Think of the countless hours we can spend doing worthless things.
It’s not that we are intentionally doing things that cause harm or are evil we’re just whiling away the time, twiddling our thumbs, channel surfing, checking our Facebook account, watching YouTube videos, chilling out…you know, just “kicking back and relaxing.” (Think of the terms we have to express this!)
I am not trying to put you (or me) on a guilt trip if we are not 24/7 doing something that is hyper-productive and life-changing.
Observing Sabbath rest can be just as holy as going to church.
Sometimes the absolutely best thing you can do is be still and know God.
Playing with your children can be just as important as going to work to earn the money to buy their food and clothes.
There are times that sitting in your “easy chair” is more important than sitting in your office chair.
So the point is not to make you a weary, joyless, fun-killing prude; it is to make you more intentional about doing what you do for a good reason. It is a reminder that the days of your life are limited and cannot be saved up in a bottle or safety deposit box and lived later; they have to be spent moment by moment as they come and the answer to the question, “Where did the time go” is…it went away (forever).
Therefore, when you’re waving goodbye to today, have the peace of knowing that this day was worth something—to you and those you love.
- The ONE THING for today: Go through your day weighing the worth of activities in light of what truly matters to you…and God.
Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)
…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,