3-Week Series: Double Blessing


Summary: It is so apparent as I spend time with people of all ages, that many are not spending their precious time too wisely. Some have chosen a pity part over life. Jesus came to give life and that life more abundant!

It is so apparent as I spend time with people of all ages, that many are not spending their precious time too wisely. Some have chosen a pity part over life. Jesus came to give life and that life more abundant! Today we are talking about time, redeeming the time.

Did you hear about the widow grandmother who rode her Harley on a 30,000 mile adventure to every one of the fifty State capitals? She was asked many times why she would take that kind of a risk and her reply was, "Sometimes you just gotta get off your duff and go." Pretty good advise, don’t you think?

There are some misconceptions about time:

1. I just need to buy some time...did you know that with all the money in the world you cannot even buy a moment of time? In the Bible there is a story about a woman who had spent all the money she had because she was sick and weak because she had uncontrolled bleeding. All the money she had could not stop the bleeding, could not make her well, could not give her badly needed strength to go on. But when she heard about Jesus, her faith began to build. She struggled with all of her might to get close enough to Jesus, simply to touch the hem of His garment. You see she could not buy time but she touched the Hem of God’s garment and was healed. God controls our time, we cannot buy it.

2. I think I will make a little time. Do you remember the Bible story of the fool who saw how plentiful hus crop was and decided to build bigger barns? Jesus called him a fool because his life was going to be taken from him that night. If we could make time, I am sure we would but it is a Him-possibility. That’s right, Him! God! Makes time we cannot.

3. I need to make up for LOST time. Friend there is nothing we can do about the time that has already passed. I know we all have regrets. We have not used our time as wisely as we should. I wish there was something I could do about all the time I have wasted doing unprofitable things. But there is only one thing we can do, and that’s use the time we have left wisely.

4. I don’t have time to study the Bible. You have time for the things that are most important to you. It is not as much that you don’t have time as it is you will not make it a priority.. When you don’t want to do something, any excuse will do. "If you wait for all green lights," someone once said, "You’ll never get going." How true that is. You have time left, the question is, "What are your top priorities? because that is where you will spend your time.

I think it is time! Time! Time!

"So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. Psalm 90:12

I like to think about time as something we sow. We do not actually sow time but we sow something with the time allotted to us. We can spend our time being a miser and having a philosophy of "What’s mine is mine and you can’t have it." Or we can choose to take what belongs to others and say, "What’s your’s is mine if I can get it." But the best way to live is to say, "What mine is yours if you really need it." This is the philosophy that Jesus taught about greatness. He said, "If you really want to be great you must become a servant to all." Wow, that’s a great use of time, wouldn’t you say?

It’s time:

1. To CRY about a wasteful past.

A. Turn it loose

B. Don’t try to drink your troubles away. Someone oncwe said, "You can’t drown your sorrows, they float.

C. Remember the song, Touch of the master’s hand? It was about an old violin at an auction. The auctioneer didn’t even think it was worth much so he started the bidding at one dollar and he got the bidding all the way up to three dollars. Then an ole man took the violing and the bow and played a beautiful song with it. The bidding took a different turn $1000, $2000 and then $3000. What made the difference? The old violin in the master’s hands. We have made many mistakes in our life but if we would put our lives in the Master’s (God’s) hands, our life would begin to count for so much more. Yes we need to cry about the past but crying is not enough. We need to use this time wisely. Giving our lives to God is a great way to begin. Why not put your life in the Master’s Hands today.

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