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Dave Wager

President, Silver Birch Ranch & Nicolet Bible Institute

Dave's goal in life is to continually know Christ and make Him known. Check out Relate365.com

 

Most of us have used the excuse, ‘I don’t have enough time,’ but is this statement actually true? It’s not that we are lying to others; the fact is we develop bad time management habits which end up affecting everything else in our lives. Once we accept the lie, the enemy has us right where he wants us and can render us ineffective or unproductive as Christians.

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We all have 168 hours a week and the fact is we do have time. If we work 40 hours a week at our jobs and sleep 7 hours a night (49), that still leaves quite a lot of time outside of work. The sad thing is many of us still make excuses about getting to know Christ and spending time in God’s presence every morning. Neglecting the eternal is irresponsible if in fact the Bible is true.

Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute is back with some good teaching on our time, truth, and choices.

Someone once said, “Unplanned time always goes to your weakness.”

Generations are defined and formed by historical events, not necessarily by a number of years. Things around us are always changing, but there is one thing that remains the same: truth. Jesus is the Truth and He never changes. The other thing that does not change no matter who we are, what we do for a living or where we live, is our purpose in Christ. Everything else fades away.

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss n view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11

A good name is better than a good ointment,
And the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting,
Because that is the end of every man,
And the living takes it to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,
For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning,
While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure. Ecclesiastes 7:1-4

 But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24