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Dr. David Davis

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Take Time to Live

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" - James 4:14.

I. Take Time to Listen
"Incline your ear, and come uto me: hear, and your soul shall live" (Isaiah 55:3).
Listen to others. Everyone needs a listening ear at times. Listening encourages, solves problems, brings comfort and healing to the brokenhearted and bereaved. Listen to God. We receive help from Him when we hear and heed His council; we receive His care and comfort when we take time to listen (Psalm 91:15).
II. Take Time to Learn
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).
Learn from God. By reading and meditating on God's Word, through prayer and faith, we receive wisdom from above (Psalm 119:33). Learn from others. We can learn much from the knowledge and experience of others.
III. Take Time to Laugh
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Proverbs 17:22).
Many Christians do not take the time to laugh. Their lives are dreary and drab. We should learn to laugh at ourselves, enjoy others, and rejoice in the Lord. Counting our blessings and praising God for them enables us to be happy Christians.
IV. Take Time to Lift
"But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up." (Mark 9:27).
Jesus forgave sin, gave sight to the blind, healed the sick, raised the dead. He took time to lift up others. Many are too busy with personal pursuits and pleasures to lift the less fortunate. As Jesus took time for others -- so we must do the same.
V. Take Time to Love
"God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." (I John 4:16).
To take time to love is to take time for God, since God is love. Everyone needs to share in the love of God. We take time to live by sharing God's love -- a smile, a kind word, a helping hand, and sharing Christ (I John 4:21).