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Friday, October 15, 2010

THE CARES OF THIS WORLD


Matthew 13:22


"The one who received the seed that fell among the
thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries
of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it,
making it unfruitful." (NIV)


"He also that received seed among the thorns is he
that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and
the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he
becometh unfruitful." (KJV)


Are there things in your life that cause you to miss
that time of communion with the Lord? We all have
things going on in our lives that take up most of our
waking hours and before we realize it, it's time to get
to bed so we can get up and start all over again
tomorrow. Have we read from the Word every day
this past week? Have we spent time in thoughtful
prayer? Or are the cares of this world choking out
our personal relationship with the Lord? If we are
going to be ready, putting on the armor of God, and
in tune with His Spirit so that we will not be deceived,
we will not be allowing the cares of this world to stand
between us and our Lord. Let's prioritize our time by
putting our time with God first. We will find that we
have more time, then, to attend to the cares of this
world.


Heavenly Father, we cannot use the excuse that we live
in such a busy world with too many things to get done
and so little time in which to do it. Your Son had a three
year ministry and yet found time daily to get away by
Himself to commune with You. Help us, oh God, to
make it our primary goal each day to spend time with
You, because our lives depend on it and You are so
worthy. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.


     
©2010

3 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

This is a timely post for me. I forgot to spend time with the Lord today and everything was choatic. Such a stressful day! I totally lost focus of the cross.

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Bobbi, This is so true and I am one of the guilty. WE all need to use our time more wisely.
What and where would we be, if God didn't have time for us. Hugs. xxx

sarah said...

good post...don't want too get so busy that I push Him away. I need Him to be strong....

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