I have been of late, convicted about how much time I let go by without taking advantage of the minutes given to me, by the grace of God. We are ever drawing near to the end of life, and we should be redeeming every minute. The principle prayer and aim of Christians should be that we “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10 ESV). There are ways that we can grow doing some of the most mundane things like working at our desks, running or biking down the trail, or even driving to work.
Here are a few of my favorite sites to help me accomplish this:
The Center for Public Theology – Latest episode focuses on death in the age of endless living. More is written about ageless creams and living your best life now then on preparing for death and dying well. Christians may fear the processes of death, but we do not fear death itself. Jesus has conquered death and we are going to be with Him.
Doctrine and Devotion -Joe Thorn and his elder candidate Jimmy Fowler discus church doctrinal issues and why these things matter in the life of a congregation. Or does it? Their playful banter lightens the air and helps the listener to engage the current topic.
White Horse Inn – Here is one of my favorite sites. The White Horse Inn is a 1 hour broadcast hosted by Dr. Michael Horton, Dr. Rod Rosenbladt, and Dr. Kim Riddlebarger. Each contributor working in the field of higher Christian education or in the ministry at some level. Each episode, like Doctrine and Devotion, seeks to mine the depths of church history and how these topics should affect the life of the individual Christian and the church as a whole.
The Briefing – This is your answer to the secular mainstream media’s “news” outlets. Dr. Albert Mohler gives a 30 minute briefing of current news events, then provides commentary from a Christian perspective, as a Christian intellectual, to help God’s people shape their worldview; applying a biblical mindset. Instead of turning on CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC, grab your coffee and listen to The Briefing.
I hope this helps in finding ways to fill “your time” throughout the day. Knowledge is important for us as long as it leads to our understanding God and living a life that seek to please Him. Let this drive you to “make disciples” of Christ, being informed and giving an answer to a world with many questions.