|Our walks with God should be the most important thing in our lives...
||[Jun. 26th, 2005|08:17 am]
|||||Lord, help me...||]|
Yesterday I was talking with Kathy and Misty... About what I wanted to take home from Mexico... As in... What did I want God to teach me? I shared with them my constant desire to just be in the Word daily... And that I really need the discipline to do so.
Well, last night, the Lord laid this story on my heart to share with a friend, and I thought I'd share it with you all also. I found it in a book called "WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO?" It's about what does a girl do when looking for "Mr. Right". :-D ANYWHO, she had this illustration in there that is SO cool. Karla used to use it alot back when I was IN Children's Ministry... Lol... I was in 5th grade I believe when I first saw it... It's the coolest thing... and is so convicting...
"Think of a jar that is three-quarters full of rock, and another that is three-quarters full of sand.If you try to put the sand first, and then the rocks, they won't all fit. But if you put the rocks in first, and then pour the sand into the jar, the sand will fit AROUND the rocks. Our time with God needs to be like the rocks. FIRST. First to go into the jar. NONNEGOTIABLE. The sand is the endless list of other things that we have to do in life. It can all fit AROUND the rocks... or AROUND our walk with Christ."
I struggle so much with just being in the Word. It's hard for me to get up in the morning and open my Bible, rather than going to the computer so I can check my e-mail before I head to work.
But really... God is so much more important than our e-mail, our job, our home, school activities, computer games, Halo, art, music, movies, etc.... He DESERVES to be FIRST in our lives... The ROCK that we build our lives on... Our only foundation. We can't build our lives on music, or movies, or friends. Well, we can, but it will all fail, because nothing is better and more important THAN OUR GOD...
So doesn't His Word DESERVE to be read every morning?