Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Too Busy?

My schedule’s been very hectic lately. I’m buried under a gargantuan workload which I’m trying to cram between family obligations (some of them very fun), especially during this season. Sound familiar? And I don’t always give myself permission to spend time praying and reading the Word every morning.

Lately I’ve been wondering why I don’t. Am I just so trusting of God and that He’s got everything that I’m finally no longer trying to micromanage Him? (ouch) Or am I that nonchalant about my life’s issues right now? (Uh… no. I certainly spend enough time worrying about them.)

Or, have I lost sight of the fact that spending time with God will not, does not put me behind on my goals for the day, does not/will not sabotage my crazy busy workday. In fact, the opposite is true. If I can keep Him first, even tithe my time, I will have victories, productivity. Breakthroughs. It’s in worship we have breakthroughs, so in reality when I neglect my time with God, I’m sabotaging my daily schedule. (This is starting to hurt.)

But I used to feel that by spending my time with God I was earning His favor. What’s more, if I didn’t, I felt condemned and fearful that things would fall apart. That’s just as much bondage.

So, why do we pray? Why do we worship, get to the secret place, and commune with our Creator?

Because we love Him.

So let love woo you back to that special place with Him. After this past busy couple of weeks, that’s exactly what I intend to do. Now, where is my Bible and journal…? Crank up the worship music, Jesus is here.


Angie Arndt said...

Busyness is such a convenient excuse, isn't it? I've been guilty of the thinking that if I spend time with Him, I'd be earning His favor, too. But we miss the whole point when we do that, don't we?

Thanks for reminding me that we are the ones who are blessed when we spend time with Him.

Annette M. Irby said...

He's sooo good to show us that He wants us close to Him. That changes everything. Hugs, my friend.