The Value of Time
“Time is money,“ many people say.
"How much are you paid per hour?"
That’s your worth.
I say, "You can’t put a dollar value on a life."
Money won’t heal a broken spirit
or bring back the dead.
We’ve Time for pills, Time for booze,
Time for pornography, Time for violent
television programs, Time for arguments
and Time for negative criticism.
IF the power of God could be put in a pill,
How many people would take it?
No Time to spend a little Time with Jesus;
yet, we can find the Time in a busy schedule
to go to the bars, R rated movies, and rush
to the convenience store for a pack of cigarettes;
but, no Time for GOD.
If you really want to do something,
you CAN find the TIME.
Jesus paid the ultimate price and
spent 33 years of His life to save us.
So what is 10% of our Time, talent,
and money by comparison?
Mark 3:13 reads, Take heed, watch,
and pray for ye know not when the
The value we place on our soul is
the value of our Time.
Compare eternity in heaven or
eternity in hell as opposed
to our short life span on planet earth…
Think about it.
What is YOUR life worth?
As told over KPBC Christian Radio Station
in Dallas, Texas 11/24/1987
Copyright © 1987 Carolyn Bigler Hebert
A couple of footnotes:
What if God said, "Let me see if I can
fit you into my busy schedule,"
what would you think about that?
Too often "we" expect answers from GOD
in a microwave minute yet too often
“we” don’t give GOD even a microwave
minute of our Time.
A demi-god is anything we place before GOD.
Examples: anything or any activity we place
before GOD or before going to church, allowing
a non-Christian to occupy our Time foolishly,
preferring a television or movie idol to take
the place of GOD. That’s worshipping false gods
(demi-gods) and that is what too many parents
are allowing their children to do, worship their
game-boys, toys, and vulgar music, etc.
Shrine building is what many people do
regarding demi-gods and past hurts, things
or people placed before the true GOD.
A past hurt can become a demi-god.
Shrine building is a negative action,
a rehearsing of bad experiences over and
over until the bad experience becomes
glorified and we become stagnated in God’s
will for our lives.
Think about these things too.
Copyright © 1987 Carolyn Bigler Hebert
Edit added August 10, 2016:
With all that is going on in this world
now, I thought I would add more thoughts.
Rather than spend a little time with Jesus
taking the time to start the day with a cup
of coffee and not use that time to pray or
to read scripture,
taking the time to spend time or gossip on
Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media,
taking time to send hate emails, those that speak
negatively about a person or persons faith or
denomination, they spread hatred and fear,
judging when as Christians we are not to judge,
Taking time to judge a person because of how they
dress, how they look or what they do that is
different from our family traditions or we just
do not understand,
Preferring to skip spending time with the Lord
so as not to miss a favorite Television program,
Believing what a person says they believe today is
how they will still believe tomorrow, the next day,
or a year into their future or at their death.
Things change, people's beliefs change in time.
That skate board made from boards and skate wheels
in the forties has been replaced by a skate board
with wheels and lights.
Time does not change things or people. Things
and people change in time. Time is merely a
microsecond, a second, a minute, an hour, a day,
a month, a year or more in our lives spent here
on planet earth.
This list could go on to infinity because thoughts
never truly stop. Too many people being born and
dying for thoughts to stop. We still practice
and believe some of the beliefs our parents and
our ancestors taught us, what they believed.
Choosing to "sleep in" on the Sabbath because
that's the only day for rest in ones schedule,
then mow the lawn before or after lunch/dinner
or do any of the above things listed.
The lawn may need attention which is fine;
however, first things first. Isn't that the
way some people set their priorities with
their goals for the day, the week, the month,
the year and so on?
What is the number one thing in a Christians life?
I say Christian because many people believe
in the Lord, even the devil believes.
Not all do the Lord's will. We all slip at some
point in our lives. Even the writer of these
statements is not perfect.
The Sabbath IS the Day of Rest but is to be
devoted to our Lord. First things first.
Confess and ask for forgiveness for wrongs
committed, remember the sin of omission.
Not praying for ourselves, not taking care of
ourselves is a sin of omission. Remember also
'when I was naked you did not clothe me, when
I was hungry you did not feed me.'
The best witness we can be is to 'walk the
talk' and be an example.
Think on these things.
Copyright © Carolyn B. Hebert 2016
More food for thought:
Some people say or claim we all worship the
same God. That's wrong on many accounts.
Even within ones own faith, we do not all
serve the same God because we place some
of the things listed in this "poem" first
and/or foremost in our lives. Those things
become our god. That will be yet another webpage.
Every day somebody does something that inspires
you or makes you feel good about yourself. Take
time to thank them. A handwritten note would be
something super special. They are almost obsolete.
Everybody is worth the time, the note, the envelope
and the stamp.
Every day there is something that inspires you
or encourages you. Start a thank you jar to God.
Thank God for that special attention. Write it
on a note to God and put it in that jar. At the end
of the month count how many you have collected
and count your blessings! If only a few, then pay
closer attention to your surroundings. There are
plenty of blessings. We have a beautiful oak tree
in our back yard on the hill. It's well over a hundred
years old. What a blessing! We have a Sago Palm that
was a pup my husband, Alfred, cut from my sister's
and brother-in-law's huge Sago Palm. On the next visit
all of the pups had been cut off by their lawn service.
What a blessing we were able to get one before that.
We named it Miss Molly after my sister. That happened
servel months ago but I was reminded of it today.
I believe that is called "Take Time to Smell the Roses."
I am blessed with the ability to share my talent of
writing with you and to build these pages. I have a
guestbook. How about signing it and telling me what
blessings you received today?
Copyright © Carolyn B. Hebert 08/28/2016