It Belongs To God by Rowell Eda
Psalms 90:12” Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”.
Each of us has a bank. Its name is time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Each day opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposit, the loss is yours. Time is very very precious. It’s a gift from God given to men. It is our responsibility to balance it. Let me use the four letters in the word time to help learn its importance.
The first one is TREASURE.” A.W. Tozer wrote,”Time is a resource that is non-renewable and non transferable when it is lost it is unrecoverable. When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection”.
The second is INVEST. You can’t save time. You can only invert it. Time is more valuable than money, but it is like money that can be spent and inverted. God is a God of time. He wants that we should utilize our time productivity not in a manner that leads to nothingness.
The third is MANAGE. Every moment is gifts from God that must be manage wisely. The Bible uses another word. Instead of managing your time, it speaks of “redeeming” the time which is a better idea. Paul writes, “See then that you walk circumspectly not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil”. Eph. 5:15-16. The phrase “walk circumspectly” means to be constantly looking around to make the most of every opportunity. When an opportunity passes, it can’t be reclaimed. That’s what it means to redeem time.
The final letter in time is ENJOY. The time that you will spend in your family, in your friends and others should be enjoyable, it should not be wasted to nothingness. I would tell you that spending your time talking with God should be the most enjoyable and happiest opportunity that we should do. Of course, we don’t hold our time. Think that we don’t have a long time to live.” Our time belongs to God. Every opportunity is his, and we are under the most solemn obligation to improve it to His glory.” COL 342.