Marriage Series

Making Time for God

Getting married is a beautiful thing. However, when you get married you will realize there are so many things fighting for your attention including your friends, your families, your spouses, your job etc. It would seem like a difficult balancing act at first however it is imperative that we know the order in which we should prioritize these areas of our lives.

The first priority in our life and by extension in our marriage should always be God for he is the chord that is needed to keep your marriage together. So if that chord is broken you are going to face many problems and obstacles in your marriage. For the word of the Lord says in Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” So in all things we must always Love God with all we have and that includes also loving him more than our spouses, our friends, our families and our jobs.

We need to remember that things can easily become a god to us if we allow it. Anything we invest an excessive amount of time into can become a god. So ask yourself today. Are you spending an excessive amount of time focusing on your job, your friends, your spouse? If yes, you still have time to stop before it’s too late. Deuteronomy 5: 8-9 says “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;  you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me”

One thing I battled with in the early stages of my marriage was looking to others for approval. I constantly sought the approval of others when the only approval I needed was God’s. When I stopped seeking validation from others and asking for God’s help and for his approval in everything I realized how much easier my life was getting. We may think if we are going through a difficult time in our lives that the first person we should go to is a friend who may be able to offer us a sense of comfort and a listening ear however God asks us to come to him. The word of the Lord says in Psalm 55:22″Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved”. There is NOTHING you are going through today that the Lord can’t help you through. Go to him for advice. His word has the answers for all problems we may be facing. Take it from me as I am speaking from experience.

I hope this can be encouragement for some of you that are struggling with prioritizing your lives and making God #1 in everything. It may seem difficult at first but you will get there. I am married going on four years and I can tell you it is doable. Have faith in yourself.

 

Love Charly

8 Comments

  1. I write out devotions and Bible verses out for my husband to take to work. He is so busy but he love this. We both benefit from this.

  2. YES! There is so much truth here. It reminds me of Matthew 6:33.

  3. I just had this conversation with my husband last night. I told him that he needed to make quiet time happen. I told him that his making quiet time for God maybe his very own version of wrestling with the angel. It may take time but he will receive his blessing.

  4. When I don’t make time for the Lord, my day seems off. It has to be a priority!

  5. ains1014

    God most definitely should be front and center in our lives. I have to make sure I set aside 30 minutes before my household wakes up to have quality time with God in his word and in prayer. When I don’t do that I feel as if my time with him is spent half focused on what is going on around me. I cherish this time and make sure I have it daily!

  6. Lo

    My brother once told me that we have to be careful of doing so much for God (or for other people) that we forget to actually spend time WITH God. For me, that was a reminder to make sure I am always nurturing my relationship with the Lord.

  7. Wonderful post! It is so easy to forget about spending time with the Lord, but how awful! He is our sole reason for existing. Would we ever forget to eat or drink, or partake in our favorite hobby? Unlikely, but these pale in comparison to God Almighty who is more worthy of our time than anything else. We need to make habits, and then keep them! It becomes much easier to spend time with God when we are used to doing it every day. 🙂

  8. Kristi

    Prioritizing is so important. If not, we can just see our days slipping away without putting what is truly important anywhere in there. Satan loves to distract us but hates it when we make sure God gets top priority!

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