Daily Devotional
Leisure Time...A Necessity


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Jesus knew joy and Jesus knew happiness. The Bible says concerning Him, “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows” (Hebrews 1:9).

I want to tell you something. Leisure is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The word "leisure" comes from a Latin word which means "to give permission." So leisure time is something you give yourself because you need it, and God wants you to have it.

And if you have children, don’t fail to have fun with your kids while they are kids. You need to throw away your excuses (and all of us have excuses).

“I don’t have time.” Then you make time. “I am working for their inheritance.” Friend, it would be far better for you to live rich than to die rich. “Well, I will make it up with the grandkids.” They may not even be bringing the grandkids around because of the way that you lived with them. “Well, I have deadlines.” You will always have deadlines. But you won’t have a four-year-old forever.

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FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.