Today, 86,400 of a limited precious commodity has been deposited into our stewardship account.
Actually, we are given that gift every single day.
86,400 seconds is ours every time the sun rises, orbits, then sleeps.
And as the clock’s hands go round and round, we will have either invested today to grow exponentially for eternity, or let them tick by into the abyss of meaningless.
We will have spoken words to encourage and build, or spewed words that hurt and deflated.
The Apostle Mark understood such an investment. He penned the word “immediately” no less than ten times in his Gospel’s first chapter alone.
Seize the day.
How will you seize this day? How will you invest or waste today’s 86,400 seconds?
This morning I seized a moment to utter this prayer in my quiet time, “God, give me the wisdom to spend Your deposit wisely today.”
And as I get ready for the day, looking beyond the mirror, I’ll look into the eyes of my heart with a whispered reminder, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made by your Maker.”
What awaits me today? What awaits you?
86,400 moments to be grateful, scared, happy, sad, joyful, or wasteful — but once gone, those moments are forever out of our grasp.
To write words that will change a life.
To sing a song that will touch a heart.
To tell someone you love them.
To tell them about a Savior who loves them more than you ever could.
God has given us the gift of time that ultimately all belongs to Him.
How will you spend your 86,400 stewardship deposit today?