Time Determines the Heart

Updated 1/24/2014: When thinking about books, there is really only one “real” book I still look at.  Eight years ago, my wife gave me a Bible, and while I still use apps, I often pull out my Bible because of all the notes I have written down on it.  This focus of this post is about what is important.  Often, we tell a lot about someone and ourselves if we look at the book shelf and internet history.  I did this two years ago, and decided I needed to make some adjustments in my life.  If I was to design a cover page for my life, it would have to be have to be the picture below, and the one I posted last week.  Enjoy.

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The other day I was thinking about all the ways I spend my time.  The picture above shows off a few of the interests I have, and the things which are important to me.  God’s Word of course holds significance in my life.  It is my guide, my instructor, my place of encouragement and conviction, and my source of inspiration.  It is the reason why I blog.  It keeps me grounded and helps me learn more about the great God I serve.  My family is important to me as well.  Other than work, there is nothing else in life that takes more of my time, and that brings me joy.  My wife has been an amazing encouragement to me the seven years, and my kids bring me more joy each day as I see them learn and grow.  Other than my family and God’s Word, the only thing I blog about more is coffee.  I know two of the posts on this blog are dedicated to the greatest brewed beverage on earth.  The other four pictures above are mediums I use to express my love for God.  The four social network mediums above I use to show off all the passions in my life, while reading and seeing others passions as well.

As I think about where I spend my time, I have to ask myself, is what I do bring more or less glory to God?  Do I give God the time He deserves or do I merely give Him a scrapes during the day?  As Christians we are called to make the best of our time, and to us our time for the glory the God.

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV

We need to use wisdom in determining how we spend our time.  Time is actually against us.  When it is gone, it is gone.  We will be tempted to do things that waste time, and as Christians we need to be on guard.  We have to examine God’s will for our life every day.  It means different things for different people.  It could mean sending an encouraging email or letter.  It could mean working harder at work, instead of wishing the time away.  It could mean examining your time at home, and seeing that some activities need to go.  One thing is for certain, we need to seek out what God’s will is for us on a daily basis.

So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 ESV

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This post is part of the daily challenge.

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