We use the term “full-time Christian service” as a calling in the Christian life. I ask you to stop and think about that term.
Are you telling me that there can be “part-time Christian service?”
Are you saying that there can be “unemployed Christianity?”
Full time: occupying or using the whole of someone’s available working time, typically 40 hours in a week.
Part time: for only part of the usual working day or week.
Unemployed: without a paid job but available to work, not in use.
So according to the term “full-time Christian service,” using the definitions given, I at most can be a Christian 40 hours a week. The other 128 hours, I can do whatever I want. No one ever uses “part-time Christian service,” but that would mean I can be a Christian for 20-40 hours a week.
When you get saved and become a Christian, you should be an “All-the-time Christian.” Not just 40 hours a week, not just 20+ hours a week, and definitely don’t sit there on the sideline not in use!
Christianity isn’t a job, at least it shouldn’t be. It is a decision to be like Christ. Christianity and Christian service isn’t something that you should be paid for. If you are blessed and have a job at a church that you get paid for, then strive to be the best at whatever position you are paid for. But your Christian service shouldn’t be dictated by that paycheck. If that is the case, than those paid by a church should in all reality, be better Christians than everyone else….because they get paid for it! But I can tell you this, I have met great Christians, great servants of Christ, who have never received a paycheck from a church….because Christian service isn’t a job, it is a responsibility that falls on us as a Christian.
So let’s not be focused on being “in full-time Christian service” but let’s focus on being a Christian all-the-time and being a Christian servant!
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despiser the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, ot the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15If you would like to “Help Caleb get his smile back!” You can donate, support, or buy some merch from the links below…