Making Time with Jesus

Making Time with Jesus

Have you ever wished for more time? Maybe it was so you could meet a deadline, or for a vacation to last a little longer. We have all felt like we are running out of time. In fact, the Bible tells us that our days are numbered! Time is an immovable boundary that forces us to make choices with what we will do with the limited time we have. “In the fullness of time,” the Bible says, Jesus entered into time and experienced the confines of time and space. And yet, Jesus was never in a hurry. In fact, we can see several occasions when He appeared to be late to important events! Jesus’ daily pace shows us a rhythm of life that is at peace in spite of the demands and pressures of time. Join us for part four of Boundaries where we will learn Jesus’ secret to “making time”.

Passage (Read it):

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man. 

I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 (ESV)

The Example:

Jesus led an unhurried life. (Mark 5:22-36)

The Invitation:

Jesus invites us to follow Him. (Matthew 11:28-30)

The Promise:

Eternal life (John 11:1-44)

Daily Reading:

Sunday: Psalm 16
Monday: Ecclesiastes 3
Tuesday: Psalm 90
Wednesday: Psalm 139
Thursday: Mark 5
Friday: John 11
Saturday: 2 Corinthians 4

Other Resources:

Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
An Unhurried Life by Alan Fadling
The Life you’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg