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.