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CropTalk: The Sower

May 2021

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)

Where does the time go? We have all asked ourselves that question in one form or another multiple times a day and for sure many times throughout our lives. Most agree that life passes by too fast.

In Mark Batterson’s book “Win the Day,” the question is asked and, the statement made, “How long have you lived? I mean, really lived? It’s easy calculating age. It’s more difficult quantifying life. Why? Because time is measured in minutes, while life is measured in moments.” It has been said that almost half of our time is spent thinking about something other than what we are doing in the present moment. “We’re so fixated on the past and so anxious about the future that we miss the present. Then we wonder where life went,” Batterson states.

Jesus taught the disciples the importance of making the most of each day by living in the moment. From the beginning, time was divided into days; there was evening and morning that first day (Genesis 1:5 ESV). This daily theme continues throughout the scriptures. Batterson poses, “Do you remember the expiration date on manna? One day (Ex. 16-19-20). How about the deadline on anger? Sundown (Eph. 4:26). When are God’s mercies made new? Every morning (Lam. 3:22-23). How often are we told to take up our crosses? Daily (Luke 9:23). And when are we told to rejoice and be glad? Today! (Ps. 118:24).”

Many say they just want to forget the past, crazy year. I get it. But then I wonder what could have been if I had used even a portion of those 525,600 minutes to create moments and truly lived and not just survived.

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