Where Does God Fit In?

But seek ye first

We have 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week and there never seems to be enough hours to get everything done. Of course, we have those mandatory things we need to do, like going to work, attending meetings, doctor appointments, preparing dinner, doing the laundry, taking care of the kids and our spouse just to name a few. And when we’re not doing all of that we are making plans for fun, but where does God fit in?

Does God get the 2 to 3 hours on Sunday morning and the one hour when you attend Bible Study? Let’s add it up, our heavenly Father gets approximately 4 hours of your 168 hours. Is this where you hold your head down in shame? Or is this when you justify the importance of your to do list? Hey, you don’t owe me any explanation, God knows ALL! And God is definitely worth more than 1 to 4 hours a week. He is our Father, he gave his son, who paid the price for our sins, taking our place on the cross. Thank you, Jesus. I know what you are going to say God understands and knows my heart. EXACTLY, he looks at the heart and if you have a heart for God where is your time for him? Let’s look at Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Where does God fit in? Where is your time for him, to be in the presence of the Lord? We will ask God for things, but we have no time to seek him. The word of God tells us in Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Make more of an effort to make time for God. Amen. Proverbs 3:6 reads, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. We’re running around doing this and that and if we would put God first and acknowledge him, he will guide us. Think of all the time wasted because you are doing it your way instead God’s way. Again, I ask where does God fit in?

Is God an afterthought or is God the center of your life and lifestyle? When people spend time with you can they tell that you spend time with the Father? What I want you to do is examine your life, how do you spend your time? Where do you spend your time? Who do you spend your time with? I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do and that is, I’m not going to just fit God in like a patient trying to get in to see the doctor at the last minute.

I can’t thank God enough for being who he is, for salvation, and for his grace and mercy that I don’t deserve, but he has given so freely. Dear Heavenly Father I love that you are in my life and you have my full attention always. I will honor you in all that I do and you are worthy to be praised. I desire to spend time with you God and nothing or no one will I put before you. God you are to be exalted above everything. And everything Lord was created for you and your glory. God I will not just fit you in my life, you will always be a priority in my life in Jesus name Amen.

Measure Your Faith Level

Levels-of-Faith

Be honest with yourself and rate your faith level. Here are the choices:
A.      None – Never had faith.
B.      Partial faith – Sometimes I believe and then I doubt that God will come through.
C.      Abundance of faith – Activated faith, overflowing and living by faith, trusting God in every area of your life.
This is for the people that reluctantly picked A or B, rely on God, His Grace, His Promise, and His Power. Faith is the beginning of your relationship with God. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
If you still have doubt that faith works the Bible has plenty of examples of faith. The Roman Centurion who asked Jesus to heal his paralyzed servant. He was a man of authority over 100 soldiers, but recognized Jesus’ supreme authority and power Matthew 8:5-10. The Canaanite woman, Jesus healed her daughter that she said was waxed with a devil and because of her great faith her daughter was made whole, Matthew 15:22-31. These are two stories in the Bible where Jesus talks about great faith.
There are other stories of faith, Abraham willing to sacrifice his son Isaac to the Lord, Genesis 22:1-18. Gideon with his small army defeated the Midianites. The Midianites had 135,000 men and Gideon 32,000. God told him he had too many men, in the end he conquered them with only 300 men. God did not want them to boast that they did this in their own strength Judges 7:2, with fewer men they would have to have faith that God would help them.
Take a look at Luke 1:28-38 Mary the mother of Jesus accepting the plan of God that she would conceive though she was a virgin but that the Holy Ghost would come upon her. Her answer in Luke 1:38 was so profound, And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word, And the angel departed from her. All I can say to this is let thy word be done – this was FAITH!! The prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 was fulfilled.
 Read more about Faith in Hebrews 11:1-40
Faith is the assurance that things even though unseen and what you expect in faith will come to pass. For all those who picked “C” who have an abundance of faith, that unshakeable faith, you already know there is no greater faith than to trust the word of God. If you are a person with no faith or partial faith – the doubter at times, work towards a new level of faith – pray and leave it with God, believe in the one who created you, trust in God’s word and watch God show up!!
Be Blessed