Living as a Christian…accepting Christ as Savior…being born again in a spiritual sense of new awareness of self and others and God’s love—whatever words you use to describe or define your faith, they denote a commitment. In aligning yourself with God and discovering God’s purpose and plan you are committing to be faithfully obedient to him.
But are you? Are you truly committed? Or is your relationship with Jesus like your membership at the fitness club…in name only? Jesus wants… no… He expects…even demands more from us than a name-only commitment.
Time and again we read in God’s Word that to be a Christ is who you are—not what you do.
“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Making Time for Jesus At Home
So how do I make time for Jesus at home?
Life is busy. I know that. But you cannot allow your life to become too busy to recognize, communicate, and serve God. It starts with an attitude of acknowledgement.
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” ~Romans 1:21
When you acknowledge Jesus as the giver of life and all its blessings, you will be more inclined to…
• Give thanks throughout the day.
• Give thanks for your home as you put away the laundry, empty the dishwasher, flip on the lights, and feel the water run down your back as you shower.
• Give thanks for those with whom you share your home and your daily life.
An important key is to be more aware of what you allow into your home—TV shows, music, books, social media, etc.. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. ~James 4:8
Don’t just live life—pray it.
Pray for wisdom. Pray for answers. Pray for guidance.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; honor the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your heart.” ~Proverbs 3:5-8
Making time for Jesus in your home doesn’t require you to find extra hours in the day. It simply means including Jesus…making Him a part of each part of your day by:
• Talking to God about the big, little, and in-between things of life
• ‘Testing’ the decisions you make according to what the Bible says
• Recognizing God as the LORD of your life through your faith and obedience to His will
Jesus warns us against being lukewarm (Revelation 3:16). Don’t let this be you. Make time for Jesus all day every day.
Reverend Bill McBride, pastor