Time for God

Time for God

Mark 4:19and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. NKJV

Did you know that there are things in your life that can choke your spiritual life if you allow it? Many of these things are not even sins, but rather distractions that can cause your desires and affections to go in the opposite direction from the Lord.  

We must learn to guard our hearts against things that will take up all of our time and attention. We live in a busy, fast-paced world and if you are not careful you can become too busy for God. 

It’s too easy to get so busy, so over- scheduled that you don’t have time to go to church. Our weeks can get filled with school activities, team sports, work, etc. We justify our actions by saying “I worked hard all week, I need a day off.”  Yes, everyone needs a day off, that was God’s idea, but we don’t want to neglect our spiritual life. Nothing should be more important than attending your local church or personal spiritual growth.

You can do the same thing with your daily devotions, “I am too busy to pray or read my Bible today.” May I suggest that if you are that busy, you need to take some things out of your life. Don’t allow yourself to be consumed with everyday things and the cares of life. Learn to prioritize the important things in life.  

You need to see your relationship with God as valuable and important.  

2 Tim 2:4No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. NKJV

The apostle Paul encourages Timothy a young minister, that as a good soldier of Jesus Christ he should not allow his life to be consumed by natural things.  For many of us it’s the everyday things that get our attention, they take our time, and keep us too busy. 

Spend time in His Word and in prayer. Make time for church and worship with a body of believers. These things will keep your heart right and help you keep your priorities in their proper place.  We all have the same choices every day, we all get the same 24 hours, make sure that you make some time for God in your life. 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I ask that you would forgive me if I have let other things come into my life and choke out spiritual things. Help me to prioritize my relationship with you and make time every day to spend with you. Show me where I need to eliminate or cut back on those things that keep me from attending weekly church services. Help me have a stronger desire for the things of the spirit. Help me to live my life in a manner which is pleasing to You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.  


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