Lifetime Ministries
Daily Devotional

From your Pastor;

      “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in all the earth!”
                                                                Psalm 46:10

        Ah! Finally! Christmas day has arrived and look; 
 we are still in a hurry! The value of our time as gone out of sight. In the marketplace when there is a shortage, this causes the value of the item to increase, so it is with our time. The time we possess which seemed so abundant has now gone to the highest bidder. 
   A 1965 testimony before the Senate sub-committee stated, “the future looks bright for free-time in America.” The report predicted that by 1985 Americans would be working 20 hour work weeks, and retiring by the age of 38.  The reason? The computer age would be ushering in an array of advances that would do the work for us, while stabilizing our economy. 
    Now years later the VCR’s are recording, the fax machines are faxing and the computers are computing.
And yet our free time has shrunk by 37% since 1973.
     What happened, what did the committee miss? They missed the appetite of Americans for materialism. The time gained did not make us relax, instead it made us run for more…  Gadgets meant more time… more time meant opportunity for more money… more money meant more gadgets, and more gadgets meant more time… and the cycle just continues. As lives grew louder, demands grew greater, as demands grew greater, lives grew emptier. Yes, that’s right empty. 
    You know, -  we read the word “selah” in the book of The Psalms. This word means to pause, to consider, to reflect. Yet I imagine when you read the Psalms, you don’t pause, consider, or reflect. Sounds just like us to be on the go, doesn’t it? 
   You know to truly appreciate the life God has given us we all must slow down a little. Why not try it today?
Slow down, rest, relax, spend some time with your Savior. Why not give Him the greatest gift you have this year, - your time!         Merry Christmas                                                                                                            Bro. Clay