Updated: Apr 18, 2018
Most of us have a daily/weekly routine where we wake up, eat breakfast, go to work, eat lunch, continue to work while keeping our eye on the clock waiting for the work day to be over. We then get off, go through the motion of doing our evening activities, for me which consists of picking my daughter up from daycare, fighting the 5 o'clock traffic to get home, arriving home an hour later, cooking dinner, engaging in my daughter's school work, eating dinner, washing dishes, tiding up the house, giving my daughter a bath, and getting myself ready for bed just to wake up and do it all over again the next 4 days while waiting on the weekend to get here. Within this busy schedule, how do I ever find time for God?
I make it a priority to give God time each day. I start by waking up with prayer, scripture reading, and meditation. On my lunch break or throughout my day, I pray, and try to read part of an inspirational book that is focused around God. I am currently reading, (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things by Steven Furtick. In the evenings, I read my Bible, sometimes watch a sermon online, take notes in my study journal, and end my night by talking to God in prayer. God has done so much for me, to where it would honestly be disrespectful to not take time out of my day to give him thanks. I am not trying to condemn anyone who may fall short of giving God time, thanks and praise, but I hope to encourage you to take time out of your busy schedule to just say, "God, I thank you." Thank God for waking you up, and allowing you to see another day. I find myself thanking God for things such as sunshine, rain, and wind, because things we see daily, such as the weather, reminds us that God is amazing and never stops working.
"Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." - James 4:14
We do not know how much time we will have on Earth, therefore, we should not put God off, or say, "Oh, I will dedicate my weekends for God." Even if you do not spend hours engaging in Christ on a daily basis, at least try to read a chapter out of your Bible and meditate on it. Today's technology allows us to have access to our Bibles at all times. You can easily download a Bible App on your phone and have the bible in your hands at all times. Challenge yourself to read a devotional or a few scriptures while you are on your lunch break browsing your social media or looking at the news.
Imagine if the roles were reversed, and God decided that He was too busy to take care or our needs, too busy to protect us from hurt, harm, and danger, too busy to heal us, or too busy to answer our prayers. Take a moment to think about how our lives would be in shambles if God was too busy for us, and start incorporating God into your daily schedule.