“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” –Ephesians 5:15-16 (English Standard Version)
When I walk Lexi, I let her stop and smell the roses—or whatever scents she likes—until there are ten minutes remaining to get home. Then I get impatient and hurry her along. I don’t let her stop and smell anything for the last block. But Lexi doesn’t share my sense of urgency. She tries to make the most of every minute of the walk; she wants to discover every smell there is even as we’re turning into the parking lot. Paul exhorts us to make the most of every minute we walk with God. Things are tough; why wouldn’t we want to discover all the blessings there are? Where are we in a hurry to get to, anyway? When we’re walking with God, we’re already exactly where we want to be. We might as well make the most of it.
Dear God, Teach me to make the most of every minute I walk with you. Amen