When Things Get In The Way
Faith, Homestead Reflections

When Things Get In The Way

Sometimes things get in the way.

They may not necessarily be bad things, they just happen to get in front of the things that actually matter.
Like on Sunday when I wanted to skip church because there was a few projects that needed my attention at home. Oh if I only I didn’t have to waste half the day at church. That right there, that thought is a clear sign that church was exactly where I needed to be.

Keeping a good house, and always having something on the go is not a bad thing.  Until it gets in the way of me worshiping my awesome God, who has provided all things for me.

I love being busy, and I love always having projects ahead of me, it keeps me moving.  I love spending time in the yard with my hens and goats.  I love walking my dogs in the evening. I love relaxing at night and reading a mystery novel in front of the wood stove.  I love to write and blog.  I love to cook and bake for my Hubby.  These are not bad things. But when I neglect time with my God, because I have filled my plate too full, they become bad things.


At church on Sunday my pastor noted that only 19% of Christians read their bible daily.  At first the flesh in me thought well that’s not me, I read my bible quite regularly. And then I stopped and thought about when really was the last time I sat down and read my bible?  We pray before meals, and I pray before I go to bed, but without actually spending time in the written Word of God how am I to know what God is trying to tell me? Or how am I supposed to get a closer relationship with that all loving God?

When I first started this homesteading journey I wanted to live a God sufficient life. I do not want to be self sufficient I want to be God sufficient. But I have let things get in the way. I prefer to sleep those few extra minutes as opposed to get up and start the day with a devotion.  And from there the rest of day just takes off on me, until before I know it it is bed time again.  My priorities are out of whack!

I serve an awesome God who sent His Son to die for my sins. That alone is reason enough for me to want to spend time with Him.  He paid for me.  I am free from the shackles of sin because of Him.  Hallelujah!

My friends, do not let things get in the way. The things can wait. A relationship with the one true God cannot.

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