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  • Writer's pictureLauren Mitchell

The Days Are Evil

Days, the days are what are evil, not the years, not the months. We give way to foolishness day by day when we try to live ahead of today. Days trick us into thinking that we have more time or less time, or even not enough time. That word jumped out at me when I read this familiar verse:

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
making the best use of the time,
because the days are evil.
‭‭Therefore do not be foolish,
but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭15-17‬ ‭

Just like the Israelites couldn't store up mana and save it for the next day, we can't bottle up the Holy Spirit and try to use it next week. We have to abide today. We have to connect with God today, to get what we need today. God reveals His will daily, not weekly, not monthly. We aren’t supposed to be foolish and waste our time trying to figure out tomorrow. We can’t do anything to control it anyway it’s safer left in God’s hands. So when we reach for it, we are foolishly wasting our time and energy.

The days are evil-they trick us! They pass by quickly and they add up even faster. The only way to change anything is to be completely present in today. The best use of our time is trusting God for direction every minute, that’s where He delights to walk hand-in-hand with us on his timetable.

God, help me rest in what I need for today. You give more than enough for this hour and then the next. You are a God of abundance. Help me see and trust you the giver, and not the abundance itself. Help me stop resting in my plans and rest in your presence instead.

Stay with me, I invite you, please remind me. Don't let me foolishly waste my time gazing at tomorrow when I could be present today.

Let's make the best use of our time even as we head into the weekend. Let's enjoy the rest God provides inside the day because we choose to remember who is actually in charge of it.

I want to wisely spend my time following.

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