Time is the need of the day… Let us have a look at what is happening among people of different stages/levels of life with regard to time and their spiritual life.
Mother(to a 4 year old baby): “child, come here, let me teach you the memory verse for this week”.
Child: “No mom…let me finish this video game first, we are back from shopping now only right..?”
Sundayschool teacher (to the student): “Why don’t you by-heart the bible verse which was taught in the last class?’’
Student: “Sorry, I have my semester exams in this week”.
Parent (to their adolescent child): “Come, let us go for the cottage meeting.’’
Child: “Papa, don’t you know that my semester/university exams are coming up? You both may go ,I will sit and study for the exams.”[who knows what (s)he is going to do at home when the parents are away..!!
Believer (to the church pastor): “pastor, are you free that we may go for a camp visit today?”
Pastor : (whispers to the brother’s ear) today I need to go to airport to see-off my daughter because she is going for her higher education..why can’t we do it on another day??”
Brother replies: It is okay pastor, we shall do on some other day..I thought I am free now because next month I’l be getting married…
Husband : “Darling, we shall make our today’s prayer a short one, because I have an emergency business meeting tomorrow, I need to prepare for it.”
Wife: “Yes dear, even I am tired due to all my house-hold chores and the busy schedules at my work.”
To a bed-ridden man/woman : “How is your spiritual life ?”
The elderly person replies: “dear son, I really wish to sit and pray or to share the gospel to someone…but, I am unable to do so because now my body is not allowing me to do it or nowadays nobody is visiting me also so that I could share the gospel..what to do my son, my body is not reaching where my mind wants to..”
The list goes like this..Do you belong to any of these above mentioned situations? Beware, the time is near to hear the trumpet of the arrival of Jesus Christ. Be zealous to work for the Kingdom. Redeem the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16).Be active to do your duty for the Lord. If you don’t have time, God will surely make use of another vessel for Him. In fact, we all have 24×7 time available. Then why to say no time for maintaining a better spiritual life?