by Minister Melanie Dees Campbell
Ark Ministries Hope of the World
I asked a virtual personal assistant what was worth most in the world. It stated time was worth more than money because money cannot make time, but in time you can make money. I agreed, partially.
Time is worth more than money, but not because of what a worldly virtual assistant says. Time is worth more than money because time is eternal. The time allotted on earth allows us to show our faithfulness and love toward God, allowing us to develop a reciprocal love relationship with him.
Don’t misunderstand me; money is essential, we can do good things with it, but it is not worth more than our time of knowing, serving, and loving our Lord. Money is not evil, but the love of it is. Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all of evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” It is what we do with our money as it is with our time that is important. We can waste it or utilize it.
Our time here is to obey the Lord, loving others after loving God first. How we use our time brings God honor and glory, attracting more souls to the truth. Jesus/Yeshua said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life ...” The first great commandment Jesus taught (Matthew 26:32-40, Deuteronomy 6:5) was to love God with all our heart, mind and soul. God is love, and that love is eternal, as is time. We chose how to spend our time here and where we will spend our time for eternity.
This time of year, we remember Pentecost (May 31) when the Holy Spirit descended upon the followers of Yeshua/Jesus. They were honoring Shavuot (pm May 28 – pm May 30), when Moses received the Torah on Mount Sinai. The 120 followers of Yeshua/Jesus stayed in Jerusalem as he directed. They were there filled with the Holy Spirit/Ruach HaKodesh, emboldened to share the good news with such zeal some accused them of being intoxicated. They lead many Jews from around the world to accept the true Messiah.
We can spend our time seeking more of the Lord through worship, the studying of scripture purposed to unit our families to God, and preparing us to speak the good news. We can ask for more of his presence, praying for the Lord to empower us with more of the Holy Spirit/Ruach HaKodesh, transforming us to be more Christ-like. Although I know this, I sometimes have to remind myself to spend my time more wisely.
There are trials in life, but the Holy Spirit/Ruach HaKodesh will guide us to the right decisions, teaching us the truth of the word of God and emboldening us. Receiving God’s love, we can use our time for the Lord, witnessing the great joy of knowing him with the world around us.
Time also teaches us, or maybe we learn as time passes. Knowing the truth that God is love draws me to desire more of him. Abiding in the presence of the Holy Spirit, I have a love relationship with the Lord by obeying the love commandments that Jesus/Yeshua taught. Developing more in God’s love leads me to understand healthy Godly relationships with others, drawing souls to the Messiah.
Time is worth more than we may realize because time belongs to God, and in him, we find a great wealth of love.
Blessings and Shalom