Sunday, May 22, 2016

Have I forgotten God?

I wonder how many of us remember
what we were doing one year ago today.
Some of us might have a hard time remembering
what we were doing a month or a week ago today!
We get better at some things as we grow older
but when it comes to remembering,
most of us find that we get better at forgetfulness!

So we need help in remembering things,
especially in remembering important things.
That’s why we have calendars and date books
and apps on our cell phones: to help us remember.
And in case I forget to look at my calendar to remember
where I should be and what I should be doing --
my cell phone beeps to remind me!

It’s easy to forget things I need to remember – even some big things.
In fact, believe it or not, it’s easy to forget – GOD!
No one and nothing is greater, bigger, broader or deeper than God
but sometimes, even often, I’m so busy
with all the people and things on my calendar
that I forget that GOD wants to be on my calendar, too.
God who always was, who is and always will be:
God-eternal wants to be part of my life -- every day.
God wants to meet with me, every day, for prayer,
at a time I set apart for God and me to talk.
But it’s so easy for me to think that “I’m too busy to pray.”
Being too busy to pray is the beginning of forgetting God in my life.