Mid Week Meditation pt. 20Submitted on: July 6, 2017
Based on Bible text: Psalm 90:12
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another Conference Year! This, of course, is the time we reflect on and analyze the work we have done for the Lord. We look back on the past year and we resolve to do an even better job in the new Conference Year.
I think for many, if not all, when we take a look into our datebook, beginning at the first Sunday of the Conference Year, we will be amazed at how much we have done that we have completely forgotten about. We usually find notes about folk we reached out to who never responded. We had scheduled hours of meetings for ministries that started out well but really never quite got much further than the planning stage. If we would be honest with ourselves, based solely on what is in our datebook, we would probably rate our effectiveness a 4 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest.
But then let us consider all we have done that may not be listed in our datebook. How about the late night prayers for folk struggling and the hours upon hours consoling the distraught. There were countless trips to the hospital. We have provided for the homeless and less fortunate. We have contributed to special offerings for special needs. We have extended love to the bereaved and counseling to crushed Christians. I recognize that none of these things make it into the datebook as usually these are not among the events we plan ahead for.
The things not listed represent Jesus’ admonition, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” and, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” This, Jesus said, is the “important stuff.”
Our schedules over the next Conference Year will, no doubt, be cluttered with meetings, calls, and projects. We will be challenged to spend an enormous amount of time planning and preparing. However, we must be extremely careful to leave time in each day for the “important stuff.”
Among the important activities we need to consider, as we move into our new season, is to continue to let our “light shine.” The Bible says we are to “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” (Ephesians 5:14). We must be concerned about the far too many walking dead in the body of Christ. Yes, planning is essential! To be efficient and effective we are challenged to make the best use of our time and resources. However, think of all we could accomplish if every Christian would be eager to learn and grow. What if we could somehow cause every one whose name is on the Christian role to suddenly see the light and get busy for Jesus! No doubt, soon thereafter, every ministry would be blossoming to its fullest potential.
Mid Week Meditation pt. 20
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