How Serious is the Christian Life?

18 09 2007

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16

Do you take your time very seriously? I often see Christians making very flippant decisions about their time using the same criteria as non-Christians. We have constant activities that demand our time and attention but how serious are you about making decision to hand time and energy over to what may be self-centered pursuits. The non-Christian story is usually a “me first” story where they are the center, and all that is required to justify investing time and energy in an activity is how it will please me. Our story is completely different. Our story centers around a man who died on a bloody cross for our sins, to rescue us from ourselves. Our story is one of a Kingdom advancing in power upon the Earth. Our story is God’s desire to use us to bring about the restoration of all things. Our story demands a completely different way of making decision. Our story requires us to justify our investment in activities through the impact these investments have on our role in God’s Kingdom and how the Spirit is guiding our lives. So when facing simple decisions about where to invest your time, whose story are you living?

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – B. Franklin