Have you felt that at one point that you are so busy that you lose track of time for God? Do you feel that you don’t have the time in the day to spend time with God? Have you felt that you are empty by the end of the day, with nothing left in you? To most people the answer is YES, we have too busy during the day that we lost track of time to spend some time to with God and the day is over.
There has been a common response to the question of how are doing is; “I’ve been extremely busy.” The same applies to our unattended duties. We have been too busy to pay attention to how we live ourselves; we have been working ourselves to death.
We live in a fast-paced, hectic world with so many deadlines to meet. When it comes to the end of the day, we feel like we have survived hurricane.
In our daily schedules be it at school or at work, we have time to most of our daily routine and every second we get, we surround ourselves with other people but we fail in finding time to spend with God alone. We then tend to tell ourselves that we shall get time with God later in the day or in the week, postponing but it never happens. At times we attempt to replace this time with Biblical quotes and verses from social media (Facebook and Twitter) rather than going God’s entire word. How can we have a relationship with God outside from spending time in His word? If we say we are Christians, the one constant thing in our daily schedule should be time with God through His word and prayer.
We have no excuse to make that we can not find time to spend with God. Jesus was also busy as he lived. Everyday he left to go out, crowds of people followed him ad he would healed them. With him being so busy, you would say that he did not have time to spend with God, the Father. This was not the case;
“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” Mark 1:35
“Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” Luke 6:12
From the gospel of Luke and Mark we learn that Jesus put the crowds and his schedules aside to spend time with God. He even went to an extent of frequently communing with God for long hours into the night. One thing that stands out is that we and Jesus had one common thing; the need to be commune with God. In place of the Jesus’ crowd, we have our friends whom we are in their company mostly.
Lesson Learnt: Let us put aside time in our daily routine to spend with God. There is always time that we can spend with. Find a place and time that it will be you and God only.