By: Tim Sader
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
Last week we discussed the joy of the Lord; His joy is us and us choosing Him is the joy set before Jesus when He endured the cross. What we do in a day is very important for human existence. Are we in school, going to work, watching tv, at home with kids or volunteering somewhere? How we use our time determines who we are, the friends we choose, what we like to do, where we like to eat, the car we drive and the house we live in. Something’s we do numerous times a day because we have to, need to or want to for any number of reasons. Most of us eat and drink, take medicine, brush teeth, shower, comb hair or change clothes any number of times a day. Some of us check email and social media several times a day or send hundreds of texts. At work some people have to do the same task or set of tasks over and over until quitting time. Needing help from others has showed me how much one person does in a day. Most everything I do besides using the computer and controlling my chair involves the help of someone else. It has taught me to figure out what things are most important and how I need to organize all them so my help can have a life to. Most of us spend a lot of time doing all these things and we only give God what can be squeezed into our busy lives. David said He praised God seven times a day for His righteous laws written in the word. How many of us can say we do the same? Do we love God enough to give him more than 15 distracted minutes when we can fit it in our daily lives? God wants our attention and acknowledgement as many times a day as He deserves. Remember He enjoys spending time with us.
God wants us to trust in Him at all times and pour our hearts out to Him as we proceed through our daily tasks. When life is stressful and we want to pull our hair out, when we’re stuck in traffic or after the boss yells at us; God wants our time. He will be a refuge to us when our day isn’t going like it should (Psalm 62:8). After a decree was passed by the king in Babylon that anyone who prayed to any God would be feed to lions Daniel kept praying. He went upstairs and prayed near a window that faced Jerusalem. Three times a day Daniel prayed risking his life so he could spend time with God. Because of his devotion God delivered him from the lion’s den (Daniel 6:10). Even Jesus withdrew Himself from the crowd to a quiet place where He could pray (Luke 5:16). If Jesus needed to make alone time for prayer how many more times a day should we pray? Often in a day we face difficulties of many kinds but with what things are we concerned about? Instead of being stressed out and concerned about our trivial daily bothers we should be concerned about others. Someone out there needs to find the Lord while others are in truly life and death struggles just to believe in Christ. Be concerned for the church and those who don’t have the freedoms we do in America (2 Corinthians 11:27-28). When people sin against us we are encouraged to forgive them as many times a day as they need to be forgiven (Luke 17:4). Is this not what Christ did for us so we should do the same for others? God is able to abundantly bless us at all times so we always have everything we need to do good works (2 Corinthians 9:8). If God can bless us so richly is He not worth investing more time to everyday. Pray more, be thankful, forgive often and be concerned for others that might need a touch from God.
Recently Tuesdays Torch has expanded its reach by building our official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com . With the addition of the Daily Spark and Scripture Pictures we are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several other speaking engagements lined up for the near future. We pray the words of this Torch and every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please feel free to forward Tuesdays Torch to encourage others with its message. If there are any churches or ministries that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God has ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus Christ their Savior send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help it happen. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch. Thanks and God Bless!
No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16