Posted on September 23, 2019 by Nancy Schmitt
“Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time.”
John Wesley, our founder of Methodism, spoke and wrote often about the wisdom of using the gift of time well. It seems that he had the ability to do the work at hand and avoid the danger of being overwhelmed by the work that remained. Wesley was known for his energy, his creativity, and his compulsion to get things done, while still being able to live fully in the moment. To make the most of the present moment and to trust God for the rest was a quality that marked Wesley’s entire ministry.
One thing about time is certain…each of us has the same number of hours in each day.
One of Wesley’s constant endeavors was to use every hour and every moment wisely. For Wesley that meant being about the work of knowing God and living in faithfulness so that others would see God through him.
In this week, may we make the most of the time each day offers us by finding that wise balance of work and rest and being in relationship; and living in such a way that others will see and know God through us.