Day by Day
So many things in this life are constantly trying to pull for our attention. Children, co-workers, family, friends, church, media, etc. all demand time and energy from us each and every day. It's so hard sometimes to find a balance in the midst of all the chaos going on around us. Even Jesus had distractions and He had to refocus. "At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for Him and when they came to where He was, they tried to keep Him from leaving them." (Luke 4:42) I am constantly having to adjust my time and refocus on what is the most important. Yesterday I was listening to Joyce Meyer and heard her say how we have to be careful always asking God for things and not taking the time to seek the person of God. This Christian life is about having a relationship with God not just always coming to Him with our problems. Sure He cares for us and wants to do big and mighty things in our life, but He ultimately wants fellowship with us. He created us to have a relationship with Him. He will abundantly bless us and meet our needs as we seek Him first and put Him as our highest priority. "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you." (Matthew 5:33) Ultimately our relationship with God will determine the outcome of our lives. We can be as close or as far as we want to with God. It's our decision what we allow to fill up our lives. Are there things I need to let go of, things I need to embrace? I encourage you to take a few moments today and ask God to help you to reevaluate your time. Ask Him what a healthy relationship with Him looks like. And see if there aren't some things you might need to run away from.