Dr. McKechnie is the Interim Pastor at Sardis Presbyterian Church. Dave reveals, "I wake up enthusiastic about each new day-anticipating new things happening in my life, in the lives of my family, and in the lives of other members of the Body of Christ." Join us at Sardis Presbyterian Church for worship at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
"Read, Pray, Reflect, Rest"
There are 168 hours in every week. Let’s assume you sleep
8 hours every night, that’s 56 hours. Let’s assume you give 60 hours a
week to your vocation or avocation. Subtract those two items from 168 and
you get 52 hours. Let’s assume you spend 30 minutes per meal. That
totals 10.5 hours per week. We are now down to at least 40 hours per week
of discretionary time. That time is mostly used for cleaning, cooking,
laundry, and shopping.
What do you do with your discretionary time? Most
Americans spend the vast majority of it in front of a screen. Now, that
is not wrong or evil. The question is, are we redeeming our time as the
If you just carved out 30 minutes a day for reading that
would amount to 120 hours per year. In that amount of time you could read
a lot of books, or read through the Bible in a year. Time is one of God’s
wonderful gifts to us. It is a precious commodity. How does a child
spell love? T – I – M – E!
In every 24 hours, there are 96 15-minute blocks. How
often do we just kill time for 15 minutes? I try not to waste a 15-minute
block of time.
Self-esteem is related to self-discipline. What is
your philosophy of time management? I hope it includes –
–then you can dream