Spending time reading God’s Word, praying, attending Church, doing Acts of Charity and praising Jesus are all ways to improve and strengthen your relationship with God. Do you feel if you had limited time here on earth that you gave enough time to God? Do you find yourself not having time for God each day? We may think that we have enough time, but we don’t know the day nor the hour that we will be leaving earth. We also may not be ready for when trials enter our life. Jesus said to be “READY”, we need to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds with the Word and Wisdom of God. Don’t allow your job, chores, school work and/or duties take time away from your devotion to God and His Word. Anything in your life that steals you from spending time with God is an idol. The first commandment has to do with WHOM we worship, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. This can apply to one spending more time on something to the extent it becomes addictive and overwhelming in their life. The idols in one’s life can be anything from one’s career, hobbies, interests, materials, games, videos, food, relationships and even responsibilities. Sometimes we spend too much time away from God’s Word and prayer, and we justify our time spent away from Him. The center of our life should be God. God loves you very much and wants you to have a life filled with blessings. May your life be more like Christ’s so that when he comes, you will be ready to meet Jesus. The following scripture passage from the Gospel of Luke demonstrates this message of being always “ready”. Be blessed my friends and allow God to be present throughout your day.
LUKE 12:35-4035 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”