by Randy Chambers, 2015-06-09
Ecclesiastes 2:11, NIV: Yet when I surveyed all that my hands
had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing
after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
I think it is a terrible truth how much Christian activity is lived like an
appointment penciled in—easily erased if something of seeming greater importance
comes along. Quiet times with our Lord, Bible study, quality prayer time, and
serving God are so very often the casualties in the competition for our time and
attention. And for what? For what things do the things of God take second place.
I am seldom late for work, or a doctor’s appointment, or the start time of my
favorite television show. Why is it I hold my appointments with God with less
esteem? Each time with God is crucial to my existence—every moment with Him is
vital for my life, health, and happiness. I lay down with the best intentions
that tomorrow will be better, and when the day progresses, too often I am
erasing again my appointment with Him, and say to myself, “Maybe tomorrow…”