I learned something not long ago. Actually it was revealing. Let me tell you about it.
I waited for someone the other day. I made an appointment, called and confirmed the time and place. Normally, when I know I may have to wait for any length of time, I bring a magazine or book so I am not “wasting time.”
But this day, I didn’t think to bring anything with me. So there I sat at McDonald’s on Blue Lick Road, drinking coffee while watching and waiting for her. But she didn’t show up, nor did she call to tell me why. I was disappointed, hurt, frustrated.
Here is the revealing part. I thought of how many times I had left my Lord waiting for me – the One who redeemed me from my debt of sin, paid the ultimate price for my soul, and offered me His friendship. Many times, I made plans to meet Him, then I let something else get in the way, or simply forgot. I have canceled too many appointments or put other things first.
Other things. How many times have I let other things get between God and me?
I have just started a Bible study by Kelly Minter (remember her from the Ruth study?). The title is No Other Gods. Today’s study got me to thinking about any functional gods I have let become too important in my life.
What other things could be more important than my relationship with Jesus? The way that relationship deepens and grows is by spending time with him.
David said, “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsts for thee, my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is . . .” (Psalm 63:1)
The priority of keeping my early morning appointments with my Savior and Lord cannot be stressed enough. Especially as I consider the incredible thought that He looks forward to meeting with me. I do not want to disappoint Him again.
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