RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 21 February 2013
BE TIME CONSCIOUS
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” Psalm 90:12
Read: Psalm 90:12-15
Bible in one year: John 11-13
Action point: If you do not know that your trial of faith is for a moment, Satan will make it last for a lifetime. Resist any unauthorized extension of your trial.
When Job approached God’s Throne of Grace amidst his trial in Job 1 0:20-21, he was open and down-to earth. There was nothing to hide. He asked God, ‘How many days have I on earth that I will continue to go through these evil times without ending? Let me have a break so that I can recover from my trial’. One thing to note here is that because our days are few, whatever problems we go through, are timed and must come to an end at some point in time. Are you going through a persisting negative experience? Or are you hit on all sides like Job, and you are thinking of giving up? Don’t! That problem has come to pass. No problem can extend its life span hence, Ecclesiastes 3:1 says everything has its season. Every problem that God allowed you to go through as a trial of faith, whose duration the enemy wants prolonged shall lose its hold over you. I command it to expire now in Jesus name.
Besides, when God allows you to go through a trial of faith, He also allows some temporary suspension or reliefs to enable you endure it. Are you going through a trial of your faith, God shall give you the grace to overcome. That trial will take you to a higher level. However, because of the brevity of life on earth, there is a need to be prudent with time. Moses prayed in Psalm 90:12 that,
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”
To get the best out of life, you must operate daily with a sense of time. This is wisdom. Life is all about what you can achieve for your Creator within the time you have been given. You do not have eternity to perform any particular task; hence you should attend to issues with a sense of urgency. Each time you do a particular assignment at the appropriate time, Heaven applauds you. If you continue this way, at the end of your time on earth, you would have achieved all God wants you to achieve within the time you were given. The truth is: God may not extend your time on earth like King Hezekiah so make sure you fully utilise every fraction of time at your disposal. Don’t waste that second or minute! Every second or minute you waste today will become wasted years tomorrow. Profitably engage your seconds and minutes from today!