Monday 5.13.13

If you were to sit down and draw a pie diagram of your time spent during the day, what would get the largest percentage?  Work, family, chores, etc..  How much of it would be praying, reading God’s word?  Being the most guilty of this, I let the busyness of life rule my day.  Life changes.  I can remember when I was younger, with time to kill, bored, just wanting something to do.  The older I get, having more responsibilities, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day.  One thing for sure, when I let my quiet time become obsolete, things don’t go so well.  I don’t seem to have clear discernment.  I may get really upset about something that if I had taken the time to prepare my mind and my heart for the day, I would have been able to handle it better.

We prioritize by putting God last instead of first.  We do this because we know he will be there when we need him.  Have you ever had someone do this to you personally?  They never call you or come see you unless they need something.  This is how most of us treat our heavenly Father. He desires a relationship with us to help us.  Sometimes we never seem to find the time unless we have something bad happen and we are looking for comfort or guidance.

I think Satan’s greatest tool to deter us from the Lord is time.  There are so many things that pull us in different directions these days.  We find ourselves in a mess and wondering how we got there.  If we make time to have a relationship with our Creator, he will direct or paths.  Our diagram will not be off balanced in one area.  We will have a better balance life which leads to better decisions.

 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:6

8 Replies to “Monday 5.13.13”

  1. Very true, thank you Erik!! It is way too easy to put God on the back burner and let life get in the way.

  2. Well said Erik. He gives us every good thing, yet we (I) give Him so little in return. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. It is amazing how He puts things in our path when we need it the most. It doesn’t matter if it is a conversation with someone, a song on the radio, or even a post on a website; our Father is always speaking to us. Erik you hit the mark. I do not want to even try to speak for anyone else, but for me I would say that I need to take more quiet time and just stop and listen to our Father. I am so thankful for the friends/family I have made since November. It truly has changed my life in many ways over and again I believe that it was God that put Shawn Johnson in my path, even though it took way to long for me to hear what was being said. I could go on for awhile because there is a stirring inside me tonight but maybe another time. Thank you Erik for everything you do and for just being the person you are to each of us in the gym and to me. Thank you and may God continue to bless you and your family; personal and in the gym.

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