There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

using now what you’ll never have again

When you’re young…when, statistically-speaking, you likely have more days ahead than behind you…you tend not to think of the end of your days. time.jpg

That’s a phenomenon to be dispensed with as soon as possible.

Here’s a few words that might help.  (If you’d like to download a printer-friendly copy, click here.) They’re not a morbid, joy-killing, despairing collection of thoughts.  If anything they’re meant to catalyze a better use of what you cannot recover once it’s gone: time.

May Edwards’ words here and the Psalmist’s words in Ps 90:12 work themselves so deeply into your orientation to life that though your time will often pass in difficult ways, you will nevertheless take comfort in the notion that what you did with that time was in no sense a waste.  “Lord, teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom.”

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