Okay, second blog post, here I go! Today has been a pretty chill day. But one thing I have been struggling with lately is having personal time with God. Sometimes, I don't really know what to study next because I have so much piled up; so I put it off and it never gets done. No matter how many times I here someone (like a preacher or an evangelist) say that you can never be too busy for God, it seems that things come up and there is really no time for Him. Its really easy for me to do a 5 minute devotional book and say I'm done so I can check it off my list. This is something that I really need to work on!
Since I have been going to my school, its been hard for me to adjust to the different beliefs. Especially this year. But I have seen God grow me and I feel so much stronger in my faith than ever before. But sometimes, I get so overwhelmed in trying to study that I do want to quit. So this is another weak area pertaining to my time with God. I believe that it is very important to have this time everyday. No, I don't see it as a sin to maybe miss one or two days because of a busy schedule, but I need to try to make time for Him. Once, I heard a pastor say that its not wrong to miss your time with God one day, but you better miss your time with God when you miss it. Easier said, when you miss you personal devotions, you had better miss having them and miss being with your God.
One more thing and I'm done. I don't want to be a "check it off my list" kind of Christian. I want to desire to have my time with God and to pray continually throughout the day like I am talking to my best friend because He is. Like I would text one of my earthly best friends throughout the day, that is how I long to talk to God. But the only way he talks back is through His Word. And that is a problem if I'm not having my time with Him everyday. So to sum it all up, I want to be the kind of Christian who desires to be in God's presence as much as possible, who makes time for Him no matter what the day brings, and who never gives up because things get hard and difficult. I pray that this somehow ministered to your heart and that you could relate to something I said. This is going to be my weekly challenge. Does it need to be yours?