The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

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24 hours. One spin of the planet. Sunrise, sunset. Chances are good that today is an ordinary day. A Tuesday or a Friday or just another Monday.

But it’s this passage of time that we are all asked to make meaningful. As we think about it we are left with a few questions. What part of it is under your control? What part of is already spoken for with sleep, chores, or homework? And what portion of today do we really get to decided how to use it?

You could get lost in thinking about all of that or you could cut right to what matters. Who are you when you do all of those things?

Luke 6:45 says:

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.”

So whether you are doing homework or playing a sport or just riding the bus to school, what you do with that time is decided by what’s in your heart.

3 Questions

  • What’s the biggest waste of time in your life right now?
  • If you could have 30 hours in a day, what would you do with the extra time?
  • What is it about your heart that you need to work on changing?


Chew on this

If all that matters is what’s in our heart, why does God care so much about what we actually do?

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