Weekend Inspiration

Chaplain’s Chat

Matthew 6 verses 24 and 25 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?”

Imagine you had a bank account that received a fresh deposit of $86,400 every day. You are free to spend the money any way you want, but the unspent balance is not carried forward to the next day. Regardless of what you’ve spent by the end of the day, the balance is reset daily at $86,400. What would you do with such a bank account?

Now consider the idea that each dollar represents the number of seconds in one day: 24 hours per day by 60 minutes per hour by 60 seconds per minute = 86,400 seconds. Once they are ‘spent’ they disappear, and the time is reset at 12:00:01 am every day.

Some people become slaves of what they have; they live frantic lives, trying to spend time, talent, and treasure before they lose them. In so doing, they become servants of the things that are supposed to serve them. Jesus said we cannot serve both God and money (things of this world). The way to prioritize is to have a wise, Godly plan; to honor God in the use of our time, talents, and treasure.

To have a plan and not follow it, is the same as having no plan at all. All of life is a sacred trust to be used wisely.

God richly bless you and your families this week.

Chaplain Ron.

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