Summary: Gods help,is readily available for us all the time, however He expects us to use our time wisely! You know

The clock is Ticking

Illus. Paul Humphrey

A guy had a dream he had went to heaven and saw many clocks. As is customary with these stories St. Peter is attending the gate. When asked what the clocks were for Peter replied that every person on earth has a clock here, and each time a person sins, the hand on their clock moves just a bit. The man said, “Where is my clock?” Peter replied, “Its in the office, Moses has been using it for a fan.”

Psalm 118:24 NKJ

This is the day the Lord has made;

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Most people consider Sunday to be the day that we should rejoice and be glad and remember our relationship with the Lord. While the truth is we should wake up every morning, with the attitude of worship. Realizing every day is a gift from God and should be used to accomplish the plans that He has for that day, for each and everyone of us!

Can anyone believe The summers almost over? It seems like yesterday we were waiting for the grass to turn green and warmer temperatures. And then the humidity showed up and has made for what seemed at the time, a long hot summer. And now next weekend is Labor Day, with fall fast approaching!

Even in what seems like perilous weather conditions, time doesn't slow down a bit does it? Who can believe next year, we will be saying twenty seventeen? I'm sure our grandparents said the same thing in nineteen seventeen?

There is an old game show, called beat the clock. Where contestants were given different tasks to accomplish in a certain amount of time, to try to beat the clock and win the game. It was popular then and even recently repopularized again.

Beating the clock is a challenge that most people will rise to an compete with great intensity to accomplish whatever it is in the time allowed!

It happens on the football field with a last-second field goal. It happens on the basketball court, with a last-second shot at the buzzer to win the game. Any good coach will tell you the importance of keeping your eye on the time!

Time is a lot of things, to a lot of different people. There are two different ways to look at time, time can either be your friend or your enemy.

In our lives each and every day, almost everyone tries to beat the clock. We have to show up to work on time, we have to allow time for the traffic on the freeway, we have to allow extra time to stop at Starbucks and get a cuppa coffee.

Has anyone who is ever tried to catch a flight, ever had their name read over the loudspeaker informing them that their flight was leaving in 10 minutes with or without them?

Time is valuable. For an example; the Doctor informs you of your terminal illness. The first quest you want to know is…”How much time do I have?”

Time flies by, if you don't believe me just ask any mother who has ever taken their child to kindergarten. Or to a junior high dance, or watched them walk down the isle.

You can run out of money but still have time.

You can run out of a lot of things and still have time.

But if you run out of time you have nothing, time is the only thing humans haven't discovered how to make more of.

Time is the only thing that you don't mind wasting, as long as it is someone else's time!

While doctors have discovered amazing drugs and therapies that can extend a persons life, they have never discovered how to create more time!

Besides managing our money we need to manage our time. You can make more money but you can’t make more time. You can make more friends, but you cannot make more time.

Job 14:5 NKJ

Since his days are determined,

The number of his months is with You;

You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.

God has given each one of us an allotted amount of time.

What we do with our time is important, we use time, or time uses us.

God did us a tremendous favor when he broke our days and 24 hour segments. Each and every day should be looked at with great anticipation. But only the gift of today can be opened, enjoyed and realized to its potential at any given time!

Matthew 6:34 MSG

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

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