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Daily Devotional: Live in the Moment (Day 8)

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Living In The Moment

Daily Devotional Series - Day 8

Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:9-15

Of course, it has to be this way. The day I’m going to write about time, I have none. There are work demands, home demands, people demands, demands, demands, demands, demands. If any of the things fall through the cracks, someone will be mad. Someone will be upset. Someone will get hurt.Something will not be perfect. An opportunity will be missed. There isn’t enough time! There just isn’t enough time to do it all.

But what do all of these things matter?

I used to have a lot of these days. And I still do every now and then. Work always came first. Projects. Writing. Sermon prep. Pop-in meetings. Regular meetings. Then family (which got the tired leftovers.) Then God. A pastor’s work is always “important.” Important enough to trump family time. It is always about the business of God so that counts as spending time with God right? Right?

Then someone challenged me and some others to do this…God first. God first. God first. Invariably, the more time spent with God equaled better prioritized days, which equaled getting more done, which equaled more and better quality time with the family. The reason? God is my supervisor with the plan, the resources, and the timeline.

Key Scripture

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Today’s Prayer

Almighty God, creator of everything, creator of me. Sometimes I’m a wreck. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed. Sometimes I’m lazy. Thank you for making everything beautiful in its time. Thank you for including me in “everything.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.