Divide Your Day to Get the Most Out of It
Division of Things
When it comes to dividing things, three seems to be the common number of parts. For instance, man is made up of three parts: body, soul, and spirit.
There is a three-part comparison system such as good, better, best or long, longer, longest. When we write a book report, essay, speech or sermon there should also be three distinct parts:
- the introduction (where you tell people what you are going to tell them)
- the body (where you tell them)
- the conclusion (where you tell them what you have told them).
It is no different with each day.
This is the Day
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 119:24)
Each day is divided into three parts:
In order to get the fullest enjoyment out of the day, make sure you parallel it to the introduction, the body and the conclusion.
Begin to use this concept each day and surely you will be convinced that every day is a day to rejoice and be glad in it.
Introduction of Your Day
The INTRODUCTION of any day should come early in the morning when you have your morning devotions. That might include reading the scriptures, praying and praising God for a good night's sleep and for waking you up.
This is also the time to set goals for the day which includes commanding the day for what you want to accomplish with God's help.
Body or Main Part of Your Day
You should spend most of the day doing those things God would have you to do during the BODY of the day.
This is when you will spend the most time. If you have a job, you will be there at least eight hours in addition to time traveling to and from. You will attend to other duties which might include raising a family, managing a household, attending meetings, shopping, and doing a multitude of other things.
Conclusion of Your Day
At the CONCLUSION of the day, think back and reflect on those things you did to give glory to God.
Keep a gratitude journal to write down those things that happened that you are thankful for.
If any day does not have an INTRODUCTION, BODY or CONCLUSION, then it is not a day well spent.