Three weeks into the school semester and already having a hard time trying to find time to sit down, write, and pray. The world can do that to us sometimes, “I have an exam tomorrow”, “not right now, sleep is more important”, or simply, “I just keep forgetting”, we have all had those thoughts pop up into our heads. But when we take a step back and look at those excuses what are we really putting off? Is it just a post on a blog, or a simple goodnight prayer? Or is it much more than that?
Just as we have to continuously do something in order to get into a habit, we can break ourselves out of good habits by continuously putting them off. Maybe our excuses are go even deeper, maybe it’s failing to find time for God at all, consistently putting things above him. By letting the world stress us out, it is easier to put off building our relationship with God, and by putting off our relationship we are not leaving it at a stand still, we are letting it slowly weaken.
In the cases where we do find ourselves stressed for time remember what is said in the Gospel of Matthew “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” Matthew 6:33. Seek the Lord first and everything else will follow!
Below are bible verses, calling us to prayer. Think of what God is asking of you. And remember we’re in this together, I can make my promise to putting more time and reflection into this blog and traveling down the road less traveled and I ask you to take these verses to heart and see what God is asking of you.
"But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Matthew 6:6
“You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.” James 4:3
“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing. in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18