Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 7 Adar II | March 2022 - Page 6

FREE TIME

M A K I N G U S E O F U N S C H E D U L E D T I M E S
B E N J A M I N J U S T E R
It has been said that the Kingdom of God expands fastest in evenings and weekends . Why is this so ?
For most of us , we spend the majority of our workday time “ on task .” Rightly so . The focus is doing the best that we can to satisfy the needs of the organization or clients .
Though diligence , excellence , integrity , and service in the workplace can be a powerful witness of our life in Yeshua , that alone will not build the Kingdom .
In my many years of leading small groups and in congregational eldership , I ’ ve observed that how the members view and manage their free time is crucial to a healthy community . There is simply no shortcut to growing in community than that which you dedicate your “ free time ” to build .
I ’ ve often said , “ But this is my ‘ free time ’ when I need to recharge and have it all to myself .” This mindset requires an adjustment . Just as tithing is just giving a small percentage back of everything that already belongs to the Lord , all of my time also belongs to the Lord
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