As I’m getting older my needs change, and my faith walk is changing too. I realize that I am not where I need to be, often I find myself trying to figure out how to get where I want to be. Confusing?
Do you have people in your life that you admire because they are so strong and committed in their faith? I do. I have a few friends that I consider ‘further along’ in figuring out God. You know what I realize with each of them? They make time to read the Bible, studying it so they understand how it relates to life, and they pray ALOT. They are more aware. God is present in every corner of their lives, and you can see a difference- how they act , how they speak, how they treat others. I don’t know about you but when I am around people like this I just want to rub on them, hoping their ways will rub off on me.
I like to listen to Joyce Meyers, often I’ll find her on You tube on my phone and listen on the way to work. This week I did that – I thought, instead of calling my mom and yacking with her on the way in, I’ll pull up a Joyce video and get some insight on living faithfully. I picked Getting Your Day Started Right (I copied the link below). It was perfect for me. One thing that really struck home was when she talked about how we might go to church, or catch a video, or a conference, and think thats all we need… but it’s not.
We need to take what we get from these and do our OWN studying…. we need to make time for God, every single day. Start the day out right, read scripture, learn more about God, pray and give thanks, carve out a plan for the day… and she makes a point that people should get to bed on time so that they CAN make time in the morning. That’s my excuse – so tired…. So lame.
SPEND TIME WITH GOD.
E V E R Y D A Y.