Thursday, August 28, 2008

Encouragement

A quick word before I head out the door with my kids to enjoy a local bog . . .

This stood out to me as I read in Ephesians chapter five, still with the focus of finding what pleases God. The whole chapter talks about imitating God, walking in His way, living by the Light, and "trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord" (verse 10). In the end everything will be exposed, and we need to be very careful to remember that each moment of each day. This section wraps up just after verse 15 and 16 which say, "Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil."

I have heard it said that each moment you choose to do something you are choosing not to do hundreds of other things. I need to be so cautious in my little choices each day, and walk carefully with God's wisdom. The "evil days" is a strong reminder of the temptations and influences swirling around us in this world we live in, and make me all the more diligent to use my time and influence on my children wisely.

Making the most of my time . . . I better go!

2 comments:

amada said...

I'm going to post about habits soon for the CM blog carnival and I'm going to link to your post here if you don't mind. :)
Very good. Just what I'm thinking about... great minds :)
Amy
Trujillo, Peru

5intow said...

Feel free, always appreciate the "link love." God is so amazing to faithfully teach us each day just a little more, and little us a little further in this journey of following Him.

Yeah, great minds . . . :-)
~Erin