Seeking God: My full attention

Reading: Psalm 33:1-12

Christ: Spend some time with me today. Just for a moment put all your worries and cares in a jar on the shelf and focus on Me. I merely spoke and the heavens were created. I breathed and the stars were born. Do you realize then, that if I can do these things, I could surely love you better thank your tiny mind can imagine? Be still with me today and get to know me. For time is what all relationships need.

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Think: What kind of time do I spend with Jesus? Distracted time, worried time, clock-watching time. How can I make the most of the small quiet time I have cut out for myself, instead of whiling it away by distractions of daily life? Perhaps this is a warning that I’m trusting in the busyness of life to make me feel accomplished. But my busyness doesn’t save me, Jesus does.

Pray: Dear Jesus, Thank you for loving to spend time with us. Thank you for your tender care for all our daily hurdles. Sometimes I put more trust in the things that I do for you, than in you yourself. Help me to recognize this as it’s happening and give me the strength and reserve to flip that trust over to you. Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I rest in you. Let me sing a new song to you with my life today and seek to find your unfailing love. Amen.

The “catch-up” illusion

When a day of school is missed, we make up a test. When we get behind at work, we must stay late to finish. When it becomes impossible to make ends meet, we use a credit card to get by. We must earn and pay back the money borrowed.

It seems like the logical thing to do, but making up for borrowed time is all an illusion. The time has already passed! I think I’m”playing catch-up”, as they say, but really, I am stealing time that was appointed for other things.

It is already January 5th and I’ve already failed to meditate on daily scripture about 3 days out of 5. My problem is that I immediately dismiss that fact and tell myself I’ll do it later, but I’ll do all of it in one sitting. That gives me a temporary reprieve and I can continue doing whatever it was that I was doing. That isn’t the point!

All my life I have labored under the idea of making up for lost time, but no more. Today I will focus on what’s important and there is no better time than the present!