We are too busy to cook food at home, so we stop by a fast food restaurant for dinner.
We are in too much of a rush to get out and go inside, so we wait in line at the drive thru.
We serve and eat microwave meals because we don’t want to take time to prepare home-cooked meals.
Even though fast food tastes somewhat decent, it doesn’t compare to the taste of a good, home-cooked meal.
Think about the following home-cooked foods:
Slow roasted turkey
These foods all taste great, but it takes time to prepare them and get the flavor just right. It takes seasoning and spices with a little bit of heat to bring everything together.
Things that you take time with give you the best results.
The quick, fast, and in a hurry mentality has even transported itself into the church.
I saw a sign on a church recently that said “30 Minute Worship Services.” The sign was very large and it was hard to see the actual name of the church. What a marketing approach…
Now don’t get me wrong. I do understand that some people have work restrictions and other circumstances that hinder them from attending a more traditional type church service on Sundays, but this made me think about something.
We put time limits on God all the time, but it’s mostly because we believe that other things we have to do are more important.Why is that?
Here are some of the things we say:
“I would have prayed this morning, but I woke up late and I had to get to work on time.”
“I would have read my word today but I had to clean up for company coming over.”
“I would have spent quality time with God today, but time just got away from me and before I knew it, it was time to go to bed.”
Any of these sound familiar to you? They sound familiar to me!
Let’s not treat God as an inconvenience. We shouldn’t treat Him like someone that we have to squeeze into our already double-booked schedule.
For a while, I have been ending my day with God and He was getting leftovers. Now you all know that leftover food doesn’t taste as good as when it is freshly cooked!
My new goal is to start my days with God. I believe that when you start the day with God, He will give you direction and things will go a lot smoother during the course of your day.
If you are struggling with finding time for God, please join me in this new goal. If you are already doing well on this, please pray for me and others that are taking this new step forward.
Psalm 63:1-3 KJV
1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.