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The Game of the Minutes

Isaiah 26:3, “You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust you.”

We wake up each day to the sun and go to sleep with the moon. Even when the clouds cover the skies you can be sure the sun and moon are always going to be there. Can you think of anything else in your life that, each day, is always there?

A businessman said one day, “There are times I walk into my office in the morning and roll my eyes at the duties and tasks that seem to be always there to keep me busy the next eight to ten hours. At times it feels like a never-ending task ahead of me that never gets done.”

The businessman goes on to say the only way he can face the jobs ahead of him is to stay aware of God's presence through each task, each hour that will give him the strength to get the job done. When he fills his mind with God's presence the workload becomes lighter, the strain and tension disappears, and he is filled with peace. Yet, he must remember to invite God's presence in throughout the day, especially when those minutes feel like eternity.

Jacob Bolhm, a 16th century saint, also spoke about his time he used for continual presence of God and the need of it, “If thou dost once every hour throw thyself into the mercy of God, then thou shall receive powers to rule over death and sin.”

There's an airplane pilot who radio messages the control tower every hour and receives an answer. This way he stays in touch with the controller, receives his orders, and reports his position. He knows that if they don't hear from him at his reported times, he and his passengers are in danger.

What a wonderful idea we can gain from these men. We may not be as disciplined as them, but we can try to stay in contact with God more often through the day. In the midst of the workload, the chaos of children, the overwhelming to do lists it's nice we can call our control tower and God will give us the assurance and strength to get through it. Even if it's an hour or two through the day uttering a simple prayer or repeating scripture- “That will keep thee in perfect peace.”

Following is a hymn that speaks beautifully the need of Jesus in our daily routines and life. the link that follows is the music you can listen to.

1, I need Thee every hour Chorus: I need Thee, O I need Thee

Most gracious Lord Every hour I need Thee

No tender voice like Thine O bless me now, my Savior

Can peace afford I come to Thee

2. I need Thee every hour 3. I need Thee every hour

Stay Thou nearby In joy or pain

Temptations lose their power Come quickly and abide

When Thou art nigh Or life is vain

Every day is a new opportunity to learn something about our Creator and Savior. If you aren’t reading the Bible everyday, you’re missing opportunities to learn about the most important person in the universe. It’s a beautiful privilege to have God’s inspired words before us, we shouldn’t waste it. Let's continue our study through 2 Corinthians as we read chapter 12.

Study 12, 2 Corinthians chapter 12-

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