Life can get pretty busy and chaotic; I give you that. Between attending to the needs of our children, the housework, the job, the day can really fall through our fingers.
I firmly think we all have the best intentions when it comes to our walk with Jesus into our day but somehow by the time of the evening, we end up realizing that we gave our attention to everyone and everything but Jesus. Next thing we know is being unavailable become our go-to excuse for why we do not seek Him or put Him first.
Moreover, most Christian leaders teach how to set time aside for The Lord, but this has never set well within my spirit. You see, what you prioritize you don’t set time aside for it, instead, you make the time for it and the things and everyone else that you don’t prioritize as much that you set a time aside.
Think about it how can the truth be in us if we say that God is first in our lives and yet we are unavailable to God but choose to be available to our husbands, wives, children, family, friends, jobs, errands, etc. first and sometimes ending the day not even having one hour of fellowship with Jesus?
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10:37 KJV)
Again if we are created for His will and purpose (Colossians 1:16 KJV) why is it that we want to serve our own will, pleasure, and purpose first and then attend to His will and purpose second?
Oftentimes we commit the same error when we pray, we pray for our will, pleasure and purpose then we pray for His will and purpose second, and some aren’t even aware that we should be praying for Gods will on earth (Matthew 6:9-10 KJV).
Unless we learn to put God first in our lives according to the supervision of the Holy Spirit our fellowship with Jesus Christ will never grow and never flourish even in the midst of the chaos, to really focus our spirit and our minds on Him.
And you know all the problems that continue to trouble us and those who we love? Well, true deliverance and liberty come when we stop making Jesus our second/last and being determined with all our hearts to make Him our priority every day and not just when it’s convenient.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. (Psalm32:7 KJV)
What I have learned through the years is that that effective, enduring communion with the Lord only comes when we learn to give God His proper place in our lives, which is first and above all.