But it happens.
Your world gets busier and busier, and life speeds up.
Before you know it, your job, your family, your relationships with others, your bills, your worries … take up all your time.
Your time with God is now a distant memory.
- I don’t have time to pray, I’ll do it tomorrow.
- I don’t have time for devotions.
- I don’t have time to talk to God.
Soon, God is in your rearview mirror as you blast through life at warp speed.
That’s when you have to catch yourself.
That’s when you have to slow down.
Take your foot off the gas and quit passing God up like He’s a small town between Los Angeles and New York.
Stop And Smell The Roses
His Word in Psalm 46:10 gently reminds us …
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
You haven’t done much exalting lately because you’ve forgotten who God is.
When you begin to forget who God is, I want you to listen to this beautiful song.
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It reminds us who God is, and our relationship to Him.
“You unravel me with a melody
You surround me with a song.
Of deliverance from my enemies
‘Til all my fears are gone.
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God…”
It is so easy to forget something so simple.
But, hey, we’re too busy, right?
So, I have to ask: Is God your melody?
- Do you hear His words of love singing in your heart when you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night?
- Does the melody of God stir your soul?
- Do you feel cradled safely in the arms of God’s pure love?
- Do you embrace the fact you are no longer a slave to fear, that you are a child of God?
If not … it’s because you are speeding through life.
Don’t be so busy that you miss an awesome opportunity to grow closer to your Creator and hear the melody of love He plays daily to YOU.
Make Time For Your Creator
Zephaniah 3:17 puts it in perspective:
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves; He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
God rejoices over you in song.
It is His melody of love.
Despite my many, many imperfections, I love talking to God.
Of course, I tell Him what He already knows, but in return, I get to hear His wonderful melody play in my soul.
Enoch heard God’s melody play out in his life.
I have always admired Enoch. Oh, that I could be like him.
The Bible says that Enoch lived 365 years before he was taken by God.
Genesis 5:21-24 tells us that Enoch, “Walked with God: and he was no more; for God took him.”
One minute he is here, the next minute he is gone! Wow!
But how can I be like Enoch if my life is so busy that I don’t have time for God?
When that happens, just stop whatever you’re doing and remember:
- That day he reached down and picked you up and broke the chains that bound you in sin.
- That day He washed you in the blood of His Son, Jesus, Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
- That day He gave you a new, more abundant life and you gladly gave Him your life of despair.
- That day you first heard His melody of love in your heart.
So, slow down and take the time to listen to God’s song in your life.
It’s a beautiful melody that sings out:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
So, when you start to forget who God is…
Ask Him to unravel you like a melody and surround you with His song of love…
So that you remember you are no longer a slave to fear…
You are a child of God.
Hear that melody?
Then exalt Him…and give Him all the glory and praise due His name.