Today’s Verse

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop, but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 12:25

Thursday, November 10

Exercise is important for a healthy body. Spending quality time with your spouse and your kids are important. Reading my Bible and praying every day is important. Maintaining balance between work and play is important for a healthy life.   

My point: You already know the right things to do! You know that being in a Growth Group would be good for you. You know that having a ministry here at TBC is important in life. You know that having a daily quiet time will help you grow spiritually. The problem is that we have a hard time finding time for these things that are important; especially in the midst of chaos and turmoil.

Today, in our society, we just cannot seem to get it all done. But this godless world, in which we live, preaches that you can have it all. The truth is you cannot. It is a myth that says you can be number one in your career, you can be number one in your family at the same time, and you can be number one in the community and in your church and on the golf course – all at once. You can have it all.   

Most of us instinctively know that just is not true. You cannot have it all. You have to make selections and choices in life. Still, even when you know what those most important things in your life are, do you ever get to the end of the week and say, “I’ve put out a lot of energy and effort but still the important things often get left undone.”   

This bothers me enormously that sometimes I can get to the end of the week and the very most important things have been shoved to the edge. I have learned some lessons regarding time management, and I would like to share these thoughts.

Weekly Memory Verse

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Psalm 100:1-2

"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count."
- Neal A Maxwell

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