Making Time for God

We lead such busy lives, don’t we? We spend many hours of our day working inside or outside of the home, make dinner, clean the house, get groceries, try to visit with family and friends, have family time, have me time and all the other events and activities that we have to squeeze into a week. Here and there we hurry off, speeding through the week, thinking we’ll relax later.

Little do we know that the rest we plan on having later is already forgotten and overbooked by the end of the week. Maybe your household is like this, too? Maybe you, too, can relate to the issue of Too-Busy-itus, as Doc McStuffins might call it.

How many times have you said, “We have to get together when we’re not busy,” or “I wish I had time to x, y, z”?

I know I have. More than I’d like.

I know there are so many things I mean to do and so many things I want to do — that includes prayer and taking time with God. I don’t know how “I have a friend in Jesus” still, as the song goes, since I don’t invest nearly as much time in our friendship as He does. No matter what I’m going through or where I’m at, He is always there.

He has never let me down — even though I’ve let him down so many times. I’ll say I’m going to take time for prayer, and then end up dropping the ball just a few days in. Or I’ll say I’ll get into the scriptures and read them every day — but then come up with a myriad of excuses as to why I can’t do that. Embarrassingly enough, I feel like I probably shouldn’t tell you about how much time I spend reading other things like Facebook or news articles — even though “I don’t have time …”

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, we are told of the importance of reading the Bible. “Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work,” it reads. Lately, friends, I’d have to tell you I’ve been more ill-equipped for situations in my life because of this.

I also have “not had time” for as much prayer as usual lately. I honestly don’t know what good excuse I could give since you can literally pray anywhere — but nonetheless, I’m sure I’ve had a few.

Friends, I’ll ask you to join me in a quest to make more time for prayer and reading the Bible. We may not be improving our social life or catching up on the latest hot novel out — but I guarantee our walk with Christ will be much stronger. Grace, mercy and peace to you and yours this week, my friends.