The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. Proverbs 11:24
"That's the irony; those who sanctify time and who give time away--who treat time as a gift and not possession--have time in abundance. Contrariwise, those who guard every minute, resent every interruption, ration every moment, never have enough. They're always late, always behind, always scrambling, always driven."
Mark Buchanan from his book, THE REST OF GOD.
Try this Practice:
Try this for a week, giving the gift of yourself first to God and then to others. Be generous with your time. Enter each day with a deep resolve to give your time away, even at times seemingly to squander it,for the sake of purposes beyond your own. Don't just give your time,but yourself--your attention, your affection, the gift of your curiosity and inquisitiveness. See how much time you really have.
Post by Dana Randall, co-leader Women of Grace course on The REST OF GOD