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Jesus Christ existed before time. He is the Lord over time. Yet out of love for us, He stepped into the limits of time to model for us a life pleasing to God and die for us so that we might be empowered to live such a life.
 
Time is only meaningful to us because we are not self-sufficient and eternal as Jesus is.
 
Time is only meaningful to us because we are not self-sufficient and eternal as Jesus is. We are finite beings, who at the end of the day are dependent upon God whether we acknowledge it or not. Every breath we take, the intricate functions taking place in our bodies, and a myriad of other miraculous events, big and small, happening daily, are evidence of this truth.
 
Ephesians 5:1-19 tells us to make the most of every opportunity we have been given, to use our time wisely. To live as children of the light, walking in the path of love as Christ did, praising God and uplifting others with song. To have nothing to do with the darkness.
 
God knows why each of us are here on this earth.
 
God knows why each of us are here on this earth. He has made us for His purposes. As we depend on Him, using time wisely and walking in light of the truth, that Jesus came, died on the cross and rose again with all power, we can and will fulfill our purpose, pleasing Him as Christ did.
 
Lord, thank You for the gift of time. I realize that my life is in Your hands and that You have given me the time I have for a reason, to bring glory to You. How often I have taken this time for granted and failed to honor You. Please forgive me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
 
 

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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