are you too busy for God?

Most people know the importance of spending time with God.  But in the midst of life, sometimes it’s just hard to find the time.  Schedules fill up quickly, work consumes our thoughts at night, family and friends vie for our attention, and then there’s this thing called sleep.  How do you fit it all in?  What do you let “drop”?  What do you do when you simply need 36 hours in a day instead of 24?

There can be many reasons and causes for our busy lives.  But, no matter the season, no matter the busy schedule we have, God demands our worship.  The sisters, Mary and Martha are a good example of this.  Its easy for me to relate to Martha… busy with serving… busy with something good, but missing what was most important.

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.  But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are) anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

I want to grow in that faith that Mary had… faith to rest and not be anxious.  The wisdom to see what is most important.  Faith to trust in God to provide and to be able to simply rest there.

Prayer: Father, Help us to look to you, no matter how busy our lives may be.  Be our number one priority and help us to in faith, trust you to provide the needed strength for the other events of our day.  You are all powerful and you care for us.  Help that truth to increase our faith and trust in you.  Forgive us for where we are anxious.  Thank you for the reminder that if you care for the needs of the birds of the air, you care for us.

[copyright, 2010, Emily Schankweiler; A Sacrifice of Praise]