Encouragement for Life

Put “Prayer” on Your Schedule

When you or I don’t schedule something, it usually doesn’t get done. And the same is true with prayer. You can think about praying. You can talk about praying. You can worry about praying. You can wish to be praying. You can even pray to be praying! But until you schedule the act of prayer, it probably won’t happen regularly.

So pick an amount of time and a set time. I began my personal journey into prayer with five minutes a day! My overriding principle was Something is better than nothing! My five minutes became the bait that drew me into experiencing sweet, precious times of prayer-many of those times extending on and on. Forget the clock! Once I was started, I couldn’t stop! Sure, there were those days when five minutes was all there was. But I began small and, in time, witnessed mighty effects! And the same will be true for you when you schedule a prayer time each day. Big things begin small.

Making Your Time Count

Time is redeemed when you make the most of your life by fulfilling God’s purposes. As you line up your life and seize every opportunity for useful service, your life takes on an efficient quality. That may be difficult to imagine since you’re already so busy, but as you focus on doing the business of God, time expands. I don’t know who wrote this little poem, but it’s so true:

I have only just a minute.

Only sixty seconds in it…

Just a tiny little minute.

But eternity is in it.

As your heart becomes more dedicated to God, you’ll reclaim, recover, retrieve, rescue, and regain the minutes, hours, and days of your life for His glory.

Jesus,,what a precious gift time is! Please keep me aware of my stewardship of this great award. Help me make good use of every hour, realizing that once spent, it can never be returned to me. Amen.

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Elizabeth & Jim George

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