Do you make time for God?

Do you schedule God in your life, or is your life scheduled by God?  The truth is that many have no time for God at all.  Some will schedule God around all the other events of life such as work, recreation, relaxation, school activities and other things.  A few will set their schedules around their commitment to God.  These same few will commit to regular attendance to Bible class, worship, gospel meetings, VBS, and other scheduled times the church is meeting.  These same few will rarely miss any scheduled meetings of the church, read their Bible regularly and spend much time in prayer.

Do you ever wonder why some people are so committed to attending all the meeting times of the church and other matters of a spiritual nature?  That question can be answered by what Jesus said  in Matthew 6:33,  "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."  They also take seriously Paul’s admonition in I Corinthians 15:58, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

For most of us, our schedules are determined by what we choose to do and how we choose to spend our time.  Yes, we have work schedules, school schedules, and other schedules and appointments we must keep.  However, very few of these will conflict with the schedules the elders have set for the church to meet.  Someone has said, “If you are too busy for God, you are too busy.”

How you schedule your life is your choice.  However, scheduling so much that there is very little time for God really means there is no time for God at all.  And lest we forget, there is one appointment we can’t put on our schedule because we don’t know when it will be.  What is it?  "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment." Hebrews 9:27


Jim Davis