The First and Best

God doesn’t offer us leftovers. He spared no expense and lovingly gave me His very first and His very best:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son”
- John 3:16

Do I daily offer Him my first and best, or only my leftovers? Should I not gratefully prioritize the finest I can give each day in return?

Maybe life is just too busy. There’s not enough time. I’m only given 365 days in a year; 168 hours in a week; 1440 minutes in a day.

According to national averages:

Sleep is given the first and finest of 480 minutes (1/3 of each day).

Listening to, watching, reading or interacting with media is given the finest of 660 minutes (11 hours; 46% of each day):

  • Social Media, Texting, Email - 176 minutes (nearly 3 hours)

  • Online Content - 274 minutes (4.5 hours)

  • Television - 210 minutes (3.5 hours)

Video Gaming is given the finest of 51 minutes.

Leisure and interests are given the finest of 180 minutes (3 hours).

DAILY TOTAL = 22.9 hours

“Then He [Jesus] came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?” -Matt 26:40

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results."
-R. A. Torrey

"In the morning, prayer is the key that opens to us the treasures of God's mercies and blessings; Every day has exactly 1440 minutes; could not even 10 of them be with your heavenly Father? Does not God deserve the best minutes of our day?" - Billy Graham

THE UPPER ROOM PRAYER ASSEMBLY
SATURDAYS, 6:00-7:00 AM

Sources:
https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2018/time-flies-us-adults-now-spend-nearly-half-a-day-interacting-with-media/
https://www.pewinternet.org/2018/03/01/social-media-use-in-2018/
https://www.statista.com/statistics/707084/time-spent-live-tv/
https://www.textrequest.com/blog/texting-statistics-answer-questions/
https://www.addictions.com/video-games/alarming-video-game-addiction-statistics/