God has been teaching me a lot lately, but one thing that has really spoken to me recently is that we must draw closer to Him to make our relationship with Him stronger. He can’t do it all and we have to take time for Him.
It’s always nice to have things around us that we enjoy and have close friends nearby, but here is my challenge for you this week. Let’s reflect on how much we truly want a relationship with our Savior and let’s make sure that we don’t leave God hanging by a thread. I am so guilty in this area right now, and I am definitely not pointing fingers at anyone particular. I know I haven’t been taking enough time out of my day to spend with God and I know I have to change this. That’s why I’m writing this post, so ya’ll can help me be more accountable.
Let’s face it. The lives we live nowadays are crazy busy. We usually get tired more easily and normally, when we do have time to sit down to relax at the end of the day, we want to do something fun like check emails, get on Facebook, or read an “enjoyable” book in bed, right? Is anyone else with me here? Between school, babysitting, cleaning, laundry, and everything else in between. Life can get pretty exhausting sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and everyone in it, but sometimes I just need some “free time”…
We must take time out for Him each day. He always has time for us, right? So why do we keep putting our Bible aside to read a more “enjoyable” book, talk to a friend or family member, or watch a movie before bed? We’re human. We want other people’s approval and opinions on things.
You know what? God’s Word is enough. It can be extremely exciting and it can help you through a lot, plus you can find answers to a lot of your questions too. Of course, most of you already know all of this. :)
Sometimes, we just get caught up in the other none important things of life and almost forget God is there. He is always going to be there for us through good times and bad and He should be one that we want to talk to if we’re having a bad day. We have to do our part for the relationship to get stronger, though.
I’m not saying that if you don’t read your Bible, then you aren’t doing enough and don’t have a relationship with Him. I always pray throughout the day and I sing praise and worship songs just to have some time with Him. I believe that singing and praying is a wonderful way for us to give God glory each day and ask Him to show us what do during the day. Although, I also know that getting in the Word always helps me feel more encouraged and challenged throughout my day, so I am trying to make more time for Him before the end of the day.
“Everything that you’re going through in your life now is so much better if you have God on your side.” –Emily N.
I really hope that you were encouraged by these random thoughts of mine tonight, friends. Just a few things on my heart. Praying that HE would give me an unquenchable thirst and desire to know Him better, and to seek and search His Word more fully…
“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” --2 Peter 1:5-8
Much love to all of you. Have a wonderful night! <3