Note: This is a continuation of posts from my Advanced Preaching students at Kentucky Christian University. I (and they) would appreciate some feedback.
Guest author: Jordan McNabb (@Jordan_McNabb)
fall season has begun. The leaves are changing, pumpkins are being bought up
and kids are choosing their costumes for Halloween. Meanwhile parents are
trying to get their children ready for school, they are busing them to all of
their activities while trying to balance a ridiculous work schedule. College
students are in full swing of their classes. The students are starting to feel
mid-terms get closer and closer every day. They start studying more, planning
time to hang out with their friends, trying to make their crazy lives a little
less insane. Life is hectic, Life is busy, and there is never enough time for
everything we want to do. Time just seems like it runs out when you do not want
it to. TIME is uncontrollable.
hustle and bustle of everyday life we forget something very important. When we
create our schedules and plan our days we push something off to the side. We
leave out the most important entry, we leave out the stabilizer in our week. We
leave out God. God, the creator of all things good, is effortlessly left out of
our lives. It is not like we mean to or it is on purpose but the being who
breathed life into us is lost in translation; He has lost his importance to us.
God has always yearned for us to have a relationship with him. We were created
with the desire to search for God. We are hardwired for it but somehow we
forget to put God in our lives.
Deuteronomy 6: 5-9 says, “5 Love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments
that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your
children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the
road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your
hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your
houses and on your gates.” God wants us to include him in our lives and he
wants to be remembered. He commands us to not forget him in our lives and make
him a focus. Write scripture on the chalkboard in your kitchen, read the bible
with your spouse, kids, or you friends. God wants to you to remember him and he
does not want you forget what he has done for us. He wants to be included in
all areas of our lives. Life is hectic, and stressful, and it can be hard
sometimes. God is the source of calm during the storms of life and he is your
peace in troubled times. All we have to do is have a relationship with him.
to end this blog, I have a couple quick questions for you. Have you forgotten
God in your life? Is God included in all areas of your life.