Thursday, 23 November 2017
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From the Editor

Well, it is official! We have started the countdown to summer and the end of the year. Winter solstice is past and the days are gradually getting "longer" and the nights "shorter". Strange to think that while sunlight hours may increase time does not... or perhaps that isn't so strange at all? Whichever way we look at it, this phenomenon does give us time to reflect on how we manage time, even if it is in the middle of the year! Usually we leave this kind of introspection, evaluation and meditation for "New Year's Resolutions", but it may just be a good time to revisit those time-management resolutions we all made. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules concerning this, so each one of us must simply make time work to our advantage!

Of the 24 hours we have in a day, most of us spend 8 of those recharging the body's batteries and refreshing the mind for a new creative attack once we wake up. Working city-dwellers will spend a further 2-3 hours on the road, getting to work and back; so, let's round it off at 2. Of the 14 hours left to us, work will take up around 8... more for those workaholics among us! So we have 6 hours on average to ourselves, divided between God, family, friends and our own pursuits. Paul encourages us to "buy out the time", meaning that we should take careful note of how we use that time. Workaholics will have less time with family, and more time given away to "the job". It has been said that no man on his deathbed will say, "I wish I had spent more time at work!" If we simply tithe our time to God, He will get 2 hours 40 minutes to impact and impart spiritual truth and revelation; given we are a spirit it somehow seems lop-sided? In whichever way you work out that time schedule of yours, let God assist you to get the very best management in place. After all, He has a good plan for your life (time) and its intention is to make you prosper in areas of health, relationships, emotionally, spiritually and also materially.

The Kingdom of God is focused on spiritual matters, and if we will seek that Kingdom first, all the rest of life (time) will fall into place! Be encouraged! Time was invented by God!