There’s a saying that goes, “What you put in, you get out.”
We use this when trying to motivate our kids to stick with an activity: “Come on Johnny, unless you put time into karate, you’re not going to enjoy it.”
Or we coach ourselves with this same advice: “Okay Me, if I master accounting, it’ll pay off eventually.”
It’s sort of a cause-and-effect thing. We expect an equal return on our investment.
But there’s one area that defies this logic. It’s your Christian life.
You may spend just four minutes reading God’s word, but his living word transforms your world.
You may spend just three minutes in a worship song, but draw near to the God of the universe.
You may spend just two minutes in prayer, but it revives you for the day.
And you may spend just one minute thinking about Jesus, but you get swept up in his supremacy.
This is where the balance breaks down.