It’s About Time!

“It is no use for you to get up early and stay up late, working for a living. The Lord gives sleep to those He loves.” (Psalm 127:2, NCV)

Our lifestyles today demand more and more indulgences to keep us content. Often this necessitates two incomes and many extra hours on the part of either or both spouses. It is not unusual for a person building a business or starting a new job to work 80-100 hours per week. Unfortunately, many people think this is both necessary and normal. So, not only do they drive themselves to extremes, they also expect the same from everyone else.

It can’t be said any more clearly than Psalm 127:2“It is no use for you to get up early and stay up late, working for a living.”

Our prayer needs to be, Lord, teach me your demands, and I will keep them until the end. Help me understand, so I can keep your teachings, obeying them with all my heart. Lead me in the path of your commands, because that makes me happy. Make me want to keep your rules instead of wishing for riches. (Psalm 119:33-36 NCV)

It really becomes a matter of priorities. Sometimes it is necessary to put in a little extra work to make sure our jobs get done properly, but if our relationships are suffering, if our marriages are falling apart, or if we have lost our way with Christ, it’s time to re-evaluate our priorities.

Jesus says it best, “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” (Luke 9:25, NIV)

He also spoke to the crowds when He delivered the Sermon on the Mount. He told them, “… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16, NIV)

God doesn’t need us to “burn out” for Him. He needs us to reflect His light in this broken world. He needs us every waking hour, not for just an hour or two on the weekend! It’s time to re-evaluate our priorities! It’s about time to put our “time” back in Christ!

Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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4 Comments on “It’s About Time!”

  1. Great Post!!!! There’s a song that has the lyrics “I don’t want to gain the whole world and loose my soul”. This came to my mind while I was reading your Post…… I think it was Kirk Franklin. Take Care and God Bless!!! 🙂


  2. Daniel Undem Says:

    My wife and I often talk about this very topic. Trying to find a balance between work and home life can be difficult at times, but it is something worth striving for. Thank you for bold reminder of this. God bless.


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