I have for a long while now thought about time. The thought is that if we are to give God all of our first fruits, and no one would argue that our time is our most valuable commodity, should we tithe our time? That would mean at a minimum, if we use Abraham and all of our good teaching as an example, we would dedicate at least 2.4 hours per day wholly to God. Would that revolutionize the spiritual walk of most of us, or what? And what if we actually applied the principle of offerings to our time, and gave more? Could you only imagine?
How much more would we pray for the missionaries who are putting feet to the Gospel around the globe? How much more would we lift up our pastors who are dedicating their lives to encourage and exhort an apathetic and spiritually anemic flock? How many orphans and widows indeed would receive the blessing of us practicing true religion, and helping them out instead of just pretending we don't even see their need?
Please don't misunderstand me. I am not saying we do nothing in those few example areas. But do we all, or even a few of us dedicate close to 17 hours a week to reading, prayer, ministering? Would to the furthering of the Kingdom of God that we did!
Sometimes I wish I didn't have these kind of thoughts, because they are really convicting. Especially if I actually thought they were given to me from God, himself. That would be really tough to ignore...