Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
I’ve been making a lot of lists lately. Lists for vacation, lists for shopping, lists for work. There is always something to keep track of. Something not to forget in this crazy and busy life we lead.
While I tend to focus so much of my attention on the menial things in my life (what do I need to pack?), I can easily forget about the most important things. In particular, spending quality time with Jesus each and every day.
As Christians, we are called to have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. In order to do this, we must make sure our moments spent with Him are purposeful. Think about how you get to know someone best. In most cases, it’s not when you are rushing around worrying about what you need to do next. Instead, it’s when you start committing time to that person, having meaningful conversations, listening to each other, sitting down and getting to know one another.
Sure, we can talk to Jesus in the car on the way to work. We can even can pray while we are running on the treadmill. He’s always readily available. But He also yearns to know us better than that. He doesn’t want to only be your running partner or the guy who rides shotgun with you. (Although He can do that too).
He doesn’t want to be the afterthought.
Instead, He wants to be the guy you make time for every morning or every evening (or yes even during your lunch hour.) He wants to be the guy you bring all of your worries to and the guy who you listen to first.
He is ready to be the focus of all of your attention.
And He wants to be on the top of your list.