Week 1: Focus Our Time
Five minutes with God each day
Monday: 1 Cor. 3:23 says, “You belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” How might Jesus want you to use your day? Ask him in prayer. Close with the Lord’s Prayer, noting especially the Third Petition, “Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.”
Tuesday: Matt. 5:14 says, “You are the light of the world.” How might you shine God’s light for someone else today? Ask Jesus to fill you with his light, to shine through you so that others might feel his love.
Wednesday: Gal. 5:22-23 says, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” How might God be working to make the “soil of your soul” more fertile? Ask God to make your life fruitful for God’s sake today.
Thursday: Gal. 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” How might you help another person bear their burden today? Ask God in prayer. Perhaps you might just sit and listen – Wayne Muller calls this “being Sabbath for another.”
Friday: Ps. 105:1 says, “O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.” How has God touched you during this week? Give thanks to God this morning for all that God has done for you: life, family, home, labor, Jesus and his love…
Saturday: This day, ask God to help you be unbusy. Offer this day, or part of this day (even five minutes!), as Sabbath to God. Focus on simple blessings – family, friendships, food, a good book, or whatever gives you rest and joy.