We have no hope for a real meaningful life if God is not the first thing we start with. I have spent the last five days frustrated and tired. Having no true passion in the things that usually bring me great joy. There was only one thing wrong. I was letting life get in the way of my personal time each day with my personal savior. Not spending my mornings reading the Bible, rather choosing things that are not eternal. Not praying without ceasing changes a world of color into a world of gray. As king Solomon puts it in Ecclesiastes 2:11 “… it is vanity and grasping at the wind.”
We must carve out specific time each day to be alone and quiet reading a portion of scripture. It must be intentional or it will not happen. If you have a young family like I do, it usually requires rising early to get time to focus solely on God. I believe if we are faithful in this, it sets the tone for the day. Starting our hearts focused on God brings the world into true focus, changing our perspective into grateful hearts ready to serve.
Beginning in solitude with God the Father gives His dreams and visions for our life. For years I focused on my wants, however, the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted. I would want to be a police officer,business owner, pastor, farmer, real estate broker, writer, speaker, and teacher. I was out of focus with God. I focused on what I wanted to be instead of just focusing on being God’s son.
So if you have not done this, I suggest giving it a try. Sit with your Bible, highlighter, pen, and I use a life journal. Ask God to speak to you and He will be faithful. He will reveal your path for the day givng you hope for tomorrow and the strength for the day.
What are some ways in which you find time to put God first?