So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12.
Our time belongs to God. Every moment is His, and we are under the most solemn obligation to improve it to His glory. Of no talent He has given will He require a more strict account than of our time.
The value of time is beyond computation. Christ regarded every moment as precious, and it is thus that we should regard it. Life is too short to be trifled away. We have but a few days of probation in which to prepare for eternity. We have no time to waste, no time to devote to selfish pleasure, no time for the indulgence of sin. It is now that we are to form characters for the future, immortal life. It is now that we are to prepare for the searching judgment.
The human family have scarcely begun to live when they begin to die…. The man who appreciates time as his working day will fit himself for a mansion and for a life that is immortal. It is well that he was born. We are admonished to redeem the time. But time squandered can never be recovered. We cannot call back even one moment. The only way in which we can redeem our time is by making the most of that which remains, by being co-workers with God in His great plan of redemption….
Every moment is freighted with eternal consequences. We are to stand as minute men, ready for service at a moment’s notice. The opportunity that is now ours to speak to some needy soul the word of life may never offer again. God may say to that one, “This night thy soul shall be required of thee,” and through our neglect he may not be ready. (Luke 12:20.) In the great judgment day, how shall we render our account to God?
The Faith I Live By p. 158
Prayer Requests
—-I had a complete devotional finished this morning and when I went to click the “publish” button, it disappeared. I will add as many prayer requests as I can remember. Rose
—-Please pray for my neighbor her husband was taken to the hospital Sunday he is in the last stages of ALS. we are praying that he will go quietly in his sleep he is in such pain even with morphine give every hour an half. his name is Alvin. M
—Please pray for 3 little kittens that wondered off from the house on Monday. Praying hawk or dog hasn’t gotten them but doesn’t look good. If don’t find them by today, I’m afraid if they are alive, they won’t last much longer. They’re only about 8 weeks old. Shirley

Time a Precious Talent