October 13th, 2021

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That’s a “tithe of our time.”  Our focus in worship this past weekend was Reaching Beyond Ourselves with our Time.  As we reflected on the Biblical idea of tithing (giving the first 10% of our blessings to the Lord – Malachi 3 for details), we expanded the concept into our time.  

What if we tithed our time?  10% of our time to live out our faith.  10% of our time to bless those around us.  10% of our time to reconnect with God all around us.  I started calculating: what would this look ike?  36.5 days/year.  That over a month.  2.4 hours/day.  A solid chunk of time.  But the one that struck me the most: 6 minutes of every hour.  6 minutes.

So I challenged the folks in worship last week: do #6minutesofeveryhour once this week.  (Only on your waking hours of course).  Try to do this for one day this week.  I started mine on Monday.  Here’s what I discovered: IT’S HARD!  But it’s good.  One hour I prayed.  One hour a texted some old friends.  One hour I called someone.  One hour I wrote some notes to people.  It’s a challenge to add those things to the routine, but at the end of the day, I found myself blessed by some greater conversations and experiences.  And, I felt more connected to God than usual.  

Can you take the challenge?  6 minutes of every hour.  Tithing your time.  Send me feedback of how you did, highs, lows and etc.  

May your efforts, partial or whole day, be a blessing to you and the world around you.  

Lord, help me to refocus and recommit my time to you.  Amen

Still in One Peace