Life is full of schedules. Think about parents of school-aged children. They may have schedules for EACH child that involve school, sports, music, and after-school activities. As the children get older, they have their own job schedules, and they prepare for college or trade schools, which brings in more schedules—haha! Think about parents too! They have their work schedules, family events, doctor’s appointments, dinner preparations, grocery shopping, and etc. The list goes on and on!
Everything has to be penciled into the calendar. There needs to be a time set aside for each thing.
Except when it comes to God.
We don’t need an appointment with Him.
He doesn’t have to pencil us into His calendar. We don’t have to take a number. We can go to Him any time of the day or night! How awesome is that?!
We can talk to Him when we wake up in the morning, on the way to work, while running errands, taking kids to and from school, while we are grocery shopping or making dinner for our family. His calendar is always open. His time slots are endless.
I love that about God.
He wants us to pray without ceasing because He wants to be in daily contact with us!
I love that we can thank Him for all of His blessings, ask Him for forgiveness, share our requests and concerns, ask Him for comfort…and He’s always there.
You know what I have realized as I’ve gotten older?
When I make time for God in the morning—He has His calendar wide open for me, after all—I feel like He blesses me with more time in my day. Any busy scheduling or weekend plans that have taken over…they become less crazy. There seems to be more time in the day!
As we make time with Him, He blesses us with just what’s needed on those busy days.
“Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thes. 5:17-18)
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