You probably don’t need statistics to tell you we are busy. It’s hard for us to spend significant amounts of time with God.
But when we fill our schedules every minute of the day, we lose focus. We get wrapped up in things that aren’t important and just don’t matter…. I realized that I spend a lot of time on interesting but unimportant things. I put a lot of hope, time, energy, money, and passion into following sports, but I am always supporting teams that let me down (I am a Cleveland fan after all).
Then I realized I also follow a lot of important things in this world, but they too will let me down. Family, friends, job, house, and money are all important, but all of them will let you down at some point….
We fill our lives with interesting and even important things, but fail to create time for Jesus, the most important thing! We need to say “No” to many good things, so we can say “Yes” to the best thing. What’s amazing is that we spend time, money and energy on things that will let us down, but Jesus will never fail us. He will never leave us or forsake us. We are focused on the wrong things!…
We need to get more serious about spending quality time with God, even times of solitude where it’s just us and God. In solitude, we purposely abstain from interaction with other human beings and shut ourselves off from other distractions.
Jesus modeled this…. Many times Jesus sought out places to either rest or pray, which were both ways of being alone with God. If Jesus needed this time, how much more do we!
(Source: Zach Zehnder, Red Letter Challenge, pp. 58-60.)
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