March 6, 2020

Rerun from Daily Devotional March 10, 2017

I always dread tomorrow night. That’s because Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. This means resetting all the clocks in the house before going to sleep on Saturday night.

The clocks in the house are easy to reset but trying to figure out how to reset the clock in my truck almost makes me lose my Christianity.

I realize I could read the directions in the owner’s manual, but that’s for wimps. I could also have Shannon do it but that would call into question my masculinity. Real men spend as much time as it takes getting more and more frustrated hitting the buttons on the dashboard until something finally happens. That’s my mantra.

Saturday night is not going to be pretty.

The other thing that happens during the transition to Daylight Savings Time is that it reminds me that I do not have an unlimited amount of time in this world. My time will run out.

Am I using the time I have to its fullest potential? Am I living for today? Am I using my limited time in such a way that it brings a smile to God’s face?

The psalmist said, “So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” (Psalm 90:12)

Whatever it is that you need to do to live life to its fullest; do it.

This could mean giving forgiveness, apologizing , making a new start, putting away destructive habits, getting rid of unhealthy relationships, changing careers, risking for love, the list goes on and on.

So discern the life that God wants you to live and spend the time you have on this earth truly living. You will be glad you did.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for another day in your world and all the blessings in life; those that I recognize and the many blessings I never see or understand. Help me to use this day in a way that brings you joy. Let me live my life to its fullest. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Remember to reset your clocks on Saturday night or you will walk into Sunday’s worship service during the benediction.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins