Monday, November 19, 2007

Time Flies // Monday E-Devotion

Colossians 4:5 (nlt) --- Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.
 
Seems like yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas or bringing in the new year of 2007.  Thanksgiving is here already.  We are gearing up for some pretty cool celebration as a church and as a family.  How about you?
 
Just had another birthday.  I swear, they seem to get closer together, but what I do know is that I seem to have less and less time.  That means we have to make adjustments to get stuff done and make sure that our time and what we have is used wisely.  Does that make sense?  Time flies but opportunities pass us by as well.  Tell people you love them.  Tell people about Jesus.  Use what you have before it is all gone.
 
1 Timothy 1:4 (nlt) --- Don't let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don't help people live a life of faith in God.
 
I often remind The Community Fellowship family that we are to impact our culture for Christ, yet that impact doesn't come if we wait until tomorrow or until we have time.  It has to happen in strategy and in follow through.  Lets make sure that our ministry and efforts don't get wasted but use them to the max for Jesus!
 
Recently I have heard a song by Point of Grace that I want to leave you with....it is about making the most of our time:
 
(Part of POG's song "How You Live")

So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children, dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night

Don't run from the truth 'cause you can't get away, no
Face it and you'll be okay

(Chorus)
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances and let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Looking back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Oh, wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin
So give to the needy, and pray for the grieving
Even when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
And make peace with God, and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end, there's nobody else

 
 
PRAYER
Praise the Lord that Joan Norman and Virginia Wood's tests came back fine!  Pray for Dorothy Kasey, Russ' mom, who has been diagnosed with Leukemia.  April Haynes, one of our church leaders, continues to have some sickness.  Pray for families who will be ministered to this week through various outreaches in our area and yours.
 

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