(Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 KJV) “¶ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
When the sun goes down today, will you be able to look back and say, “I made the most of the day that the Lord gave me!”?
I have notice that before I turn around another day goes by. It seems that just as soon as the sun comes up that it is heading down again. Therefore if I am going to make the most of my day, I have learned that I must plan and make the effort. Here are seven things that I hope will help you make the most of the days you have.
1. Begin the day with the Lord – even before you get out of bed ask the Lord to lead you in the day ahead.
2. Pray for someone that is hurting, sick, in difficulties, or does not know Christ – spend time bringing them before the Lord.
3. Prepare for the day by setting down particular task that you want to accomplish – make a schedule for your day.
4. Be ready to meet those you come in contact with a smile. Kindness, smiles, and caring goes a long way in helping someone else have a better day.
5. Tell those that you love that you love them. It is always a blessing to hear – if you are married then tell your spouse that you love her or him. Let your children know that you love them. How sad for a child to go through life not hearing “I love you” from their parents.
6. Be willing to get out of your daily routine. As one man said, “A rut is nothing more than a grave with both ends kicked out.” Be flexible.
7. Take care of yourself (eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep) – this is the hardest one for me to do because I feel like I am wasting time when I sleep but I realize that God gives us rest for the day ahead.
Please note that to make the most of your day has to deal more with your relationship with the Lord and with others. Joy comes from putting Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last.
I hope that when you lay down tonight that you can say, “I made the most of the day that the Lord gave me. I encouraged others. I helped others. I followed the Lord’s leading today.”
What could you add to this list to make the most of your day? Let me know.