Do not be naive in thinking that placing your daily time with God on the back burner will not make a difference. For one day, may become two; two becomes three and so it goes… And with each passing day the exponential reality of how far one can stray becomes greater. I have come to this realization recently, whereby the daily events of life have turned my focus off of Him and onto the circumstances surrounding me. In other words, when I have had more time on my hands, I have given it to Him; but when I have had less, like recently, I have given Him less. And, I have given Him less, because I have made a choice to fill that time with other things (socializing, cleaning, shopping). Even my thoughts have been self-seeking. The result, temporary satisfaction at best; and an ultimate void in my life because I haven’t placed Him, and my relationship with Him, before other things. So, today, I give Him thanks for any and all grace and mercy He has given to me during this time and humbly stand before Him with a renewed commitment to place Him before all things.
If you have found yourself in a similar time, begin anew today.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Matthew 7:13-14 ESV