Am I Giving Him Enough?

January 25, 2018

Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock! Time doesn't stand still. There is so much to do and very little time. After all, there is only 24 hours in a day. We need time for sleep, time for food, time for the kids, time for our jobs, time for our spouses....the list could go on and on. 


We try to find the right balance, to ensure that nothing important gets left behind. Of course, we have to put in that 8 hours (or more) at the job. If we don't, the bills will pile up. And don't forget we need at least 5-8 hours of sleep. How else are we going to be rested for the job that pays the bills? And yes, we can't forget that hour or two at least, where we must eat during the day. 


There is so much to do and very little time.


Here is the big question. The question no one likes to think about. Have I given enough time to God during my day? With all that needs to get done, have I put God's time on the back burner? Is God's time limited to maybe 3-5 minutes when we wake up in the mornings, a hasty prayer before our meals, and then maybe (if we remember or aren't too tired) another two minutes before bed? And isn't it true that we go to church hoping the sermon isn't too long? After all, we have things to do at home.


We comfort ourselves with the thought that we pray and read our bibles everyday. We neglect to reflect on how much time we spend doing this. Why? Because we would feel guilty, and rightly so. 


So, how can we make it right?


We can do so by taking God with us wherever we go. In fact, we don't even need to take Him because He is already there. God's omnipresence allows Him to be everywhere at once. All we need to do is just acknowledge His presence.


Do not ignore Him. Talk to Him.


So, while travelling to your destination, pick up where you left off in your prayer that morning. You can also try to include Him in your conversations with others during the day. Let Him be with you at work or school. It will probably help you respond more kindly to your boss, co-workers or customers. Then, don't leave Him behind at work at the the end of the day. Travel home with Him. God will guide and protect you on the journey. Don't forget to include Him in your interactions with your family. He loves to be with them too. End the day with a promise to God that you will spend the next day together again.



I am sure He will love that!






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