James 4: 14

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.


I had really good intentions for the summer relating to this blog I recently released a short non-fiction book entitled GOD, LIFE & HULA HOOPS: SPIRITUAL LISTENING LESSONS.  Click here for the link. t’s meant to be light-hearted but with a serious message. Throughout the summer, I’d planned to post a devotion for each chapter but…I only got to 5 before I got busy with other things and forgot to keep posting.

Life is like that, probably even more so for you than for me since I’m retired. Busy, busy, busy. But we shouldn’t ever be too busy to spend some time with God. And I don’t mean going to church, that’s all good and wonderful. But spending time with God outside of church should be a part of your schedule.

Why you might ask? Several reasons come to mind.

Spending time with God will keep you in his peace and joy. And that’s something we can all benefit from because we are so busy and our lives are so hectic.

Spending time with God will help you develop the roots you need to weather the storms of our lives. Life’s not always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult sometimes. But the more anchored we are in God, the more we can weather the storms.

Spending time with God will help you become the person God created you to be. God created each of us for a reason. Finding that reason will bring you inexpressible joy, but if we’re too busy focusing on this world rather than Him, we might just miss out on the plan! And I’m sure you don’t want that.

I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t spend as much time with God as I want or I should, but I can always tell when it’s time to refocus on HIM. I start feeling like a rowboat on an ocean during rough seas. That’s when I turn my eyes back to God. And he’s always there waiting for me.

Question of the day: What’s your favorite way to spend time with God? For me, I love to turn on praise music as I exercise and sing along with it!










  1. I always like to start my morning out reading the Word and reflecting on it for a little while. Then when I get to my job at the church office, I am the only one there and I love to listen to praise music.


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