13 Day Devotional – Day 11
November 16, 2011
Day 11 – Chris Pipes
“I wish I had more hours in the day!” I’ve said that before, and I’m sure you have too. But no one has more (or less) time than you have. It is dealt equally to every one of us. We all have an equal measure of 24 hours in a day and it is up to us as individuals to make it count.
Solomon, in all his wisdom, realized a very simple yet powerful truth in Ecclesiastes 1:5, “The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it arose.” Basically the sun goes up and the sun goes down, and then goes back to start all over again. For some people, this is the entire quality of their life – the sun rising and the sun setting, day in and day out. This has happened over 14,750 times in my life (so far) and most of those days I don’t recall very well. But even though those days seem irrelevant the opposite is true.
The way you approach all these “normal” days determines the quality of your life. The substance of your life is not built on the big, momentous occasions. It is built rather on these ordinary days that we sometimes can’t even remember. This principle is found in Zechariah 3:10, “For who has despised the day of small things?”
Many people don’t achieve their potential because of how they approach their days. Every day has great power in your life. If you can build the right kind of days, you can build a strong foundation for the future. Even though each day will come and go, they are all ordained by God. Let’s purpose in our hearts to make every day count and live each one to the maximum potential to which God has called us.