Monday, March 3, 2008

God has been talking to me

Doesn't it excite you when you read a devotion that you know was written for you? God has been talking to me about adjusting my schedule for some time. Now, this morning, I get this message:

This is a portion of the daily devotion today from Journey Magazine:

As a Christian, I am familiar with Matthew 6:33, in which Jesus says "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness." I know God is suppose to be my number one priority, but sometimes I feel so overwhelmed and exhausted. I'm a busy wife and working mother, and I try to put God first. I pray. I go to church. I'm involved in women's ministry. I am not sure what else I could do with my schedule to carve out more time for Him. How can I give him first place in my life consistently?

Have you ever considered how much time you spend on your various activities during a typical day? While many activities are necessary, and we do need time to unwind and relax, some of our time may be wasted. For instance, according to USA Today, the average American spends 4.5 hours watching TV....But putting God first is not just about spending more time doing things for him. Its about being available, listening to Him and doing His will....While waiting in traffic, meditate on scripture. Talk to Him while you clean house.... If you don't feel you spend enough time in God's presence, ask Him to show you where your schedule can be adjusted.


Niki Jolene said...

Bobbi-thanks for visiting my blog today from MPM. This post really spoke to me! My best friends and I were just discussing this yesterday. When our ears and hearts are open, God talks right to us through others. Praise Him!

Unknown said...

I actually felt like that while listening to Joel Olsteen's show yesterday. He talked about not filling your life with material things,rewards, ect. Then I heard a radio show, Christian Working Woman, and the topic was self esteem. Again, they discussed the neverending filling of the material pit.
God is good.

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

Bobbi, thanks for visiting my blog! :)
What a great post. I used to love reading Journey magazine when a friend would pass it on to me, years ago. I had forgotten about it! Have a blessed day.