What do we do with 24 hours?

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We have 24 hours.

The number of hours itself doesn’t matter all that much except that 24 is a finite number — which means we have a limited amount of time to do a limited amount of activities.

If we are smart, this means we only have enough time to focus on the most important things — who we spend our time with, what we choose to think about, where we focus our attention and energy.

I’ve found in this season that the enemy utilizes deception more than anything else. It is not the enemy that afflicts us so much as it is the borrowed authority we give him when we buy into one of his lies.

These lies may cause us to focus all of our attention on something that really isn’t that important, to make a big deal out of a small issue, to believe strongly in a problem that isn’t really there.

If Jesus only said what the He heard the Father say and did what He saw the Father do, shouldn’t that tell us something about how we are supposed to invest our time?

Matthew 6:25-33

25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

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