Use Your Time Wisely

By   •   January 30   •   Topics:

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Nothing takes God by surprise. Everything is moving according to a plan, and God wants you in that plan. The devil also has a plan for the world. God has a plan and the devil has a plan, and you will have to decide which plan you are going to fit into. Scripture says that God allows us 70 years and some beyond. The first 15 are spent in childhood and early adolescence. Twenty years are spent in bed, and in the last five, physical limitations start to curtail our activities. That gives us about 30 years in which to live as adults. We take time out for eating, and for figuring our taxes, and we are down to perhaps 15 years. Now suppose we spend seven of those years watching television. That cuts us down to seven or eight years. Our time is short! The time we can invest for God, in creative things, in reaching our fellowmen for Christ, is short!

Read Billy Graham’s classic message, “The Time Is Short.”

Prayer for the day

Each hour of every day that is left of this earthly life, I would spend serving You, Lord Jesus. Forgive the time spent so often in needless endeavor.

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  1. Melinda White says:

    I truly needed this today. I am so ashamed that it has taken me until now to find the Lord on this level.

    1. Lisa says:

      But Praise God Melinda – you found Him!! :))

  2. Jim says:

    Its is so easy to forget. Thank you so much for the reminder.

  3. hootie says:

    Thank you Dr. Graham for your gentle but profound reminder….may we do some good as God’s stewards this day!

  4. Sylva Esu says:

    Thank you for this message. I will love to receive more messages like this.

  5. Darrell barker says:

    Thank you for all your love through Christ. Maranatha!!!!!!!!

  6. Joe says:

    Amen. I pray for the grace to serve You dear Lord with our all.

  7. Gerry says:

    As Billy so aptly points out. Time is extremely brief. What we do with that time matters. Decisions we make, actions we take, have eternal consequences. By far the most important one is accepting Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

  8. Tena Jones says:

    I was blessed by a telecast that I view this evening by Franklin Graham in India. I would like to be trained be a better witness/counselor for Jesus. God bless your ministry.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    use your given time in His presence! open your mouth in His Glory!

  10. Michael thyreum says:

    Thanks for the short message. I am badly needing your prayer as I go through the worst phase of my life.