Time can be a Christians worst enemy. We all feel there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our time each day is consumed with work, family, friends, taking care of our homes and the list goes on. We all have a physical or mental “To Do List” that never gets completed. Each day we continue to add new items that need to be done, but where does God fit into our daily “To Do List”? The truth is God tends to be the first thing cut from our list if he ever made it on our list. We say things like God will understand because he knows how busy I am. I haven’t found anywhere in the Bible where God said just get to me when you can.
We wonder why we stay so stressed, overwhelmed, irritable, edgy, negative, and all the other adjectives we use to describe our emotional or mental state when we have removed God from our daily life. God is the God of peace and He brings peace to our lives. All the emotions listed come when we are not spending quality time with God. God puts everything into perspective in our lives. God will help us eliminate the unnecessary things from our lives and remind of us what is important. The more time you spend with God the stronger your faith is, so you worry less about the difficulties that come up in your life. You know that God will do what his Word says, and he will take care of you. We may go through storms, but we know God will not let us be defeated. His Word says all things work together for our good.
Philippians 4: 6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
As I read this verse I was thinking if we pray about everything, give thanks for everything, and make our request known to God all these require time with God. When we do these things the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. In Proverbs he tells us to guard or keep your heart will all diligence for out of it springs the issues of life. In Colossians He tells us to set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. When you are not spending time with God your heart and mind can begin to entertain the things of the world and these things pull you further away from God. To keep our hearts and minds on him we must spend time with him.
It saddens me to think that our Creator, and the Creator of time gets the least amount of our time. The one who sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to die for each and every one of us is the first thing removed or replaced on our “To Do List.” How are we supposed to show the lost the importance of Jesus Christ when we don’t even give Him the time of day ourselves? How are we supposed to witness or help lead someone to Jesus Christ when we don’t spend enough time in the Bible to be able to answer any of their questions. Let’s make a choice today to spend more time with God each day.
Thank you for reading and hope you have a great day in Jesus Christ!!