Time is Priceless
|Time is the only thing in this world that you can not get back. You can’t make it, buy it, sell it, or even steal it! What we do with our time is so important and vital we can’t afford to waste it. I had the opportunity today to interview Will McGuinniss of “Audio Adrenaline” and the “Know Hope Collective.” Apart from a busy recording and touring schedule he and fellow band members found time to volunteer in Haiti. He says that it was one of the best experiences he has ever had in life and one of the best decisions he has ever made.
You, today, can make the decisions to volunteer and give back. You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to do it. Be creative! Helping out someone who can’t shovel their snow, listening to your co-worker for 5 minutes during your break, or even getting involved in a local community center or church group are all ways you can give someone the most valuable thing you have, your time. I have been apart of and planned many mission trips. The funny thing you realize is that as you try to be a blessing to others they, more than often, become a blessing to you! Look at the life of Jesus Christ. His entire life was dedicated to helping others. Don’t be afraid, let God lead you to a place where you can witness and spend your time helping others.
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” – Harvey MacKay
Prayer for the week: “Dear God in Heaven. Thank you for spending all your time with us. You even gave us your son and his time to lead by example and die for our sins. Today, give me the opportunity to use my time for you and to help others. I pray this in your name. Amen.”
Aim High! Always,
P.S. Will McGuinniss and the rest of the “Know Hope Collective” will be in concert at Gateway Fellowship this Saturday, March 5th, at Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Maryland. We would love to see you there! Join us for a night of praise, fellowship, and fun.
Words of Hope: Building Your Faith
Every person has been given a measure of faith by God, when we trust God, we receive more faith. That’s why it’s so important to learn to practice the gift of trusting God. Learn to keep building your faith. Remember, it can only grow when you put it to use. One way to put your faith into action is thinking positive. This week I had the opportunity to interview Laura Story, all I can say is, “Wow.” Talk about thinking positive, she really challenged me to practice my faith. You will have opportunity to hear her sing and share some positive thinking, this Saturday night. If you need a boost of faith come out and hear how God has worked in her life, and wants to work in yours. It’s hard to be negative when you are experiencing the goodness of God!
Heather Williams at Gateway Fellowship
Join our family to celebrate the grand opening of Gateway Community Fellowship November 6, 2010 at 6 PM. Special guest Christian Recording Artist Heather Williams will join us. Come to Gateway Community Fellowship to enjoy the same music you hear on WGTS and a family that will support you and provide you with hope and encouragement. Click here for more information.
Keep the Fort Hood Families in your Prayers
As we learn details of the tragedy at Fort Hood, our Staff Chaplain Terry Johnsson got a chance to speak with David at the Pentagon. Please keep the families of the victims in your prayers.
Have a prayer request? Share it with us and our Chaplain’s Office
WGTS Night of Hope – Trusting God
WGTS Chaplain Terry Johnsson explains what it means to really trust God at the first WGTS Night of Hope. You can join us at the next Night of Hope on November 13.
More Christian Music
Iâ€™ve heard you speak about Christian music. I really want my daughter to start listening to more Christian music. What is your suggestion? – Concerned Mom
Schedule a time to sit with her. Listen to what she has to say about her special music but donâ€™t be judgmental. Make the talk pleasant for her over a cup of tea. She may be hesitant and want to know why you are inquiring this of her. Tell her the intent of your inquiry. After you have developed a list of her favorite music pick a special day where the two of you will go to a music store. I know one called the Potomac Adventist Health and Book Store. You can e-mail me for information on that. Once there, go to the music department and ask for a clerk. Show the clerk the list of songs your child likes and find out if anything in the storeâ€™s collection compares to what your daughter has listed. At the store you will find music ranging from country to rap. Once a year I take my youth group on a music trip. Only after that do my youth say â€œWe donâ€™t listen to secular music anymore. These groups are better.â€ You can be creative. Perhaps lunch at a restaurant before you go. It will be fun and a special time where you can learn more about your child.