REPOST: Tithe Your Time

REPOST FROM @MRSKELLYNEEDHAM

Nothing is sweeter than knowing Jesus! But it’s just so hard to believe when your to-do list is a mile long, right?
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If I’m honest, many days I wake up believing the sweetest thing isn’t Jesus, it’s getting my to-do list done. It’s just so hard to stop what I’m doing and sit still at his feet.
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If I’m honest, many days I’d rather have my house in order than my soul in order. It’s just so hard to leave the dishes undone to sit still at his feet.
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If I’m honest, many days I’d prefer to hold on to my self-centered habits and thoughts than be free. It’s just so hard to sit still with Jesus when I know it will expose my selfishness and I’ll have to give it up, even though it enslaves me.
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But Jesus made it clear that sitting still with Him is the better thing, the only necessary thing. (Luke 10:41-42)
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So how do we choose the better thing?
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For me, the first step is learning to STOP. I have to find a way to stop the avalanche of activity in my day.
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Sometimes that means stepping outside for a few minutes to clear my head. Sometimes it means getting down on my knees in the kitchen while the water in the sink is still running. Sometimes it means driving in circles around the neighborhood with the kids all buckled singing a worship song instead of hurrying to the next activity. Whatever it takes to get out of the merry-go-round of activity and take a breath.
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Once I’ve stopped running around like a crazy person, I have to remind myself that spending time with Jesus is like tithing my money–I must do it in faith FIRST and trust that I’ll have enough money (or in this case, time) for what really matters later.
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If I wait to spend time with Jesus til everything else is done, I’ll almost never do it. But if I give him my time first, sitting at his feet before everything else is done, I always find I have enough time for what is necessary. I might not have the time to do what I wanted to do that day, but I got to enjoy the better thing–friendship with Jesus!
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Nothing is sweeter than knowing Jesus! But sometimes I have to stop and choose him first to enjoy the sweetness of his presence. How can you stop and choose him today?

One thought on “REPOST: Tithe Your Time

  1. I like everything about this post. I wrote something similar, How to Start your Day Off Right a while ago. I have always thought of tithing my day but Mrs. Kelly gave me a deeper revelation about the concept. This stood out to me “I have to remind myself that spending time with Jesus is like tithing my money–I must do it in faith FIRST and trust that I’ll have enough money (or in this case, time) for what really matters later”. Thank you for sharing this post. what a blessing!

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