S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles
S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles

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S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks
S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks

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S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E070,  A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E070, A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E041, Resting Is Proactive! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

Avatar Andy B | 16/05/2022

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Holidays. From the south of France to Alaska, from Venezuela to New Zealand, people like holidays, and we all need downtime, one way or another, to help recharge those batteries so we can serve God better.

Do you see your holiday as time for you? Or do see holiday as an opportunity to give to God in a different way?

If you are able to enjoy some annual leave, remember that the skill and health that God gave you – that enables you to have a job – is the very reason you are entitled to some time away from that same job.

The bible talks about tithing in the old testament, and this is a great starting place when we consider our giving through the focus of the New Testament. But our money is just as valuable to God as our time. Perhaps, in some ways, our time is even more valuable than any physical things we can bring to God, because our time is influenced by our heart, and our heart is what God loves more than anything else we can bring.

So, do you see your time as your time, or as time that God has blessed you with?

Is God, perhaps, asking you to use the time you have available in a different way? Perhaps a way that means you need to sacrifice some of that well earned annual leave and holiday?

Just a thought…

Andy B

0:00
Okay so another Andy B 2 Minute Video. And I've been thinking a little bit about holidays, about resting, downtime. What does the balance between work and rest look like? What should it look like? What should we be doing on holidays?

0:20
'Cos Jo and I have just done another podcast episode of Marriage Matters, looking at Work Hard and Play Hard. How do you balance between working and playtime? How do you, how do you balance that if you've got different excited, different excitements? Maybe you like the desert, and hot, dry, arid places, and you're the person that likes the snow? Well, you're gonna have to come to a compromise of some sort, where you can both be happy. So that's what we're looking at.

0:46
But this got me thinking about our time because we think about tithing, we think about an Old Testament method that was used to give to God, give to the temple, give to the priests, and it was a tithe. You gave a 10th of your earnings.

1:00
If we move on to the New Testament, now, it's not just giving a 10th, it's a good starting place, but it's not all we're supposed to do. We don't just religiously hand across 10% of our earnings. Now we need to give of who we are, and 'give generously' says the Bible. But actually giving money is one thing, giving of our harvest is another. But actually giving of our time is something that perhaps we're like, 'Oh, well, this is my time'.

1:23
Maybe you've got a couple of weeks holiday coming up, 'Well that's my time, I work very hard. This is my time, I'm, why would I tithe that to God? Why would I give some of this to God?'

1:33
But, actually, the purpose and the whole point of New Testament giving, which doesn't delete tithing as bad or irrelevant, but it kind of, it's the completion of i,t after Jesus came. Well, that's not about giving a 10th, it's about giving of yourself. And actually giving of yourself isn't just stuff and money. It's also your time. So do give you time to church? Would you take your two week holiday and think I'm going to give my two week holiday to God? Because I've only got that holiday because of health? Because God's given me a job which entitles me to a holiday? Would you use that for God?

2:07
So it got me thinking about how we give money, but would we be quite so generous with our time? With our well earned, two week break? Would you sacrifice some of that to serve in your local church? I don't mean an hour of an evening. I mean, give them three or four days. Could you do that?

2:23
Maybe God's prompting you to do just that?

2:25
Maybe it's not the local church. Maybe it's a national church or the global church, you go off and you help in a mission field somewhere for a week.

2:34
Just a thought.

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Written by Andy B


Comments

This post currently has 4 responses.

  1. Alan Kearns

    16/05/2022 at 22:32

    Wow! What a challenging “thought” Andy. As I listened it occurred to me for some folk giving money is the easy soft option in contrast to giving personal time. You certainly have given me something to think about, even though I am restricted by health and home. It is certainly something to pray about. Thank you brother!

    • BerryBunch.family

      17/05/2022 at 11:37

      None of us is without a place in God’s family. And that, to me, means we all have plenty to contribute. Sure, the modern church tends to value money and status but, thankfully, God does not.

      We’ve never been blessed with lots of money. But we have been blessed with time and opportunity, passion and inspiration – and that’s something worth sharing 🙂

      Thanks Alan

      Andy B

  2. Gospelroad#66

    17/05/2022 at 13:30

    Great message! It’s always a challenge when it comes down to our time, but it’s such a great way to offer sacrificially to God. Time is very valuable and your message spoke to me as lately I have been thinking about how I spend my time. God bless

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