What Would You Do With $524,160.00?

What would you do with $524,160?

You probably already know the answer to that question. Most of us don’t have to think about how we would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What would you do with 524,160 minutes? That’s the number of minutes in a year. Most of us will not have $524,160, but most of us will have 524,160 minutes.
What are you going to do with those minutes?In the Bible, time is very important. It is given to us for a reason.

When Paul wrote to the church, he encouraged the church to make the most of the time “because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16).

Because our days are short (that’s what Paul meant by the days being evil), we need to make the most of every opportunity. He counseled the church to “look carefully then how you walk (live), not as unwise but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15).

As wise people, we have to understand what the will of the Lord is and live accordingly (Ephesians 5:17).

Paul went on to encourage the Ephesian church to not get drunk with wine but to be filled with the Spirit. He also encouraged them to speak kindly and lovingly toward one another and to “always and for everything [give] thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father” (Ephesians 5:20).

So what are some things you can do with a few of your minutes?

You can spend a few minutes to pray for people who are hurting and for people who are lost. One of the things I give thanks for is my prayer list.

I keep a prayer list on my phone with their name and the date that I added them to the list. When I have a few minutes I simply go through the list and call out names to the Father. Not only does this give me time to bring people before God, but it is also a blessing for me as well.

You can use a few minutes of your time to bless someone else. A smile, a pat on the back, or a simple “I hope you have a blessed day” can make a huge difference in someone’s life.

Why don’t you use a few of your minutes to go out of your way to do something special and kind for someone in your own family? Would it shock them? If so, why don’t you shock them really well by giving them those special few minutes?

Life is exceedingly difficult. A few minutes may make a difference in someone’s life.

I pray that you will use your minutes to “make the most of every opportunity.”

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. — Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)