With all the new technology and “toys” we have, you’d think that Americans would have so much leisure time to enjoy life. But – no, that’s not how it is. It seems that the more efficient we are, the quicker the empty time slot gets filled!
So, where am I going with all this talk about time? And here it is: in talking with Christians, I have learned that many of them just don’t find the time to get into God’s Word and feed their spirits the way they really should. And the reason is that they are so preoccupied with the busyness of life that at the end of the day, they’re so tired that all they can do is plop in front of the TV and veg.
But I want to look at another side of this issue. What if God said the same thing to you when you went to Him with a problem to solve? What if He said He was just too busy today but maybe next week He’ll have more time? After all, there’s no one who’s busier than God Who’s answering requests and petitions 24/7 and even on holidays!
Brothers and sisters, time is not our problem for the most part. Granted, there are days we’re busier than others, but in the long run, we really do have time to spend with the Lord on a daily basis. The real issue here is, “Do you WANT to spend time with the Lord?”
Remember, everything with God is a heart/faith issue. He knows your schedule and He knows whether you’re really too busy or just too lazy. Neither one of those things is good. If we’re too busy to spend time with the Creator of the universe, the One Who has made every provision for us to live victoriously on planet earth, then, brothers and sisters, we’re just too busy!
Since we’re starting a new year, now is a good time to revamp some of our old habits and make new ones like spending quality time with the Lord each day and getting into His Word so that we can develop our faith and be the men and women of faith and power He has called us to be. We’re His hands and feet on this earth and if we don’t do what He has called us to do, it won’t get done!
Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV) 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.