This is a guest blog by Richard Chamberlain. You can follow him on twitter @rdcramblings

Most Christians spend their life focusing on trivialities – and by that I almost certainly mean YOU! I know many who spend more time watching tv than reading their Bible. They spend more time on Facebook than in prayer. They use more money on entertainment than they give to the work of God. If that is you enjoy it – your reward is going to be small in heaven.

 

 

Take a moment to think about your life, your ministry, your witness, your walk with God. Most of the time it looks like you want to impress men rather than impress God.

Many Christians have forgotten that Jesus never spoke of his followers being Christians – he used the word Disciple – Greek (the language the New Testament was written in), Mathetes, ‘one who learns instruction from another’. 269 times this is used in the New Testament, all other names like believers, followers are insignificant compared to this one word.

Being a disciple isn’t about what you shouldn’t do – it is about who you are. You put Jesus first in everything – including your call, your career, your time and your use of money. Your thoughts and actions are focused on loving, serving and glorifying God in all you do.

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” Mark 12:28-30

Don’t waste your life – it is more valuable than you think.

Richard Chamberlain is a missionary from UK to India. He has served number of ministries in and around India. Check http://www.m-b-t.org/http://bob-gordon.spirit-and-word.com/

P.S – Don’t miss next Thursdays blog on “Parenting the youth wisely”