Monday, June 12, 2017
the busier we are...
St John Chrysostom tells us today about needing to spend time with God in A Year with the Church Fathers.
He says that it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that only priests and monks and nuns need to read the Bible every day and pray all the time. But his point is that those of us who have jobs and families and live in the world need it even more... because we have to work against the influences of the world in our lives.
I'm not going to say that either group needs it more or less... because we all need it desperately. Without spending time with God every day, we lose our way very quickly. We forget what's most important. We lose our first love.
But just a little time with God works wonders. Just 30 minutes per day can turn your life around. If we can commit to taking 30 minutes each day out of our incredibly busy schedules, and read the Bible and pray, we will see our lives change. We will become more like Jesus.
Give it a try!
God, thank You for rewarding even our smallest sacrifices.