We NEED to make time for God, even if we THINK we don’t have it!
Wow! The ending of this poem really struck me. I won’t give it away of course, for I certainly don’t like spoilers and don’t want to ruin it for you; but I will say that despite life being overwhelming at times—we STILL need to make time for God. If you say that you simply don’t have it (time), then perhaps you should write down every task that you start, even if you don’t complete it. At the end of the day, review your list. See? There are some things that are not that important, in the big scheme of things. Eliminate those, and take the time to know God. He is longing for your attention. He loves you more than you can fathom and certainly more than anyone else ever has or ever will!
I knelt to pray but not for long;
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer
And jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done.
My soul could rest at ease.
All day long, I had no time
To spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of Christ to friends.
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.
No time, no time, too much to do;
That was my constant cry.
No time to give to souls in need,
But at last the time, the time to die.
I went before the Lord.
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands, God held a book;
It was the book of life.
God looked into his book and said,
“Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down
But never found the time.”
VERSES TO REFLECT ON:
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
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