I DON’T HAVE TIME” I don’t have time to make it to church every Sunday. I don’t have time to read the bible. I don’t have time to get in a church group. I barely have enough time to sleep & eat.
Wonder where your time & resources go? It is relatively easy to discover. Simply pull our your check book ledger for the last 30 to 90 days. Or if you are like me, simply go online to your online banking account & google or outlook calendar.
The thing is most people will find time & resources for things that are most important to them. If you are a workaholic like I was (still have that tendency) then you may see your schedule filled with work related, income producing or what is deemed productivity building activities. If you are a sports or music enthusiast, you may see you schedule filled with football games, or music concerts. If your kiddos are in a lot of sports, you may see soccer, lacrosse, football, dance, & recitals fill your calendar. You get the point.
There is also a biblical perspective to where your heart is, your treasure is there too. I may have no problem dishing out a couple hundred bucks for an OSU game, especially against ishigan. Or if the Eagles reunion tour came to Cincinnati, I may find some way to get the money to attend that concert. How about a 50% discount on Buffalo Trace Bourbon for you bourbon fellas, or some quality cubans for you cigar guys? Or that expensive gym membership that you have to sign up for as they are open 24/7.
The things is, we tend to find time, as well as possibly resources to get, attend or experience the things most important to us. But what about our Spiritual Well Being? What about our relationship with our Creator? What about sharing the hope & the Saving Grace to escape hell for others, most especially for the ones we love?
If Christ was able to change the world & lead a ministry of such a magnitude in just 3 years, could we not find time for Him? Could we not carve out time to read the Word, be still and quiet and let Him speak to and into us? Could we not find a mere 1 hour a week to be in a house of Worship, to learn, grow, serve, become better equipped and go out? Isn’t the One who suffered, died an agonizing death on the cross for us, that while we were sinners, died for each of us, worth some investment of time? Isn’t that homeless person on the streets wondering were his or her next meal may come from, worth a lunch & kind word? Isn’t that man or woman in prison worth a visit to share the Good News of hope? Isn’t it worth gathering with fellow believers to share the joy, build one another up, learn & pray for one another? Isn’t those young women sold into sex slavery worth praying for and possibly sharing your resources with to help get them out, and into work? Isn’t that orphanage, or young boy or girl worth mentoring an hour a week?…… It all kind of changes our paradigm a bit doesn’t it.