YAWN! This Sunday at 2:00am marked the beginning of Daylight Saving Time! Were you ready to “spring forward” and lose an hour of sleep? As the parent of a 2 year old (and also simply a human being), I can safely answer “NO” to at least one of those questions.
It seems that when the time changes, my timING changes, too. Apparently, it’s not just me! Even with clocks that reset automatically on phones and other devices, 27 percent of Americans admit the time change has made them early or late. Whoops!
So we lose an hour as we gear up for spring. If you had that extra hour back what would you do with it? Reprioritize a few things? Rearrange your schedule? Reorganize some things? Sleep??
Interesting isn’t it, that we are looking for things to “do over.” What if we went the other direction? Instead of wishing we could do some things over, what if we planned to just do some things differently?
Life, if yours is anything like mine, can become overwhelming at times. But what if an hour could change all that? What if an hour could change the way we think and the way we approach things? What if an hour could make us feel better, change our state of mind and outlook, put us on a better foundation, give us purpose and direction? Would you invest in that hour?
I encourage you to follow Jesus’ example: he told his disciples when the crowds got thick and things got busy that it was necessary for them to get away for some quiet time with him. The God we serve is the master of time and space! Sometimes my to-do list doesn’t end, and yet, when I give up control and stop worrying about how to do it all, I see the Lord “extend” my day in a way and compress so much into it, that I am able to get more done than I thought possible! It all starts with giving our focus, giving our all – including our TIME, over to him.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
“Then Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
“Don’t worry (be anxious) about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
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Does an hour make a difference? With God, the answer is a resounding YES!