The world is full of unfinished projects. I have several of my own…like an unfinished college degree, that blog post that is rolling around in my head – the one that I don’t have the courage to write. And there is that unfinished sewing project from a long time ago. Oh, and the hundreds of recipes that I have started to organize but just never get finished. I imagine that I am not the only one with an unfinished project or two or three.
As I thought about this verse yesterday, I thought about the projects in my life that I have left undone.
Projects that sit partially complete.
Some time back I heard our pastor talk about all the unfinished projects that we have in our lives and pointed out that our commitment to Jesus must be a complete and total commitment. Our commitment to Him must be strong. Stronger than anything else.
Our commitment to Him must be full-time.
We must never be deterred from placing Jesus at the center of our lives. For me, keeping Jesus at the center of my life is directly related to how my quiet time goes.
If I am faithful and diligent with my quiet time with the Lord, then I am much better equipped to keep Jesus at the center of my life. We are finally through the holiday season. A time when we seem to be overwhelmed and let things slide. We THINK we are too busy for to have quiet time.
It is easy to let things slide. To decide that just today it will be OK to let our quiet time wait.
We will get to it later.
But we don’t. I made more of an effort this holiday season to stay on top of my quiet time.
To not let it slide. To make sure that it was a priority. My holidays were not perfect. In fact, at times it was downright painful. The first Christmas without both of my parents. It was a sad time. But now I am moving on…
Quiet time and investing some time in myself can only help to make things better in the long run…no matter how much I have to do. No matter how little time I think I have…time spent with Jesus is never wasted.
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How do you keep your quiet time on track?
These words, Mary, are a much needed rebuke to my selfish guarding of time, my weighing of minutes for “relevance” and my studious check marks on the do-list. Thank you!
Michele, I was preaching to myself…so I totally get what you are saying! Thank you for stopping by.
Oh Girl! How I needed this today. My life takes off without me frequently. I need the discipline myself to finish thing quite often! I’ll let you know when I figure it out! Lol!
You aren’t the only one friend!! And VOX me when you figure it out!! 🙂
I needed this reminder right this very moment as I was feeling angry with myself for spending too much time on my devo time when I have so much other stuff to do today.
The other stuff will get done or not…but time missed with Him is too important to miss…..
Thank you for this
Oh, Carol, you are welcome. As I’ve already said, “I am preaching to myself!” So happy to see you here. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.