Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tithing Our Time

Last Sunday a fellow church member gave his testimony of how he enjoys retirement by studying his Bible every day. He studies for about six hours per day and takes full enjoyment out of reading and meditating on God's Word.

This got me to thinking about how much time we are given each day and God's commandment to tithe in the Bible. When we think of tithing most of us immediately think of our pocket book. I started to think about how to tithe our time. If God requires the first ten percent, then we should be giving Him 2.4 hours of our 24 hour day or roughly 3 hours per day should be given to directly to Him.

Three hours sounds like a lot for someone who slips in a quiet time on her lunch break or prays five minutes before heading out for the day. I was thinking that these hours could be spread out through the day. The first hour or time could be a quiet time with the Lord and His Word. Another time could be physical exercise and renewal that is dedicated as seeds sown to the Spirit. The last time could be times of prayer all throughout the day. Whatever they may be, it sounds like a good concept to at least be willing to tithe our time.

God gives us our time. What can it hurt to give Him at least 3 hours of it? Who knows, it may surprise you with what may happen.

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