Scripture in the Morning #59
For a time here we will draw from some classic Puritan Prayers – often from the “valley of Vision.” As a starter…
“May I never be too busy to attend to my soul, never be so engrossed with the times that
I neglect the things of eternity; thus may I not merely live, but may I live towards growing in Thee.”
It is so easy to get wrapped up in things that – at the time – we think are so important but are, in fact, not that important in any eternal sense. Here the prayer is that the Lord equip each of us with the suitable time and energy to focus on the things that do matter – the eternal things of God — ministry, prayer, worship, Bible study time and Christian fellowship.
Were this framed more formally as a prayer it might be along the lines of “Lord, please grace me with the wisdom to use my time, my effort and my energy wisely – that you would move me to prioritize in my schedule the things that matter most and not get overly engrossed in the day-to-day that can get in the way. Indeed there are things in the day-to-day that we must do, Lord… but move us to have the things of God central in our lives – even as we do the mundane things that must be done.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
May the Lord give us wisdom to use our resources – both time resources and energy resources – for fruitful growth in the Lord, service to others and for the glory of the Lord.
Have a great day!