Life is busy. Hard. Chaotic. Frustrating. Overwhelming. When I feel get stuck in the busy-ness, I often kick into survival mode. Just getting through the day, the week, the month. Before I know it, time has slipped away and I wonder where it went. During these times, it’s easy to let things go. Important things.
Many times,the first thing we let go is time with God. Our Bible is little more than a dust catcher on a table. Our thoughts rarely turn to Him. Then, we suddenly need Sunday morning to play catch up around the house…. or to finally take a moment to sleep in and rest. Next thing you know, your relationship with Him consists of hardly more than a verbal acknowledgement that He is Lord.
In order to experience a true relationship with Him, to experience His power in our lives, to feel His presence in our hearts, we must be willing to draw to Him. And that means spending time with Him, praying with Him, reading His word, and, yes, even serving Him.
Overwhelmed at that thought? I understand. But if you can, just for a moment, look past the commitment required, and ponder over the possibilities of living with Him as the center of your life. Peace. Comfort. Contentment. Joy. Excitement. Grace. Mercy. Love. Security. Assurance. I could go on and on…
Today, take some time to reflect on your life. And your relationship with Him. The Bible is filled with promises. Do you believe them? Do you believe God can and will do what He says? Where does He truly stand in your list of priorities? What keeps you from moving Him to the top of the list where He belongs…. and keeping Him there? Believe it or not, even in the midst of trials and chaos, you can have comfort and peace. But a real relationship with Him is required.
You must seek Him.
You must be thirsty for Him.
You must long for Him.
Seek Him with your whole heart, your mind, and your spirit.
Commit your time and your life to Him.
He will not let you down.
He is your God.