J. Oswald Sanders once wrote, “The character and career of a young person depends on how he or she spends SPARE time. We cannot regulate school or office hours – those are determined for us – but we can say what we will do before and after. The way we employ the surplus hours after provision has been made for work, meals, and sleep will determine if we develop into mediocre or powerful people. Leisure is a glorious opportunity and a subtle danger. Each moment of the day is a gift from God that deserves care, for by any measure, our time is short and the work is great.” (taken from J. Oswald Sanders, “Spiritual Leadership“)
How are you spending your time aside from class, studying, sleep, and meals? Are you setting aside time to listen to the God of the universe through His Word (the Bible)? Is there any time for prayer in your day? If you want to become powerfully used by God, it won’t happen accidentally. I have yet to hear a person say that they accidentally read their Bible, or prayed, or went to church. You must be intentional to draw closer to God. RCF has some great opportunities for you to do that, so I encourage you to set aside time to join us. None of us are guaranteed another minute or hour in life. Let’s make the most of our time this week by living not for ourselves, but to know and follow Jesus!