Financial planners say one of the keys to saving money is to pay yourself first. The advice from planners is that people should take a few dollars from their paychecks and put them into investments or savings accounts. The same system works for time. If you need time for yourself, you have to plan it into your day and guard those hours from intrusions and distractions. Equally important is carving out time for your spiritual life. Time alone with God is imperative to living a life of faith.
When you make your spiritual life a priority, you are making God a priority in your life. This is what Jesus meant when He told His disciples, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” (Mark 12:17). God deserves to be a priority in our lives; after all, He made us a priority when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world. In sending His Son, Jesus Christ, God expressed His greatest desire: to save the world from sin and death.
Since God made us a priority it is only fitting that we give God special attention. It is easy to rush through the day without giving Him a thought. So, meet with Him first, before the craziness of the day begins. Ask the Spirit to guard these hours from distractions and intrusions.
First thing in the morning, bring to God praise and thanksgiving for all He has given us in Christ.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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