I have a question that I would like you to ponder…
Where does God stand in your life?
Is God at the center of your life? or at the top of your list?
I think there is a big difference.
When life starts to get busy (or maybe when I just start to get lazy) I start to compartmentalize sections of my life; and instead of allowing them to holistically flow through me, I start to have them be a part of a checklist.
My relationship with God is not immune to this.
Instead of God being the center of my life, the source from which all actions, thoughts, motives, etc. would flow, I now just try to have Him near the top of my “list” of things I need to do.
But there is no real passion in having God near the top of a list.
Wake up: check.
Eat Breakfast: check.
Quickly read my Bible and pray: check.
Leave for work: check.
When our relationship with God becomes just another agenda that we feel we need to fulfill, and then once we’ve fulfilled it we don’t need to pay attention to it any longer, it loses its power.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him…” Proverbs 3:6a
If God is just at the top of a list, He is not being acknowledged in all our ways. But when God is at the center of our lives, things are totally different. He becomes the source and everything flows from that. It is no longer an item that, once done, will be forgotten. It is something that is continually being used, referred to,and having our lives filter through it.
I know I need to continually check myself and make sure I keep God as the center, and not just near the top of my list.
How about you?