Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Time Chaos

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)

The 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.

In 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.

So 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.

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