John 9:4 (NIV)
The Bible Says... “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”
Just A Dash
“Spring Forward, Fall Back” - This is the little quote I learned to help me remember when and how to adjust my clock for the beginning and end of Daylight Savings Time. In Spring, we set our clocks forward an hour to begin Daylight Savings Time (DST), but in Fall, we roll the clocks back an hour, restoring us to “standard time”.
In our daily hustle and bustle, we tend to say things like “there just aren’t enough hours in a day!” Then, during DST, we lose one of those precious hours! I’ve always looked forward to the end of DST, even if it was just the idea of gaining an extra hour of sleep in the morning.
On the heels of a worldwide pandemic, I’ve heard some say, “ugh, Daylight Savings Time is just prolonging 2020 and I’m ready to get this year over with!” And while I absolutely get it, I decided to try and be less pessimistic about what’s to come.
My Bible study group, Encounter, is currently reading Jonathan McReynold’s book, “Make Room”, so I’ve been constantly thinking of ways I can make more room for God in all areas of my life. The end of DST got me thinking:
I know what God can do in 7 days (Genesis 1:1-2: 3), 3 days (John 19-20), and even in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52), so I’m excited to see how God is going to show up in my extra 61 hours! That’s just over 2 and a half days of extra time to spend with God!
Imagine how God can work things out for our good and for His glory by just spending this extra hour with him daily!
A Pinch More
No matter if we’re springing forward or falling back an hour, the Bible says in John 9:4 that, “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me” (NIV). Every moment we’re here is a gift from God and an opportunity to “come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). So rather than being bothered that the sun is creeping through your blinds earlier or that it’s already dark on your commute home, think of this as a season to spend some extra time in God’s presence.
You’ve got an extra 61 hours to close out 2020 (that’s more than a full work week!)
Q: What Kingdom work have you been putting off that you can circle back to now?
Q: How can you use this extra time to grow closer to God?
2 Peter 3:8-9
1 Corinthians 15:52