How Are You Spending Your Time?

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“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter 2:2-3
How have you been spending your time during the “safer at home” period? Early during the shutdown, my wife and I thought it might be the perfect time to clean out closets and other storage spaces. I don’t mean some light rearranging, but rather a complete emptying of the space and going through everything to decide what to keep and what to let go. In the end, we ended up with bags and boxes of things to take to Goodwill. Unfortunately, Goodwill was closed so everything is still sitting in those same bags and boxes in our living room.
What have you been doing this past month? Based on news reports, many people have been using their time to binge watch their favorite programs or view other shows that the networks are showing to fill the time previously allocated to live sports.
But what about you? How have you been spending the time? Are you pleased and satisfied that your use of time has been God-pleasing and honoring of Him? Time, like everything we have, is a gift from God to us. How we use it is our gift to Him. How are we using it?
Throughout scripture, God calls us to feed on His Word and by it grow in His grace and truth. In His Word, God makes clear the reality of our natural state in sin, but also affirms His love for us as shown through His Son Jesus. That good news pours out as we journey through the scriptures and in it we find forgiveness, hope, and a strengthening of our faith.
As we continue through this the current pandemic, may you give yourself to feeding on God’s word and coming to Him in prayer. He is there to meet you and bless you for Jesus’ sake.
Prayer: Dear Father, while there is so much uncertainty in the world today, I am certain of Your love and promises. Your Word brings the truth of forgiveness of sins and a new life now and forever. Draw me ever closer to You until the day when we meet face to face. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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