God usually whispers. He doesn’t use a sledgehammer (although I wish He would) and I want to hear Him when He speaks to me. In order to hear God, I have to spend time with God.
I wish it wasn’t true; but too often, once the day starts the focus tends to shift from God to the daily to-do-list. All right, it doesn’t tend to shift it usually shifts. There have been many times when God has whispered to me saying do this or don’t do this and it doesn’t register because I’m focused on my daily life. Oh, I hear it but that’s it. Later, when I am dealing with the consequences of having done the wrong thing, made the wrong choice, or made the wrong decision, I remember hearing God.
We make time for what is important to us no matter how busy we are or how demanding our job is. I don’t want the world to so fill up my time that God isn’t first, He gets pushed aside, and I don’t hear Him when He speaks to me. I don’t want time with God to be if I have time after everything else is done. I want my time with God to be first and then I will do what I can during the rest of the day. Too many days this isn’t the case. Too many days are get up and go days. Too many days are days where God gets left out or left behind.
It’s a sad commentary on life or at least on my life that I have filled my life up so much that God can get shoved aside and left out of my day. How about you? There are things we can do. Spending time with God in the morning before the day starts, reading the Bible, praying and seeking God’s direction is a great way to start the day. Journaling and praying is a great way to end the day. One-sentence prayers are great for during the day.