HOW TO STAY CONNECTED WITH GOD DESPITE YOUR SCHEDULE
The age of technology seems to move everything quickly. The 1990s seemed like yesterday but it was actually three decades ago. At present, everything is so fast-paced that it requires instantaneous outcomes. This equates to a busier life when at some point, 24 hours doesn’t seem enough for a day because of bustling schedules.
In a fleeting time where we exist, can we still manage to spend time with God even for just a moment? Perhaps you would want to be with God, but you argue with yourself at times, and decide to set it aside thinking that you’d do it on a Sunday.
But we do not realize that what we set aside and refuse to do is the most essential and meaningful thing while we are still alive. Staying connected with God is an integral part in our whole being as we are spirit, soul, heart and body. We need God because through Him does our spirit strengthen.
“For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us.You, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name.”
If you believe that you are a child of God, then you do believe that He is your Father and in that sense, it is only essential for you to keep in communion with Him on a regular basis. Here are some ways on how to stay connected with God despite your schedule.
Rest and Reset
Most people do not see the importance of rest. You grind with grit and passion like there’s no tomorrow; simply focused and driven. But did you know that we were actually commanded to rest? Yes, rest is one of the injunctions in the 10 commandments.
Exo. 20:9-10 states, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work,”
Rest is not just for your body to rebuild muscles and restore strength but this is for your spirit. It needs to rest in God’s presence not minding the noise of the world; a me time with God.
As you plan out your day, week or month, you know what your most valued activities are. If you believe that keeping intuned with God is important, you need to put Him in your priority list. Remember that when you consider an activity as a priority, it is always intentional. Matt. 6:33 encourages us to, “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Having a thankful heart will always lead you to whisper thanksgiving to Him who blesses your life. Start first thing in the morning as you open your eyes. The fact that you woke up to a new day with renewed strength is reason enough for you not to forget God’s goodness. Count your blessings regularly and be thankful for every single one of them.
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night."
Focus on the Good Things
Good things always point toward God because He is the originator of good. During creation time, God considered that what He created was good. Of course, you and I understand that everything was in a perfect state at that time but don’t miss the fact that the sign of life, a fresh start, or a new beginning is always a good thing.
As what the author of Psalms 27:13 said, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” It is with confidence and belief that good things exist, therefore, it is where he is focused. So, focus on the good because it is of the Lord’s.
When you wake to a new day, it is a good thing that you can thank God because you were able to rest and reset. This is reason enough for you to stay connected with God regardless how busy your life gets.