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“The Time of Our Lives”

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Time is an interesting thing.  We try to “save time,” “manage time,” even “change time” by moving our clocks back and forward.  We buy “ time saving” devices to help us have more time, only to discover that we never have enough time.    The truth is, time is marching on and we cannot change this fact.

Doesn’t it seem like time is moving at a faster and faster pace?  Where did summer go?  It seems like if we sneeze, we’ll miss Christmas!

The time of our lives is passing.  All we can do is to “spend time” wisely.  Psalm 91:12 says, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  This does not mean that we live with dreadful panic, fearing the end of time.  It simply means that we can live with a sense of purpose and use each moment of our lives wisely.

As we enter a very special and busy season, I want to encourage you to spend your time wisely.
We’ll be having a special night of worship and prayer on Sunday night, November 22nd at 6 p.m. in the New Life Worship Center.  We want to launch this season with a night of thanksgiving and praise.  I hope you’ll join us!

One thing that I try to do during the holiday season, is to schedule some “down time” … Nights spent at home with nothing planned.  These times can be awesome!

Another helpful tip is to start celebrating early!  Stretching out our Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons with decorations and music will actually make the season longer.  Many people have used advent calendars to help them prepare for the Christmas season.

I encourage you to look for ways to serve during the holidays.  The Apostle Paul says in Colossians 4:5 to “make the most out of every opportunity.”  This is written in the context of our relationships with non-believers (“outsiders”.)

The holidays are a great time to have spiritual conversations with non-believers   Pray for them and invite them to church.  Ask leading questions like, “What are the things you are most thankful for?"  or, “What is the meaning of  Christmas for you?”  Look for opportunities to share what the holidays mean to you.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are special times.  Don’t let them come and go without an intentional effort to slow down and enjoy them to the full and use them as opportunities to serve others.

May the “time of your life” be filled with gratitude and joy.

With Much Gratitude and Love,
Pastor Ron Salsbury

P.S. My last PET Scan was basically stable and this was really great news!  My doctors say the cancer is present but not advancing!  Praise God!  Thanks for your prayers!

Last Updated Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 01:43 AM.