July 30, 2019

Tomorrow is the last day of July. That means for many of us the summer is already over. Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday was Easter and now we are headed back into a new school year.

This means one of two things. Either time is moving faster, or I am getting older. I will go with first option.

Time is our most precious commodity and yet so many of us live as if we will never run out of time. We waste time sitting in front of the television, play computer games, or other mindless endeavors that are of no value and add no meaning to life. And because we think we have all the time in the world, we waste opportunities that will never come our way again. This is not how God wants us to live.

Today you will have the choice of making the most of it or just getting through it. I pray you choose to live this day to its fullest. That’s what God wants for you.

The Prayer of Moses is found in the 90th Psalm. This is what it says: “Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” (Psalm 90:12)

Another way of saying this is from the great theologian Tim McGraw, who sings, “Live Like You Were Dying.” If you don’t know what I’m referring to, pull up his song on the internet. It’s worth hearing.

The bottom line is that today is what you’ve got. Use it wisely so you have no regrets.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God help me to see what matters and what doesn’t. Help me make each moment count. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Outside of the Bible, the greatest theology is found in Country music. It’s God’s favorite.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins