Yesterday we focused on the fact that Jesus has lived out the perfect example of how to keep our faith at the center of our life. Its not an easy gig but its possible with His help! Today, we are going to look at the first area of commitment that Jesus encourages us to make to God: Our Time
The 4-T Commitment
Making sure you use your time wisely is important to God. We only have one life to live. Some choose to live it for their own comfort and pleasure but Jesus sets the example of a selfless life. He was always giving time to other people and He spent every moment of His 33 years with God, His Father (our Father), in mind.
In our world, its really hard to follow His example but that doesn’t give us an excuse. It takes discipline; but choosing to set aside a portion of time everyday to spend with Jesus is very important! Remembering that He is with us at all times is even more important. He’s on this ride with us and we should live our lives in a way that honors Him by faith.
Jesus had a little brother named James who actually wrote a small letter to Christians that ended up in our Bible today. He speaks about committing all of our time to God from the lessons he learned by the example of Jesus.
Think about how you are spending your time so far this summer. Are you wasting it away doing things that are not valuable? Are you sleeping it away by being too lazy to get up in the morning? How are you spending your time? Is God honored by it? Is your faith even a part of your daily grind?
Make a commitment to spend some time with Jesus every day this week and try your best to remember Him and His example all day long.
* Some of you may benefit by keeping a time log of what you do each day and how long you spend doing it. At the end of a week, you may be surprised to see just how much time you spend on things that aren’t for the best.
Jesus, you spent every moment of your life honoring your Dad. Since He is my spiritual Dad now too, please help me follow your example. Help me to remember when I forget. Help me to push on when I want to be lazy or give up. Thanks Jesus, Amen.