I once heard a quote that went something like this….”Give God your best, not the rest.”
When applying this to our lives. I think about how busy so many of us are. Get up, get kids ready, take to school, go to work, come home, make dinner, feed family, homework, baths and then bed time! And then we find ourselves wondering where our time went!
We’re involved in sports, school activities, gymnastics, swim team, committees, plays, etc. Am I making you tired?
Sometimes I wonder how God must feel in trying to “fit” in with our busy lives and schedules. I remember that song sung by Larnelle Harris….”I Miss My Time With You”. So true. So often we come dragging in to church unmotivated, unmoved, no passion, no joy, no energy… Even our daily lives (because our walk with God is not defined by just “church”) reflect that the busyness takes precedence over our time with Him.
Now…don’t get me wrong…I definitely do not believe that you have to pray an hour a day on your knees or read your Bible for two hours a day to get that time in. Condemnation is NOT from God. I do, however, believe that in everything we do that it should give glory to God. We were created to worship HIM! He doesn’t deserve the rest of us….He doesn’t deserve just what’s left over at the end of the day.
He just loves when we… think on Him…live our lives through whatever we do…talk to Him throughout the day…are a light to those in darkness…look for opportunities throughout the day to minister to hurting people…let His Word come alive in us…spread the joy unspeakable that only comes from Him…witness what He is to us…and we can do these things no matter what we are involved in! That’s the great thing about living for God!
Matthew 6:33 admonishes us to….Seek Him first and then everything else will be added! I believe God wants us to take inventory of our lives…what are we giving to Him? Are we giving Him leftovers? Are we giving Him stale bread or are we giving Him fresh, hot, soft, sourdough rolls right out of the oven?
Give God your BEST, not the rest!