Life is interesting. God has a way of showing us things
in the midst of daily life experiences.
Chatting online with a friend, I said, "We should get together
to do something fun -- play a game, sing, or whatever. We haven't
done that in a long time." She jokingly responded, "Fun? What
is that? Who has time for fun anyway?" Nothing came out of it.
No fun no time.
In my mind I thought, We make time for the things we really
want to do. When it comes down to it, it is all a matter
of priorities. In all honesty, I felt a little hurt. If we can't
make time for a friend every now and then, how important is the
Later in the day, the thought popped back into my mind. I said, "Lord, I need to have fun sometimes. Life is so intense with work and obligations. I need a friend who can spend time with me."
That's when I heard the words as clear as day: "SO DO I." It
was a very unexpected reply. Suddenly, I realized that I keep
giving the Lord the same excuses for not spending quality time
with Him. I'm too busy. The day flies by and it is too late to
take some quiet time. In the morning, it gets too rushed too often.
"Priorities, priorities if I'm as important to you as you claim, you would want to spend time with Me a whole lot more."
So there it goes. I stand corrected by my own measuring rule.
I'm sorry, Lord. I must really hurt you a lot with my constant
excuses. Help me to change my priorities so You will know how
important You are to me. I know You don't condemn me, but I sure
want to please You.
Once again, in the midst of the daily hustle and bustle, the
Lord took time to teach me something. Now is time for action.
Join me; let us get our priorities straight. We can use the ultimate
guide for priority setting: God's Word. Listen to Jesus:
Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear
me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share
a meal as friends (Revelation 3:20. NLT).
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