Well today started off much like any other day. I mean I started by walking the kids to the bus, eating breakfast, then heading to my office to do my bible study. However like so many other days I headed to my office to do my bible study, but then did a little this a little that and said well let me do this one more thing and then I will spend the time. So my day progressed, I finished the day, the kids are in bed, my wife is down I figure I watch some good TV, get caught up.
So as I catch up and I am on program 2 or 3 I keep looking at my watch remarking wow it’s only 1008p, wow its only 1035p, then it dawns on me…I haven’t done my bible study. Oh well let me finish this one last show, I am half-way through and then I can spend quality time and get my bible study done.
Then I pause after forwarding through the commercial break…hmm… if I asked God for something that I really wanted or needed would I want him to say ok, Will that is great I will get that done for you, I mean I like to spend time with you will and I will, but right now I am busy and that may be important to you, but what I am doing now is much more important and yours will get done.
Now that is not exactly what I would want to happen or how lazy I would want God to be about my pray(ers). I mean I involve or try to involve him in everything, but when I am really petitioning him about something I really want it and want him to listen, then, now and help. Guess what he does! So why couldn’t I attempt to give my maker the most honor and glory to listen to what he has to say right off (first fruit of my time) like he gives me of his. Instead of the weak attempt at the end if I don’t forget or I am not too tired.
I mean hey I have my bible study 4-5 days out of 7, that pretty good isn’t it?! Well, what if I didn’t talk to my wife except for an 20-30 total a day 4-5 days a week, yeah that could happen LOL! 80-150 minutes a week of time spent listening or interacting with my wife, see how that flies for a marriage or a lasting healthy one.
I am truly sorry, Lord – I want to give you my first fruits as you give me your best and keep your promises always. So here I am, program stopped, TV off, here to listen.
I Love You and I am sorry, Amen!