Where Does the Time Go?

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How do you spend your day? There are many different ways that a person can arrange their time in an average day. Sometimes it starts off with the most important things, other times it starts off with the least important things. How a person prioritizes their daily tasks, responsibilities, and the time that is allotted to them; tells a lot about where the person’s values lie. The arrangement of a day and its priorities can also show where a person’s heart is focused, their heart’s desires.

Let us take a moment to reflect upon what an average day is like…

…Wake up, head for the coffee, prepare yourself for the day, grab something to eat  and the travel mug as you head out the door. Rush through traffic on your way to work. Rush back home after your work day is done. Prepare dinner, eat, relax in front of the TV, and then off to bed in preparation to start the whole day over. With this average day the person is always rushing to get somewhere, hurrying through things, does not have the time for anything else except work and getting to the next task on the list.

…Wake up, prepare breakfast for the family and make lunches, eat, see each family member out the door. House cleaning, errands, lists, appointments, and dinner to prepare. Sending children off to bed, then off to bed yourself. With this average day the person is focused on taking care of the family and has many tasks that they never seem to complete in one day.

Your day may be like either one of these examples or it may be something totally different. The question is though, “what gets priority in your day” and “how much of your time do you spend with what you desire most”? There are so many occasions when a person can be heard saying, “there is not enough time in a day” or “I had other circumstances come up which I had to attend”.

God created everything and provides for our every daily need. He is always there 24/7 waiting for our call. He knows our actions and thoughts before we commit to them. He knows what is in our heart, if we truly are willing or if we are just going through the motions. For all that God does for us, how much time do we spend with Him? Do we put Him first or do we squeeze Him in wherever we can fit Him (without crowding time away from our other activities)? Do we value God and set Him at top priority? Is God what we desire most or are we desiring; a new car, a new house, a new job, more money, new clothes, jewelry, and many other things that the world has to offer?

Where do we place God in our day? When you love someone, don’t you want to spend every moment you can with that person? When you want to get to know someone, don’t you find out and discover all that you can about them? God loves us very much, He sent His only Son to die for our sins and to face unimaginable punishment, for us (for you). Do we love God just as much? Do we show it in our average day? Do we have a spot set aside for Him among all of our daily tasks?

I ask all who read this to set aside a time each day to spend with God. Let the amount of time that you spend with Him be of a quantity that shows He is what you desire and value in your life. Let nothing interrupt this time that you have set aside; because there will arise lots of distractions. Show God how much you love Him today, give Him your time!

“And he shall live , and to him be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.” -Psalm 72:15 [KJV]

“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” -Acts 6:4 [KJV]

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” -James 5:16 [KJV]

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” -Colossians 3:16 [KJV]

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