Sunday, August 17, 2008

Show Him, Don't Tell Him

Friday is my scheduled day to post. But by 7am on Friday I was at work, and didn't leave work until 12 hours later. The extra income will be nice by the time September comes. Not only is the ACFW conference coming up, but first and probably more important is my wedding anniversary.

Along with not having any time to write these days, my husband and I don't have much time together either. We will be married eleven years on September 6th, but every couple needs time together to reconnect.

But I'm not here to talk about my marriage. I'm here to ask all of you, how do you juggle - family issues, family heartaches, work issues, work headaches - and still find time to have that private time with God?

Didn't think I was going to ask that question, did ya? Yet it's a very important question. With all that is always going on - there's always some place we have to go and some thing we must do - how to we always put God at the front of those needs and wants? I know He loves me, but I know I'm not reciprocating that love. I love Him, but I'm not showing Him. I'm telling Him, but we all know telling someone something doesn't mean as much as showing.

So what do you do? How do you make sure you spend a few minutes with God each day, before you start your day? And if you're in the same wavering boat as me, what are some ways you want to make changes in your life to make sure you make time for God?


  1. Christy, I've been thinking about this lately because I haven't been nearly as faithful as I'd like. Especially for reading the Bible.

    Now that school is back in for the youngest kids, and once we move my son this week, then I'll be able to get back into my routine. I think that's what makes the biggest difference for me.

    Just getting in a routine and sticking with it.


  2. Christy,
    I think we all struggle with this. Seems like there is only so much time. I've been reading my devotional every morning first. If I don't have time for anything else, then I don't have time. I need to get up earlier to do all I want to.
    This has been a really big issue in my life lately. Long story. I'll tell you at ACFW. But right now it seems so important to do this first thing in the morning.