Sometimes I think it's helpful to know, very practically, what people do with regards to their faith.
I remember when I met Francis Chan wanting to just ask him, how much do you pray and when? Where do you go to pray. Real practical details!
So anyway, one thing I've realized about myself is that it's really helpful for me to have blocks of time scheduled in my calendar to pray, read Scripture, and be with other Christians so that God can work through all of those things.
Here's what that looks like right now:
10:00a Get to church 30 min. early to talk to people
All-day Whitney and I literally block Sundays from work and big trips
6:30a I hop on a 60 min. call to pray with guys from the Philly New Canaan Society Chapter
5:30p I hop on a 45 min. call to talk life with New Canaan Society guys from across the country
All-day I typically fast, replacing meals with prayer
6:30a I meet guys from my church for breakfast and to check-in on life, we also often read a book
6:00p Monthly a group of guys talks life as part of the New Canaan Society Philly Chapter
7a Once a month I grab breakfast with guys from the New Canaan Society Philly Chapter
11a Every week I hop on a 1-hour call with a dear brother to talk about our ministry in common, writing about our faith journey
Above and beyond this, there is my own unscheduled time in Scripture, in prayer, and in fellowship, which has times of intensity and times when it is less so. I like that it isn't schedule or formulaic, but I also very much appreciate the discipline and rhythm that this schedule has provided for my faith.
By no means am I saying this is the right amount, for some its not possible, for others it wouldn't be enough. I yearn for a time when I do far more, Whitney and I are eyeing volunteering to at church and admire people who are more active in ministry or leading worship and all the extra time that entails.
In closing, as I've alluded to in this recent blog post about building a deep church family, I think making these kinds of sacrifices of time are essential, not to mention Biblically sound, and I hope this is helpful and an encouragement to some of my brothers and sisters in Christ.