"Time is more valuable than money, spend it wisely." B. Niles
The above quote was inspired recently by Ephesians 5:15 and a 40 day corporate fast and prayer journey. It's amazing what God will do when you take the time to earnestly seek him.
God did indeed move. It was an awesome time for me, unlike any other time of fasting and prayer in my life. Every day as I prayed, fasted and obeyed, God revealed a little bit more of himself and his plan for the next season of my life.
As I obeyed and took steps of faith, he strengthened me, he refreshed my spirit and redeemed my time. More was accomplished in less time. You know that credit card commercial that talks about what things cost and what's priceless, e.g.: "2 Shirts and a Dress- $25; Trip to the spa - $75; Gas - $45; Helping your dad become a better man, Priceless"? Well time with God is priceless, invaluable. He shows you things, prepares you for things, gives you counsel no one else can, because he knows the beginning and the end. He knows your course and the plans he has for you. Getting with him in the morning, consulting with him, listening to him, fellowshipping with him, worshiping him adds time and value to your day; directs your steps and saves you time.
More time with God gives you a different perspective on everything - a higher perspective. He sees what we cannot. We see the trees in the forest and a few get high enough to see the whole forest. However, God sees not only the trees and the forest, but he sees what it was, what it is and what it will be in one glance. For he says in Isaiah 55:9, "...As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." Just as he said to Jeremiah even before he formed him in the womb, he knew him, so God knew you too.
So what earthly mentor can compare? What fortune teller or palm reader can foretell your life story, your purpose? But rather go to God early. Seek him, sit at his feet and eat of his bread. Take the time to get filled, to get direction, to gain strength. It's priceless!
Time is more valuable than money. Spend it, invest it wisely.