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Time for God?

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:6

Now that autumn has arrived, we can look forward to crisp, cool air and beautiful colored leaves. We are in a new school year and on a new schedule. Sports, extra-curricular activities, and a variety of other things that we deem most important immediately fill our time.

Have you made time for God in your new fall schedule? It is easy for us to attach too much value to temporal things. Hobbies and possessions consume us. We think we must march to the beat of the world. This does not leave much time or energy to invest in what is eternal.

Our Scripture for today reminds us to seek the Lord and to call on Him while he is near. This doesn’t mean that God is going to move away from us. It means that when we don’t seek God, we tend to move away from Him. It is so easy for us to get pulled into the nonstop demands of the world.

Being a retired high school teacher, I know the value of extra-curricular activities. But what about spiritual values? The more we put God on hold and push Him into the background, the harder it is for us to find Him. God wants us to trust Him in every aspect of our life and in every situation.

Why not stop and think for a few moments. Have you made time for God today? Have you spent time with Him in Bible study and prayer? Will there be time in your schedule to read a Bible story to your children before bedtime? Satan loves it when we don’t make time for God in our day. He loves our busyness.

God is always there for us when we seek Him. When we are not focused on Him, we become vulnerable to the things of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Georgia Andrus

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