I had the privilege of preaching on being satisfied in Jesus Christ, that is, if you are satisfied in him you will “never thirst.” One of the opening verses was John 6:35, Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. So “coming” to him fulfills our hunger and “believing” in him quenches our thirst. For the next 6 weeks I will be using the acronym T.H.I.R.S.T. Today is Part 1 of 6 so we will be looking at the first ‘T’ in our acronym which stands for, “time.”
Where does your 24 hours go? We all have the same amount of time per day. How you use it is critical to your spiritual growth, or lack of it. How have you managed your time? Are you concerned about your spiritual growth? Are you on a “schedule” of some sort, or do you just watch the sun rise and fall? Do you live life on purpose? The answers you give will be an indication of what is most important in your daily routine. The amount of time we all have on this earth is precious. James puts it this way, “for you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (James 4:14). And Paul says, “making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). And finally Mark states this about Jesus, “and rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed” (Mark 1:35). So how are you managing your time? Are you coming to Jesus Christ to fill your hunger? Are you believing in him so that you may never thirst? Where does your time go? Are you managing it well?
Author: Erick Hurt
From a slave to sin–to freedom in Christ (Galatians 5:1). From an abusive husband verbally and physically–to loving my wife as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Now an Elder at Family Bible Church, I speak, teach, and preach with the same passion I once had for sin. I work as a volunteer for Setting Captives Free ministry as a mentor and mentor coordinator helping people become freed from the grip of sin. Visit www.settingcaptivesfree.com.