This message may sound like something I have written before. I believe it is important to reinforce its content and talk about saving time for God every day. “Saving time” makes it sound like we are giving God our leftovers and we are prioritizing other things. I know God should come first and I am sure you are on the same page but doesn’t it sometimes feel like you are actually saving time for God meaning that you don’t let Him come first? When I am very busy, I do my best to make God fit into my schedule. I don’t like that process. It cheapens my relationship with God. He should be the first One on my priority list and my schedule should be built around Him. I have changed my schedule recently to be able to give God more of my time. I start the day with God like I have been doing for many years. The difference is that I go to bed earlier so that the first few hours in the morning with God are more productive. Going to bed late and then getting up early to be with God is better than nothing but it is hard to spend quality time with God when we didn’t have a quality night of sleep. We should be awake and alert for God. When we are, we are more receptive to Him and we can give more of ourselves to God. Giving God the time of day is giving Him of ourselves. It goes beyond giving Him some of our time. When we are spending time with Him, we become more like Him and that is when we can touch the world with His love and with His amazing traits. We spend time with God because we love Him and we want to be more like Him. We don’t do it to check boxes and go on with our day. Our precious time with the Lord is a time of rebuilding, restoring and learning. What we gain from those beautiful moments should be used to serve others. Give God the time of day and He will impact your day in a powerful way.
God’s impact on my life has been life changing and it motivates me to talk about Him and to spread the Gospel the best way I can. I love that when I am with God in a private setting, He shares His heart and pours blessings in the form of wisdom and revelation. One of the biggest revelations I receive is that He loves me. I love hearing His love and sensing His comforting presence. God wants us to spend time with Him because He knows that His love can heal us, bless us and transform us. We can’t spend time with God and not receive something positive from Him. The key is to make the time all the time. The key is to make Him the priority and to understand that time with Him is always time well-spent. We are never wasting time and we are never doing the wrong thing. I remember I used to feel that if I spent time with God I was missing out. I was missing out on the world and I was an outsider. Now, I would rather be an outsider with God than being part of an elite that doesn’t know anything about God. Every time I pray, every time I praise, I am doing God’s will and I love doing His will. The time I spend with God lifts me up and encourages me. God gives us His time all the time so we should truly give Him the time of day and let Him know that He can use us in whichever way He likes.
Giving time to God is also translated by the moments we serve as a vessel of His love. Time with God is not just time in prayer but it is also every moment we give Him permission to use us and we submit to Him. We ought be not only be servants of the living God but we should also serve others. Every time we help someone, we give time to God. Every time we walk in love, we give time to God. Every time we encourage or motivate someone, we give time to God. Everything that is pure and noble is of God. Every action that is pure and noble is an action backed up by God. God can back us up in all we do when all we do is for Him and through Him. During my morning time with God, I plan my day and at times He tells me to bless so and so or to help so and so. God will always point us in His direction by telling us to do something He would do. We can be great imitators of the Lord when we give Him the time of day. My prayer for you is that God is the priority in your schedule and you see the impact of time spent with Him when you walk in love and you yield to His Spirit. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Luke 11:1; Romans 10:17; James 4:8