Valuable Time

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Devotion: Psalm 90:12

Someone said to me this week; “When you can’t do anything else; you can pray.”  It seemed as if he was saying; when all else fails, pray.  Sometimes, being with God is not considered time well spent.

The commodity of time has been a hot topic since the beginning of it. God created the world in six days.  Time is certainly valuable.  The whole earth was flooded within forty days and forty nights.  Jonah was in the belly of the whale for three days. Jesus was in the grave for two full days and was resurrected on the third day.  Time is the way we measure our days.  The Psalmist asks the Lord, “Teach us to number our days, that we may present to Thee, a heart of wisdom.”  We want to spend our time wisely; because our days are numbered.

Why do we as Christians have to try and “fit” prayer in? We try to control our time to make it effectively work for us.  We need to plan or we plan to fail.  Why do we plan for everything else but prayer time?  When a crisis unexpectedly happens; all of a sudden, we tend to spend our valuable time talking to the only One who can do anything about the crisis.

Every glance at the clock brings guilt about what we haven’t accomplished.  Bow before the Lord Your God and beseech Him regarding your time.  Concertedly carve out moments for prayer. Time is valuable.  That’s why we must make time to talk to the Creator of it.

Remember my friend’s comment;”  When you can’t do anything else; you can pray.”  It’s honestly a good thing; when people realize, I should have prayed first.  It is not a waste of time, to spend valuable time with its Creator.  Spend time in prayer with Him today.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord, You created me.  You know the number of my days.  Each day holds twenty four hours.  All Wise One, I want to carve out time to be with You.  I want to talk to You and listen for Your voice.  My time belongs to You Lord.  It is valuable to me and to You.  Help me Lord to spend my time wisely and to seek Your face on a daily basis.  I love You Lord Jesus.  Amen

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