Here and Now

Ephesians 5:15-16 – Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.  

Times of crisis can often cloud people’s judgement, causing them to make poor decisions. Have there been times amid the COVID pandemic that you’ve felt as though you didn’t know what the right decision to make was? Have you had moments where you felt as though you weren’t making good use of your days while being stuck at home?

Take a look at Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus, and use it to spur you on during this difficult period. He says to be careful how you walk. Be aware that you are acting wisely, by making the best use of your time. And as if that wasn’t important enough, he makes his charge even more urgent with the reminder that there is evil within the world, constantly seeking to wreak havoc.

Being forced to spend more time at home may feel like the exact opposite of this notion, but before you dismiss Paul’s words, take another look. He doesn’t say “go out and do as much as you can every day.” He simply says to make the best use of your time, wherever you may be. How can you make the best use of your time right here, right now? What are things you can do to combat the evil in the day today?

Pray With Us

God, You are all-knowing. You know my thoughts, my feelings, and everything I do each day. Today, I choose to give it all up to You. Give me wisdom to know how I can best spend my time. Protect me from the need to do too many things. Instead, help me to follow Your leading, that I may bring Your light to our hurting world. I know You will give me all that I need to sustain me each day, and I am so grateful to You for it. I humbly ask all these things in Your name.


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