Life on Earth can seem like forever. When we are living our day to day lives, we don’t really dwell on the fact that there is an eternal afterlife. We also don’t think about the fact that we are going to die someday. Life seems to just flow these days. I’m not sure if the rhythm of our daily culture is a healthy one.
I love how the Bible mentions water so much. Whenever I think of the word “flow”, I instantly think of water. Water takes on so many forms. These days, my life has looked more like a constant flow of water in pipes. I wake up, have a busy day, and then I sleep. I envision a huge glass of water been poured into a puzzle of pipes and then drained out at the end of the day. I mention this imagery because I think it gives a broader idea of our busy culture. Our time is getting poured out and drained. We get so distracted now. Our phones. Netflix. Social Media. I am guilty of this. Lord thank you for sanctification. When does it end? It doesn’t. It won’t. Technology is only progressing. It’s so easy after a long day of work to just be a veggie. On the couch or phone. Relaxing is a gift, however we need boundaries. Not just for our sake, but for the sake of the Kingdom.
We have a royal duty as followers of Jesus, to enhance and grow the kingdom of God. We have a responsibility as Christians to be productive and grow in our faith.
Yes, technology and busyness can eat up our time. But, I also think that there is a bad mindset going around about how spending time with God is only meant to be short and sweet. Or a little verse here and there. That spending time with God is just what you do because that is what you were taught. No. Spending time with God is so much more than that!
The Bible is reality. Everything in it is true. We must live it out. As true Christians, we are called to stand firm and grow in our relationship with God.
When we pray…
We are not wasting time!
When we read the Bible…
We are not wasting time!
When we serve others…
We are advancing the kingdom of God.
The list goes on.
We are actually making an investment of heavenly and eternal value. All for God’s glory.
There is never a minute wasted when we are seekers of God.
I want to pass on encouragement to all the brothers and sisters of Christ. If there’s anything to remember from this blog post, it’s these points:
Time is a gift from God.
Time is of great value.
Set boundaries that will make you productive.
Know what causes you to stumble; cut those things out of your life.
You have a responsibility as a Christian. Be a doer of the Word, not just a hearer.
Spending time with God is an investment. Not just for this life, but also for our life in heaven with Jesus.
Praying for you.
Grace and peace.