1,440 Chances

posnegThis is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice in it and be glad. These words from the Psalms were written thousands of years ago, but they are still relevant today.
“This is the day” means “today” is the day God has given to each of us. What will you do this this gift from Heaven? You have 24 hours to carefully unwrap this precious gift. What will you do with the 1,440 minutes of opportunity that is yours to use.

Why not take a few of those minutes to review your life, and how you have used it since Sunday morning. What do you remember from the sermon about David’s Walk with God? Have you applied the principles of David’s life to your life?

How many of your minutes have been used to “rejoice and be glad,” or have you wasted the precious seconds rehashing old news and repeating gossip?

I think Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture) gives us some valuable insight into the best way to spend the moments of life: If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”

So what should we do with today and every future day of our lives? Wouldn’t it be wise to try to find the good in every person, situation, and moment of life?

It has been said that hurting people hurt people. This leads me to ask: What do helping and healing people do?

We are the face of Jesus to the world and to El Dorado. When people hear us talk and they observe our walk, what do they see? Is it a person who is using their gift of 1,440 minutes to rejoice and be glad?

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