Today it is time for another wonderful Community Brew with two of my favorite ladies, Rachel of Oh, Simple Thoughts and Madison of Wetherills Say I Do.
If you are a new follower, every month these two ladies host a link-up in order to build community within many blogs. Sometimes we talk about marriage, sometimes we talk about life in general, but today, we are having an open discussion on whatever topic we want to talk about and the focus is on what Christ is teaching us for the month.
Yall, August has been rough. Not by any event, I have just been feeling in the dumps. I cant get myself to do hardly anything but want to rest. Work has been much more demanding lately and I know its about to get harder with school starting in just 12 days.
Oh, and just let me be honest. The whole anniversary trip cancelation just bummed me out even more.
There are emails that I need to respond to, projects that I need to finish, laundry to do, dishes to wash...my list could go on and on. I feel like I come home exhausted but make myself even more exhausted by my overflowing to do list and honestly, my priorities are just not where they need to be for this month.
My preacher came out with this book called Priority Time: Addicted to God's Word. It is a devotion that teaches you how to read the bible and how to spend time with Christ. Let me tell you, this book and series came at the perfect time for me.
On Sunday, our preacher described priority time as "a daily, unhurried, inspired time to read the word of God in order to know the God of the word." It is so easy to push away priority time. When I come home from work, I just want to catch up on some Netflix or take a small nap. But without setting my priorities to Christ first, no other priorities will be managed right.
Priority time with God determines all other priorities.
As Christ followers, we are told to go out into the world and tell others about Jesus. To spread His love, compassion, and tell others about spending an eternal life with him. If I am not on top of my priority time, spending time with God and listening to Him, then how can I tell someone else to do the same?
I have signed up to serve in the 7-8th grade girls Sunday morning classes and I am also a part of Rave Ministries which ranges from high school to college girls.
I NEED my priority time. I need to be knowledgeable for these girls. They are going to come to me for help or questions about salvation and who am I to help if I don't even help myself?
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation
I'm ready for a fresh, new start. I'm tired of fighting the world on my own and I'm tired of overwhelming myself with things that "have" to be done. All of that can wait while priority time cant.
From many blogs I have read, it seems like July and this beginning of August have been a bit overwhelming for a lot of us. Let us all encourage one another and let us all remind each other to focus on Him so everything else will lay out before us.
Crave the word of Christ. Listen to Him and let priority time not be quiet, but be loud by what He is teaching you.