When my husband and I were dating, we spent every hour we could together. We watched movies, went for long walks, had picnics in the park, and hung out at the mall.
It was never a question of if we had time, or when we had time–we made time for each other by putting our relationship first.
With 24 hours in each day, no one has more and no one has less. And yet, somehow we still manage to say, “I just don’t have time to spend with the Lord.”
“I don’t have the time” is just another way of saying, “This isn’t a priority to me. I’d rather be doing this, that, or the other thing instead of praying and spending time in God’s Word.”
With that said, I know that some seasons are tough. Some days we barely have enough time to eat. Maybe we’re raising a newborn or perhaps we’ve got a deadline to meet. I get that–some days are out of the norm.
What I’m talking about here is an average-everyday-life that’s too busy for God. Too busy to spend time in His Word, too busy to pray. Lives jam-packed with activities that are more important than time spent with the Lord.
The Bible says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21, KJV)
Our actions will always depend on the things that we treasure most. It’s when we treasure everything else more than God that we run out of time. That treasure is different for all of us, for some it’s the TV for another it might be a career. But if we treasure family, we make time for family. If we treasure the Lord, we make time for Him. It’s not a question of if we have time, or when we have time–we make time for Him by putting that relationship first.
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Tilling the Soil
Read Matthew 13:44-46. Two short, yet powerful parables.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. (Matthew 13:44, KJV)
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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