“LOAN HIM A THOUSAND DOLLARS?” Sunday Sermonette

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

 

Read:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-17

 

Has anyone ever asked you for a loan of hundreds or even thousands of dollars?   We have all been there.   Short of cash can certainly be caused by unknown situations, but are those times results of not being good stewards of what GOD has given us?

 

Being good stewards is more than being wise with the money GOD has allowed us to have.   We are also to be good stewards with everything HE has given us.   Possessions, our jobs, our time; all need to be managed as GOD would have us.   But most important of all, we must be good stewards of the time GOD wants us to worship HIM.  Best of all, we don’t have to borrow from GOD.   Everything we get from HIM, we get as a gift.  There is no loan.  There is no payback.   All we get from GOD is still all HIS.  We are allowed to use it during our time on earth.

 

Short of money or short of time can be an issue with all of us.   If we don’t have money, it has an immediate answer…we simply don’t have it.   While, if we don’t have time, we really do.  Time is the one thing we all have.  It is a matter of how we manage our time.   The most successful people are those who plan their time.   They are also the ones who take advantage and use that extra two minutes rather than sit idle and wait for something to happen.

 

While planning your time, plan time for rest…a minute or two to catch your breath or a day or two to rejuvenate.   But, to be the best manager of your time, plan to spend time with GOD above all else.   Give GOD the time HE deserves and HE will give you time for all those other things.  GOD first.

 

Today’s prayer:  “LORD GOD, Thank YOU for always having time for me.   I need to remember that time with YOU is more important and needs to come before anything else.   Amen.”