:23-4:6

To be good stewards of the moments we're given is a constant challenge. Could any of us honestly say at the end of a day that we had made "the most of every opportunity"? Perhaps you've longed as I have at times to get back the hours that have passed and re-do them differently. Or perhaps you've begun to learn that making the best use of our time does not mean rushing pell-mell into each new project. So how do we redeem the time? 

We do so by realizing the One who has redeemed us has all of our days measured out even before they have come to be. We remind ourselves that "the LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him" (Psalm 34:21-22). Revelation 12:12 tells us Satan knows his time is short; he'll try to hinder the progress of God's people in any way he can. But our Lord is greater than any trial that may come our way. It may even be in the very heart of the trial that you find Him, covering you with His feathers and giving you refuge under His wings (see Psalm 91:4).

Insight: When we know we haven't made the most of our day, we rest in knowing our great redeemer has.

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