Saturday, August 8, 2009

No Room for Him

This morning I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed out to my front porch. It is my favorite place to go on Saturday morning. The kids and the hubby were all awake and I needed a little quiet time.

I opened up My Utmost for His Highest and jumping out from the page I read this:

"There is no room here for the Son of God just now, no room for quiet holy communion with the Father."



This devotional was first published in 1935. I think about the busyness of life, and the advances in technology since Oswald Chambers first wrote this statement. If people had no room in their lives from the Son of God in 1935. . .just think about what it is like today.

I will be the first to admit that it is so tempting to go first to the tv, the newspaper, or the computer when I first wake up in the morning rather than to God. That is why I cherish Saturday mornings. I am not the only parent in the house to answer to the call of my kids. I take the opportunity to sneak out to the front porch and have my quiet time.

I always wanted my kids to wake up in the morning and see me reading my Bible and putting God first. Unfortunately, lately the first thing they see is me at the computer.

I always want to leave room for the Son of God. I always want to make time for quiet holy communion with the Father.

As I spent time in prayer this morning, this is what I asked God for. . .

Help me teach my children about You.
Help me touch my friends with You.
Help me love my enemies through You.
Help me live my life for You.

9 comments:

Daveda said...

I will agree with you on that prayer. It is my hearts desire as well. Have a great weekend!

Blessings!

Kimberly said...

Greatest thing my dad ever taught me....when I would get up early, I would "catch" him on his knees every morning. Such a good way to start the day!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Your prayer is so true! It is the best way to start a day isn't it?
Collette xxx

Theta Mom said...

I know what you mean about needing your quiet time. We all need this for our own peace of mind! Beautiful prayer.

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3 Blessings said...

I know exactly what you mean. I pray that they see me as a follower who is also their mother. Thank you for this beautiful post.
Blessings,
Amy

Dawn said...

really... quite profound! and very true. life is buzzing these days... with electronics that eat up our time and energy. good, and bad. glad you have your quiet saturday morning times... i savor my mornings, too... especially these last few of summer!

Kathy said...

Thank you for that great reminder and for your honesty. There really is NO excuse. What an amazing heritage we will leave our chidlren if that is the ONLY thing that we teach them.......

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I am always amazed at the timeless truths of Oswald Chambers.

No Room for Jesus ... Seems that's been a problem since his birth in a manger. They had no room for Him. He deserves a first-class room in my own heart, but often I put him out back in the stable.

Convicting post....

deb said...

this was timely, and well writtten,
I've been struggling , as we all do , with time management with the kids home, no excuse, but it does call for an adjustment I stubbornly hold back on.
Thanks for these words