That obviously must be true because I didn’t make much time, if any, for God last week in my busy life. I was involved in crisis management and God took a backseat in my life. Too little prayer, bible reading/meditation, tweets, and no posts on this site. And what I did do had little thought and inspiration behind it.
“Do you love me?” John 21:17
I’m hearing Jesus’ question to Peter ring in my ears as I start this new week. You certainly don’t love someone you spend little time with, much less just thinking about during the day. Satan loves to stroke the fires under our busy lives so that we blot out all time for God. Spending less time with God is a big win for the devil. And, we may not know it, but spending less time with God is a huge loss for us.
God never goes anywhere. He is always less than a heartbeat away. We are the ones who turn our backs on God. This precious world of ours becomes way too important and more real than some seemingly untouchable higher being. That’s why so many things in this world are so very wrong and out of control. The Bible tells some great stories of what happened to the Israelites’ precious world every time they turned their back on God.
This past week was a step back for me and a big wakeup call. I simply don’t want to live a life where God—Father, Son, and Spirit—are not at the center of it. A life lived without God is a life not lived—it’s a dead end.
I’m making time for God this week. Not just pockets of time but trying to bring God back into the center of my life.
Have a great, God-filled week!