"Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, (16) makingthe most of time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15 & 16
"Making th emost of time" feels like something we are, pretty much, doing already - right? Some of us are pretty good, at least most of the time, at multi-tasking. There is also everything on our schedules, which seem to be filling up as fall comes closer, before we add Bible studies and books to read. I don't know about you but it kind of reminds me of a song, very popular in the 80's but still heard today - "One Day at a Time."
Being careful, thinking and understanding - listening - is what the readings are about today. Solomon is asking God to guide but also to give him, Solomon, "understanding" so Solomon can "govern." (1 Kings 3:9) Paul is reminding the Ephesians, and us, to be "careful" and "wise" (v. 15) Jesus is reminding all of us He is the bread of life. (John 6:51) In my readings this week it was pointed out about bread in the prayer Jesus taught us... "give us this day our daily bread." The "living bread" (v. 51) daily.... An interesting thought - to be listening to, thinking about, being careful daily. As in everyday being with God. This week's book, I am encouraging reading, is "Win The Day" by Mark Batterson. It gives very clear help (suggestions?) on how to make changes and move forward.
At the same time, trying to make the "most of time," like Paul says, we can (and maybe should) think "One DAY at a time" like the song and the Lord's prayer. And, sometimes (especially as Caregivers), "one day" is to big - we need to think about what we are doing right now, this step, this hour. Then we will continue for the "one day." And.... Making changes....... we can for "one day" - right? Something to think about.
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