A psalm of David.
1 I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me;
hear me when I call to you.
2 May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a guard over my mouth, LORD;
keep watch over the door of my lips.
So I was outside my office yesterday having a “time out” with God. There is a catwalk that circles my floor outside the building. We are next to a freeway and car dealership but there are trees and plants in between us. There is also Mountains on the other side of the major street we are on so I can see God’s Glory and Majesty in the middle of our busy little lives.
As I sat on the top stair at the end of the catwalk, I noticed a group of chairs placed in a small semi-circle. I realized that I was sitting in front of the smoking break area. A co-worker soon appeared with her cigarette drawn, feeding the addiction that beckons her every few hours. Now if you’re a smoker, my intention is not to bash you. That is not my point at all. Actually in a weird way I am a bit jealous.
Let me explain, you see smokers walk away from whatever is going on, faithfully. Every day, several times a day in fact, they walk away to feed that calling. What if Christians were as faithful to the calling of the Holy Spirit? Can you imagine seeing Christians walk away from whatever is going on to have a time out with God, faithfully, every day, several times a day. What if we felt the Spirit dwelling up inside us so strongly, that we had to walk away and answer that call?
Are we so busy with all this stuff that we are too busy to just stop and give God 5, 10 minutes throughout our day. I don’t mean our daily time in the word or daily prayer time. I am talking about in bewteen those times. When was the last time you reached out to the Father and He replied, “sorry but I am too busy with important stuff to give you my attention”.? When has God limited the amount of time He has available for us?
I decided to try this, setting an alarm in my phone to remind me to walk away at least twice a day. I am not going to lie, it is hard and most days I hit snooze on one or both alarms. I mean I snooze time with God, as if what I am doing is more important. It is incredible that the Creator of this Universe would even allow me to come before Him at all and I SNOOZE that time for work? I have found that the more I take that time with my Father, the more I want. I do feel that calling down in my soul, whispering my name. I am snoozing the alarm less and less. My goal is to never hit snooze when it comes to matters of my relationship with the Lord. I want to be as faithful as a smoker, one who is a fiend for that hit from the Holy Spirit.