Monday, December 13, 2010

Marvelous Monday

Ah, Monday...again!  The days just seem to fly by!  I guess the saying that time goes faster the older you get is true because my 6 year old thinks that Christmas is taking FOREVER to get here.  It seems like we were just at the beach a few days ago...and that was 6 months ago.

That brings me to our Marvelous Monday topic...time.  He established time.  He gives us time every day that we are alive here on this earth.  But for what?  To spend it chasing after temporal things?  To build up our wealth and success?  To spend time with our family and friends?  For most of us that is what we are spending our time doing. Seeing what we can gain for ourselves.

But is that how He wants us to spend the gift of time He's given to us?  I don't think so!  We were created for a relationship with Him.  We were created to glorify Him.  A relationship takes time and work.  We have to be in the Word and talk with our Father daily to have a relationship with Him.  To glorify Him we have to know Him.  We can't do that if we're running around like chickens trying to gain earthly pleasures for ourselves.

On this Monday that He has given to us may we be ever mindful of what our purpose is here:  To glorify Him and to have a relationship with Him.  Let's make an effort to spend our time wisely getting to know our Savior and what He would have us to be doing for Him.

 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."  Matthew 6:19-20  

Don't forget I'll be a Daily Guest over at Incourage on Wed. December 15!!


AveryHome said...

Amen! All I want is to glorify Him and be in relationship with Him, but... it's so easy to get caught up in ME! We get right in the way of what He's got for us. Thanks for the wonderful reminder that our time is best spent on Him!

Jenifer said...

Great post! I want to spend my time wisely and use it to glorify Him. Thank you for this reminder.

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

What a wonderful Monday post! The more time I spend Honoring Him, the more meaningful my time here becomes! Thank you so much for the timely reminder!