Busy Spirituality

Do you ever get tired of being busy?

Isn’t it funny how we fill our lives with activity but somehow, we wind up regretting it?  Our lives are cluttered with so many types of “things” that we are distracted from the things of the Lord.

ImageWe have our kids and grandkids in sports.  School programs and extra jobs we must do.  The list doesn’t end there.  We have the “things” that must be done around the house and yet we still have to make room for all the church “things”.  Sometimes we feel more important if our calendars are filled with “things”.

Speaking of calendars, where on your calendar is your time of prayer?  I know you have appointments, but do you have an appointment with the Lord.  You may have doctor’s appointments to go to, but do you have an appointment to spend time with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ?

It has always amazed me that even in the church we keep the calendars full of activities but yet being busy doesn’t mean that we are somehow more spiritual or more alive.  Look at our weekly calendar at the church and find that we have thirty minutes dedicated to prayer out of a week of activities.  Is it the same in our lives?

We seem to schedule the most important element (prayer) out of our lives only to find ourselves too tired to pray.  Too tired to read the Word. 

I challenge you to slow down your life long enough to make sure that your relationship with God comes first.  Your prayer life is more important than activities and even more important than church ministry.  Everything you do in life should come after Prayer.  Adjust your life around spending time with God and watch your life be changed.