Thursday, February 11, 2010
It's 8:55, Tuesday night and you're around the corner from your house. You whip into the driveway, run in the door, throw your stuff down, turn on the television and breathe a sigh of relief. You made it before Ryan Seacrest came on the screen and said, "Ladies and Gentleman, it's time for American Idol!" (cue music)
Okay, maybe this story is a thing of the past. After all, we now have the beautiful technology known as dvr - who would have thought the day would come that we have a pause button for our tv's?! But you all remember rushing home and arranging your schedule so as not to miss your favorite show, your favorite team, or your favorite news anchor.
Bottom line, we all have those things in our life that we don't want to miss, and many of them involve alternative realities viewed on a screen.
When's the last time you rushed home or rearranged your entire schedule so you didn't miss your time with God? Or, when's the last time you felt devastated because you did miss it?
I have to confess that there have been days lately when I press snooze one more time and then cut my time with God short so that I can turn on the news right when it starts - how messed up is that? I can miss time with God, but not the first five minutes of the news cycle that I could record or just look up later on the internet.
Psalm 42 says that just as the deer pants for streams of water, our souls should thirst for God. Thing is, we don't just wake up one day with that thirst, it's something that builds as we spend time with God.
Start today - make your time with God the #1 can't miss in your day.