Daily Devotional
You’ve Got 24 for You to Use

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

Ponder This

Has it ever occurred to you that for you to cease living, God wouldn’t have to take your life? All He’d have to do is just stop giving you life! Every day is a gift from God. Time is something God gave you today and will give you tomorrow. It’s not something you own. God is the creator, the possessor of time.

So I am a steward of the time God has given me, and one day I will have to answer to God for what I did with this day and every day. Twenty-four hours in the day, 1,440 minutes, 88,000 seconds. And every one of them is a precious gift from God.

I don’t know who first wrote these words, but they’re meaningful to me. I’ve heard them since I was a teenager:

I have only just a minute,
Only sixty-seconds in it.
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
forced upon me, can’t refuse it.
But up to me just how I use it.
I must suffer if I lose it.
Give account if I abuse it.
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.

Practice This

Don’t go around saying, “Well, he has more time than I have.” That’s wrong. We all have the same amount of time. Everybody has 24 hours a day. The difference is how people use the time God has given them. I want you to see this time as a provided opportunity God wants you to awaken to. My dear friend, how are you planning to use those 24 hours today?


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