May is by far the busiest month for our family. And this year, we’ve added some significant events to the calendar. I’m graduating high school, my sister (Leanna) is planning a wedding (!), and we’re headed West for a family trip.
These are exciting times—busy times. My days are brimming with plans and work and writing.
I like being busy. But this prayer stirred me last week to realign my priorities—to tackle my to-do list only after I’ve drawn near to God:
never be too busy to attend to my soul,
never be so engrossed with time
that I neglect the things of eternity;
thus may I not only live, but grow towards Thee.*
Be busy. But don’t forget why you plan parties or cook meals or pack for vacation: to glorify Jesus Christ.
*Excerpted from A Christian’s Prayer, The Valley of Vision, edited by Arthur Bennett