Scripture: “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the Law of the Lord and on it he meditates both day and night.” ~Psalm 1:1,2
If an accountant walked with you day by day, where would you say most of your time is spent? Let’s say that eight hours is spent sleeping, another three hours is spent eating and preparing meals. Let’s say that work takes another eight hours. Perhaps driving to work and back takes another hour. Out of twenty-four hours, we are left with 4 hours of time. How about physical fitness? Let’s put an hour in for that. Now we have three hours. Many people use that three hours for various activities – Facebook, homework if you are in school, TV, video-games, working on the car, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, or a variety of activities.
Then when do we study the Word or pray? Perhaps we don’t.
I think it’s possible to take fifteen minutes a day to read God’s Word or study it in some fashion (like reciting memorized verses). You could also take another fifteen minutes to pray. We could talk about several ways to do that. But even by doing that, you would still have another two and a half hours left. That’s a lot of time each day to do what you want to do to relax.
What is your life like?
I challenge you to look at your time and see where it’s spent and consider taking a minimum of thirty minutes a day out for God. When you focus on Him each day, your priorities will line up better with His and His Word will keep you from walking with the wicked, standing in the path of sinners, or sitting in the seat of scoffers. It doesn’t mean you don’t see people from these areas in life, it means that when you encounter them, you’ve got more of God’s wisdom and light to share with them.