Prioritizing Time With God

Beep! Beep!

I roll over and hit the snooze button. I’ve become a master at this. I can do it with my eyes closed. I know exactly where my phone is lying and it’s not hard to miss the snooze button.

This happens several times before the alarms on my phone eventually run out. And yes, I set multiple alarms.

When I finally wake up, I grab my bible, read a chapter, sometimes two, (Takes about 7 minutes or less) and then I get out of bed and go to the bathroom. In the bathroom I splash some water on my face, and finally wake up. Then I spend at least 20 minutes in the bathroom doing my make-up and hair. After that I eat, and do school or fiddle around doing whatever teenage girls do.

For the most part, I just do normal stuff for the rest of the day, and maybe even spend awhile doing nothing. I have to have the time to fix my make-up. I have to have the time to talk to friends. To watch a movie. To read a thrilling book.

But for some reason, I always seem rush through my time with the Lord. Even though I know I can make time for it. But it just seems like there are so many things pressing for my time that a few minutes reading my Bible will be sufficient.

But then, when I look back and think about how much time I spent reading my Bible, and how much time I spent skimming stuff on the internet, the comparison is astonishing. It’s not that doing stuff on the computer, or reading a great book is bad, but it’s when you spend more time doing that compared to the time you spend with God.

There are also those days when I sit myself down to read the Bible and pray, and time goes by so fast. I can sit and read without looking up, immersed in what I’m reading, and all of a sudden an hour has gone by. And I’m so happy that I got to spend that hour with God. I feel fulfilled.

But when I do this on the computer, I don’t feel fulfilled at all. No matter how many new cool pins I have found on Pinterest, it doesn’t really fill me with true peace. It makes me temporarily happy, and sure, it’s fun, but the hour spent on Pinterest, compared to the hour spent in God’s word gives me such a different feeling. The hour spent with God lasts for the rest of the day, while the hour on Pinterest is only fun while I’m doing it.

So, I urge you all to compare the time you spend doing something you really, really enjoy to the time you spend with God. The numbers are usually pretty crazy. And maybe just thinking about it will encourage you to get into the word more. I know for sure that it definitely makes me want to dive into my Bible and read. And I’m going to try to work on hitting the snooze button less and getting right into my Bible more, that way I can spend much more time reading it instead of sleeping that time away.

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