"Today has one thing in which I know I am equal with all others - time
Today I refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen.
I am going to spend my time making things happen.
Today I am determined to study to improve myself, for tomorrow I may be wanted, and I must not be found lacking.
Today I will not image what I would do if things were different.
I will make success with what material I have."
These words are an excerpt from a short thought by Jessica and Norman Boatwright. They remind me of these verses from scripture:
Ephesians 5:15-16 - Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
The Barnabas Foundation's has this quote on their website, "Time is a remarkable gift from God. The pages of our personal planners and the squares on our calendars represent the moments God has entrusted to our care. But how should we use them?"
My prayer for you today is that you would redeem the time God has given to you. Today's fast was very difficult. I was hungry from the time I got off the bus this morning. I wanted to break the fast and satisfy my hunger, but I kept remembering that Jesus is my satisfaction. My prayers seemed more earnestly today because I felt weak. We are only in week 2 of an unknown time period. If you have felt tempted to break you fast, resist the temptation and lean harder into God. If you have broken your fast, start again. Don't let more time slip before you humble yourself, confess your weakness, and take up the mantle again.
Remember the purposes:
God's leadership and wisdom in the building plans and execution
Keep praying, keep seeking God, keep everything in your life in open hands before God. Allow Him to add to, or take away from, your life. He is faithful and true and He loves you!