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Family T.I.M.E.

Psalms 90:10

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

It is soon cut of – It – the body, is soon cut off. And we fly away – The immortal spirit wings its way into the eternal world.

Psalms 90:12  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

People live by the clock, because time is important to all of us.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Do not squander time, for it is the stuff life is made of.”

Many frustrated people seem to always fight the clock. They stay up late, then they sleep as late as they can and then rush frantically to school or work, gulping down an unhealthy breakfast in the car, applying their make-up (or using a razor) at the stoplight, talking on their cell phone at the same time.

They think they are so busy they have to rush, rush, rush everywhere.

T.I.M.E.

TREASURE!

God says we should treasure time as a valuable commodity.

The most valuable asset to share with your family is your time.

You can make more money but you can’t make more time.

INVEST!

You can’t buy more time and you can’t really find more time. We speak of making time, but that’s impossible, too.

You can’t save time – you only invest it.

Show me some of the time you’ve saved–where is it? You can’t save it you can only spend it and invest it.

A study of 1,500 households at the University of Michigan found mothers working outside the home spend an average of 11 minutes a day on weekdays, and thirty minutes a day on weekends with the children (not including mealtime). Fathers spend an average of 8 minutes a day on weekdays and 14 minutes a day on

Weekends in different activities with their children.

MANAGE!

Every moment is a gift from God that must be managed wisely.

Instead of managing your time, THE BIBLE speaks of redeeming the time, which is an even better idea.

Paul writes:

Ephesians 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

The phrase “walk circumspectly,” means to be constantly looking around to make the most of every opportunity

If you don’t manage your time – someone else will manage it for you.

If you don’t control your schedule, someone will always be happy to do it for you.

Some people complain they just don’t have enough time to spend with their family.

ENJOY!

The time you spend with your family should be enjoyable. It should be the best time of your life.

Here is a couple of ways to enjoy your family time.

Say NO to family time-robbers.

Nobody on their deathbed ever said, “I wish I had spent more time at work.”

Your family time is short–so make some happy memories!

“What is your life?

James 4:14  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

God has placed eternity in our hearts. In other words, we have the ability to know there is an eternity–that this life is not all there is.

Come visit us at Crossroads Baptist Church Roxboro, NC

Pastor James Evans