Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #110

June 20, 2022

Time is such a precious commodity.

Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. With the rising costs of fuel, groceries, and other necessities, I sense, and I’m sure you have, too, a heightened atmosphere of worry and apprehension. When people are concerned about whether they will be able to provide housing, and feed and clothe themselves and their families, anxiety and fear can take root. Most of us will need to make some financial adjustments along with some tough decisions through this difficult time.

Financial changes can create stress in our lives because our money doesn’t stretch as far, but there is one commodity we all have equally, no matter what takes place in the economy or in our personal lives. There is one thing that no one can add to or take away from us – and that is the number of hours we have each day.

Time is such a precious commodity that we frequently don’t manage well. We waste it with insignificant activities or we try to cram too much into one day. When huge changes hit all of us in 2020 there were many adverse feelings. But as time marched on, I remember hearing relief in some voices. Because so many activities had been stripped from their busy lives, many found joy in being forced to be home. Many of us found out we could breathe better, sleep better, and laugh more. Sure, it was a stressful time, but there was also benefits to experiencing a slower pace, having more time to pay attention to what mattered most.

Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” None of us know what tomorrow will bring so God’s Word advises us to use our time in a way that leads to making wise decisions. There are many circumstances and situations in life that can distract us from what truly matters. Every moment is important. Let’s live our lives in such a way that we don’t look back with regret concerning what we did with the time we had. Let’s live our lives in such a way that we act as though time is our primary currency.

Live the way you want to be remembered.

See you next time.

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