Sunday, December 27, 2015

If You Had 86,400

fdollars deposited in your bank account every day but anything left in the account at the end of the day would disappear you would make sure that every penny of the money was withdrawn before day's end.

You have 86,400 seconds of time every day.  How will you spend that time?

The scripture lesson is Ecclesiastes, Chapter Three, in which the preacher tells us of the "times" that avail in life.

Every life is chained to time.

Every second matters because we are not guaranteed another.

What are your roles in life?
      We are accustomed to changing our hats from moment to moment.

There is difference between being busy and being hurried.
Being busy is a normal state of affairs for most of us.  Daily chores and responsibilities keep us busy.  Being hurried leads to frustration, aggravation, sometimes seething anger.

How do we make sure our life is not meaningless?  
Make every second count!

 So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.  --Psalm 90:12 (NRSV)

When we die to our selfish desires Jesus makes us a new creation.  He redirects our paths when we mess up.  He gives us peace in the storm.

More than 3,992,000 of this year's seconds are gone.  Where did they go?
    How many people did you share your faith with?
    How many times did you read your Bible?
    What are you going to do with the seconds you have left?

How are you going to choose to make your life count? 

 Pastor Amanda Blair
Sunday morning

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