Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. –Ephesians 5:15-17
Many people report they are too busy. Others say that life is passing by too quickly. And others share they don’t have time to do the things they want to do. Being too busy and not having enough time for God is a barrier to the joy God wants to give you.
Individual or Family Activity
Think or talk about the following questions: What are some areas of your life that are not the best use of your time? What would you like to be doing more of? Do you feel you have enough time to spend with God?
Make a plan to create environments where you can connect to God and experience joy.
Individual or Family Prayer
Dear God -
Thank You for creating me.
Thank You for the gift of time.
You are good and generous.
I confess the times I have wasted time.
I confess the times I have been foolish and not wise.
Forgive me for being a poor steward to the gift of time.
Help me not be too busy for You.
Teach me to be smart with my time and let me live in the present.
Help me create environments where I can experience Your joy.