Making Time

summerI thought summertime was supposed to be relaxing, easy and lazy!!!  NOT!

Traveling with the family on a cross-country excursion does not lend itself to anything simple!  I mean, come on!  I can plan till pigs fly, but I’m still going to have forgotten something and we are approximately 1000 miles from home!

My success is only as good as my ‘to do’ list from about a month ago.

Sure, summertime is full of adventure, fun and a lack of scheduling, but with all of those things come a need for planning.

As we’ve all probably heard, “if we fail to plan, we plan to fail.” Sigh.

The one thing I find the most difficult during the summertime is making time to read scriptures and pray.  It’s easy when I’m on the school schedule because I just get up 45 minutes earlier and get it done first thing.

On vacation and without a schedule, carving out time to spend with God is much more challenging.

I’m not getting up so early and when I do rise from my slumber my family is usually waking up at the same time, which means mom is needed for breakfast making, hand holding and conversation.  Gotta love the mom job!

I wish I could make a “Meg Hour” each day just for me to get things done!!! Oh…and maybe a nap!

Basically, I stink it up in the summer and I that is just unacceptable for me.  Plus, I terribly miss spending my one-on-one time with God.

In fact, it shows, too.  I’m grumpier, less patient, and overall not as happy…just ask Lee.  Hee, hee!

Since I knew my issues with God-time in the summer, I planned BEFORE it began.  What a grand idea?!?!?!

This year I sailed into summer with a strategy to get God-time EVERY day.

How? You ask.

Well, I implemented short prayers into every day.  For example, when I look up into the sky (which is often since I’m trying to schedule what to do for the day) I say a thank you to God for the day = God-Time.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

I’ve also started going to sleep with my iPhone next to me on the charger, so that when I wake up I can pick it up, look at my email and read my scriptures right off the phone without even getting out of bed = God-Time.

Talk about a lazy summer!!!

I find that if I don’t make time daily for my relationship with God, it will suffer greatly and in turn, I SUFFER.  I’m just not happy without Him in my daily life and for that, I’m truly grateful.

What this tells me is that I’ve finally placed God as a priority!! Yippee!  Love it when I do something right!!

However, I’m very well aware that I need to work on making Him THE priority.  I’m not there, yet, but I’m on the road to a better place.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5

My question to you is, “Do you make time for God?”  I’d love to hear how you do!

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 3:9 – Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.

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