Week 37 – The Days are Evil

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Eph 5

Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise— making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17

Maybe it’s because we have one child who just started high school and another one that started middle school a few weeks ago, but the phrase, “make the most of time, because the days are evil” really stood out to me as I read this verse from Ephesians.

I understand that Paul wasn’t talking about how fast our kids grow up and reminding us to enjoy every minute with them because it goes by in the blink of an eye. Today diapers and tomorrow college orientation. However, he was reminding us of something just as important (maybe even more). As Christians, we are not to waste any of our time here Earth. It will go by fast and we should make every effort to follow God’s will for our lives and walk through each day showing others that we belong to Christ. No one should have to question who we serve.

If a woman walked through Target with her golf clothes on and a golf bag over her shoulder, we assume she was a golfer without having to ask. It should be the same for us all as Christians. I will admit that as I type those words, I’m very convicted. I know that there are many times when I don’t respond in a way that points others to Christ.

My amazing Dad will be 89 this year. He is a hard-working, praying, stubborn, honorable, and generous man. I know he understands and appreciates the fact that the days are evil, moving fast and time is running out. Since his 80th birthday, he has said, “Well, Allison. . . I’m just circling the drain at this point in my life.” He says that and most certainly feels it, but he has never stopped living, fighting, giving generously, praying and spreading the good news to others and he’s still going!

I pray we all make the most out of our time here for the Lord and His will because as that old Steve Miller Band songs says, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping . . . ”

Blog Art is provided by my friend and sister in Christ Polly Jo Green.  She is an artist based in Cary, N.C. Visit her website at pollyjogreen.com.Her art ranges from doodle creations to mixed media pieces. In addition to commissioned original art, her art is available on notecards.

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