December 2, 2011
Take the kids to school. Get to work. Go to the gym. Take kids to soccer practice. Walk the dog. Cook dinner. Do laundry. Make the kids’ lunches. Help them with homework. Sleep. Repeat.
We’re all busy. Well, maybe not all of us… but as humans, the majority of us strive to survive and we want the best for ourselves and our families. We know as Christians that our relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important relationship that we can have. To ask it simply, how much time do you invest in God on a regular basis?
We get into the swing of things and figure if we can just get through life with very little obstacles and we squeeze in the Sunday morning worship services, we can still have a good relationship with God.
If you are a pastor, you are more likely to spend a good amount of time each day with God. If you work in a church, you might feel like you are surrounded by godly people and you therefore have a good amount of time to think about or talk to God. If you are like me, going to church once or twice a week and praying sporadically throughout the day makes you a “good Christian”. It doesn’t hurt, but ask me how much time each week that I set aside to study my Bible. I don’t even want to tell you… it’s not good.
Anyway, with all of that said, it’s important to remember through all of the hustle and bustle that we reserve just enough time each day for God as we do for watching TV, surfing the internet or decorating the house.
I might be preaching to the choir here, so if that’s the case, it’s something that I just need to tell myself (and act on).
Do you set aside daily or weekly time for devotionals? What are your worship habits?