The Challenge

The challenge of living a life that is worthy to be called a Christian. What does that look like? What sort of time commitment would that be? What if instead of just 10% of our resources God called us to give 10% of our time to Him as well? How would you spend that 10%? This is my challenge to figure that out. Stop by the stream and see how I am doing.

 

Starting?!

 

Hopefully… Getting going is the hardest part. Once something becomes ingrained into you it is harder to let go. Work is ingrained into all of us. That is why we have an interesting phenom em happening where people retire only to start working again. It may be ingrained into us because we spend right around 25% of our time working in a given week. (assume 40ish hour work week). We sleep approximately 30% of our time in a given week.   Which leaves us with right around 45% of our own free time to do with it what we want. Alot of this time is spent in consuming food, beverages or countless other activities we will get to later.  Here is another fun percentage stat, According to Religion population, I have no idea how accurate they are but 83.46 % of the North American population is Christian. Excuse my utter shock but where the hell is everyone? And what the hell are you doing with the 45% of your free time? And what does it mean to you to be a Christian in a 21st century world?

 

I feel like alot of us may be missing the point. Myself included. At one point I may have had the point but somehow I have managed to lose it along the way. I hope to find it again and have tried numerous ways but always failed. This is my latest attempt. With only a set amount of time each day/week as free time I have deemed time as my most valuable asset. I have for to long given away 10% of my income with no real effect on my life. But I was never sure God asked us to give away our income. God asks us to sacrifice to Him. To become Christ like. And we do that by spending our time with Him. My goal is to spend 10% of my time consuming God. This can be done through any number of avenues the ones off the top of my head are the following:

  1. Worship
  2. Teaching
  3. Praying
  4. Reading
  5. Serving
  6. ???

 

I will count Sunday Church service along with any bible study groups or other activities I attend. Roughly it will break down to 2 hours and 40 minutes of time each day. Of this time, half will have to be direct main focused activity. So 1 hour 20 minutes of direct focused activity. The other half can be indirect worship, teaching, praying throughout the day. I have always been a numbers person. This breakdown works for me. The blog is to keep myself accountable and record this time spent each day. At this point in my life,  I need to give God the opportunity, space and freedom to radically transform my life. And this blog is my recording of that.