13 SEP

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

REDEEM YOUR TIME (3)

John 9:4

Jesus didn’t have a watch to keep His eye on the time, yet by thirty-three He’d achieved everything He’d been put on the earth for. How did He use His time so well?
 
1) He understood who He was. His ‘working day’ consisted of teaching and praying and healing; and even in His spare time He was teaching and investing into His friends. Never was a man so busy and yet, He knew what He wanted to do, and everything else fell into place around that. Jesus was happy with who He was. He went to sleep content. Once you discover how God wants you to live, anything not in line with it will be easy to spot.
 
2) He knew His limits. The Son of God surely knows no limits, right? Well, Jesus would spend the first part of His day up a mountain in prayer. The Son of God recognised where His power came from. He recognised the value of silence and quiet time with God. If Jesus needed it, how much more should we be thinking through our day on the back of early morning prayer?
 
3) He cared for and invested into others. How many more miracles could Jesus have done if it wasn’t for those time-consuming disciples? Yes, He was planning for the future, but He wasn’t working out a business model. He treated people as people. Jesus said, ‘I will build my church...’ (Matthew 16:18 NKJ). He had a plan, but it would be worked out by trusting other people.
 
What now?
 
Do you know yourself well? Think about a situation when you’re with your friends. Do you tend to talk more loudly, change your sense of humour, or feel like you’re a different person afterwards? You can feel secure in who you are. Go to God and ask Him to show you your strengths and weaknesses, your true personality, and where you can be more yourself. Find out how He wants you to live, and you’ll live and work contently.

John 9:4

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