Do you follow American Idol winners after they win? I don’t read all I can to follow their careers, but I am always interested about what type of CD they will put out after winning. Kris Allen’s CD released without a lot of fuss. In fact, I didn’t even know it was available, but I heard one of his songs and fell in love with it. It’s called Live Like We’re Dying. The song reminds each of us we have 86,400 seconds in each day. So what are you doing with your 86,400 seconds today? Are you doing what the Lord asked you to do?
In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus commanded His followers to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” How many people have you baptized in the last week? One? Two? None? Most of us don’t spend our days baptizing people. But do you teach others what the Lord has taught you? Do you pass the knowledge of the Word you’ve gained on to your loved ones, neighbors, work associates and friends? Do you talk about the Lord or do you discuss the latest gold medal won at the Olympics? Which one will ultimately change someone’s life?
Acts 1:8 tells us “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Are you using your 86,400 seconds to read the Word or are you spending them reading Facebook? Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing morally wrong with Facebook. But ask yourself how you can use Facebook as a tool to share the Gospel. How can you use all of this wonderful technology you have at your fingertips to fulfill the Great Commission?
David Delk of FCA has recently begun using text messaging to send scripture to those in his address book on a regular basis. At least once a week, I receive a text message from him with a verse that encourages me in my day.
Spend some of the 86,400 seconds you have today to meet with the Father and ask Him how you should use your time. Ask Him how you can use the things you encounter daily to share Him with others. You only have 86,400 today. Make each one of them count.