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00486 - Time Builds Experience

Time will deepen our faith as we journey through life. Experience accumulates, refining our understanding of God's character, our own shortcomings, and the richness of His grace. Romans 5:3-4 (NLT) says, "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation."

As we encounter joyful and sorrowful life situations, we become more adept at navigating them through the lens of faith. These experiences help us grow in wisdom, exercise better judgment, and make faith-based decisions, drawing us closer to God.

Never dread the passage of time or lament growing older. Instead, embrace each day as a God-given opportunity to gain experience and mature in faith. Time, coupled with our willingness to learn, is one of God's most effective tools, helping us to become like Jesus.

Quote Time is God’s tool from which we learn how to be the best in life.


Lord, show me how I might make better use of my time. Amen.

Action Point

Think about all the time you waste on things which are pointless, and make changes to use your time more wisely.

Copyright notices

(NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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