What if I told you that you could completely change your life by adding just one thing to your day?
What if I told you that the one thing would only take 1% of your total day?
Would you do it? You’d be crazy not to!
Actually the 1% idea isn’t my own. I borrowed it from a post that my church placed on Facebook asking all of us to commit to spending 1% of our day reading the Bible and praying. So, I was curious. How long is 1% of a day?
With 1440 minutes making up a day, 1% of a day is 15 minutes.
Honestly, I was surprised. 1% seems like such a miniscule amount. On some days, 15 minutes can seem like a huge chunk.
But then I think about how I waste 15 minutes. Every. Single. Day. A little Facebook here, Pinterest there. Day dream here, TV show there. The 15 minutes is gone, never to be available again. 15 minutes that I use to simplify or “better” my life. 15 minutes that I use to escape reality.
15 minutes each day reading the Bible, worshiping, and praying.
Listen. I know you are busy. I get it. I used to think I was too busy for quiet time too. I require my sleep, I thought. I’ll do it later, I compromised. God understands my season of life, I justified. All excuses. Truthfully, they were lies from the enemy that I was believing.
It took time but God showed me that 1% of my day is a very small sacrifice for me to give up. Actually, He showed me that my life depended on that 1% of my day. I can not keep going on my own strength. I have to begin my day laying down my agenda and taking His yoke (Matthew 11:30).
So, I ask you…will you commit to spending 1% of your day reading the Bible and praying? I don’t care who you are or what you do each day, every single one of us has 15 minutes to turn off the world and focus on the Creator of the world.
Will you commit?
Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, I didn’t either. But you can learn along with me in my free ebook “A Quiet Time, Worth the Time.” In it I share mistakes I made and what God has taught me along the way. It’s an honest account of how God has made Himself real and personal to a girl who only knew Him as a distant Father.