Is the Lord concerned with how we use our time?
We can fill our calendars with all types of activities, events, and commitments. At times we can be so busy that if we are not running from one event to the next, we may feel as if something it is wrong. Often, we can find ourselves in motion giving very little thought as to what we are doing.
Philippians 4: 8, 9 (NKJV)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Yes, the Lord is concerned with how we spend our time and where our thoughts dwell. Our minds should be set on the things of God. Things that are noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy. We also notice in the words of the Apostle, that we are to “do” these things. As we get busy and our schedules fill up, let us not forget our purpose. That is, having our minds set on the things of the Lord and living according to His desire for us.
If we will keep His ways always before us, we will schedule and use our time wisely, and “…the God of peace will be with you.”