Time with God
Did you know that there are 1,440 minutes in each and every day? That seems like a lot of time, so why is it that we have such a difficult time finding a few minutes for God each twenty-four hour period? You say, “Well, life is busy.” Indeed, with school, extracurricular activities, homework, church, downtime with friends, etc . . . there are so many things one can do that there is hardly enough time for sleeping and eating, let alone spending a few minutes with our Maker. So, in your busy life, you have to consciously make time.
Grab a calender. If you don’t have one, buy one and write “ Time With God ” (TWG) every day for the next month. Begin with five or ten minutes of prayer and Bible study. For as Paul said, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom . . .” (Colossians 3:16). You see, once you make an appointment with God, you are more likely to keep it. Soon, you will look forward to spending time with God and may even wish to increase that time.
But, something else happens when you make time for God. It seems that He multiples your time right back to you as a reward for your faithfulness to Him. A woman once shared that she committed herself to reading the four Gospel accounts each month. But, on one occasion, they had to move, and pack everything up and then unpack everything after the move. In addition, she was raising two small children at home and working on a rather large furniture project. Yet, she still managed to read the Gospel accounts in thirty days.
God will help you make the most of your time if you give Him some time each day. Make Him first on your list of priorities.