But God wants more than ten percent; He wants all of our time. He wants our thoughts and actions to be His. In everything we do, we should do it with a heart of Jesus. Definitely a lot easier said than done. So how exactly do we accomplish this?
Pray when you first get up. Spend time with God, even if it’s only a short prayer to get focused on who is in charge of your day.
On the way to work, spend time with Him. Listen to Christian music or turn off all the noise and just talk to Him. What better way to get closer than to have a conversation every day while stuck in traffic. Imagine how much better your ride will be.
When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus responded in Matthew 22:37-40 with “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” We should always put God first in everything we do, and use the words of Jesus with everyone you meet. Consider their feelings before your own.
While doing your work, convince yourself you are doing it for the Lord. A great scripture for this is 1 Corinthians 10:31, So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
When you speak to others, do they see your God as a God of kindness or one of condemnation? Show them your God is one of grace and forgiveness. All our words should whisper “I am a Christian,” but our actions should shout it.
We will go out of our way to make sure we don’t miss the latest episode of “The Walking Dead”, but we don’t take such care with our time with God. If we would look forward to reading our Bibles as much as we do watching our favorite show, our lives would be so much better. There’d be rest, joy, and love surrounding us.
By focusing more on God, our days will improve, and so will our relationships with others. And by showing others how we put God first in good times and bad, we will teach them just how important He is to have in our lives. Maybe then, they’d want Him too.