I was standing in front of my closet.
I was thinking about how busy our weekend was, and how little we saw our oldest daughter during it. She had graduation parties to attend, a babysitting job, and we just didn't get a chance to sit and talk. I was contemplating how I didn't like her being so busy that we couldn't connect with each other.
Then I heard the whisper.
That little God whisper that said "That's exactly how I feel".
As I pulled out clothing for the day, it hit me. This IS exactly how God feels when we don't take the time to connect with him. We have lots of reasons for our busyness~our homes, children, spouses, church commitments, friends, fatigue...the list can go on. They may even be good reasons.
But we are neglecting our relationship with the ONE who really matters most. The One who we should be making time for. No matter what our situation, no matter how busy we may be, we should be spending time with our heavenly father.
This whisper was eye opening for me. Some days I am so busy that at the end of the day, I hit the pillow and realize I haven't spend time with the Lord during the day. So I half heartedly whisper my prayers as I am falling asleep. This is not the relationship the Lord wants with us. He doesn't want our leftovers. He wants our entire attention. He wants us to talk with him. Take our burdens to Him. Thank Him for our blessings. Praise Him for what we have been given. Listen to His whispers. Hear what He has to tell us.
So as I realize how much I want to maintain a close relationship to my children, I remember that God wants a close relationship with His children. If you haven't spent time with the Lord yet today, make time. Cut out a part of your day and be intentional about spending time with Him. My day is so much brighter when I remember this, and it will be for you also.