I just spent the last 30 minutes or so rearranging my pantry shelves. Who knew that I had six cans of cream of mushroom soup and three bags of powdered sugar? (Oh, and I don’t need pineapple either – I’ve got chunks, sliced, tidbits and crushed!) I’m am running low on green beans and canned tuna. I usually just come in from the store and put things away wherever I can find room. I’m always in a hurry to get things put away. Before long – I don’t know what I have and what I need. Do your cabinets look like that?
This got me to thinking about how we often fill our lives. Our mornings are so full of getting ready, eating breakfast, and packing lunches, that we’re good to get out of the house with our coffee and keys. Then, after work, there are ball practices, music lessons, and the never ending, “What are we going to have for supper?” At night we try to squeeze in monitoring homework and bath time, while trying to find out what happened in the world today on the news. (My six year old grandson, Aiden asked, “Why do old people watch so much news?” Ha Ha)
Our lives are packed with all kinds of activities. Our shelves are full. But, perhaps, we would benefit from a little cleaning and rearranging to find out how we’re prioritizing our time. Are you running low on time for your prayer life? Have you allowed time in your day to “study the scriptures daily?” (Acts 17:11) Is “writing on my heart every word” scripture copying part of your daily schedule? What are you spending most of your time doing? Do you have extra time allotted for sports? friends? Are you wasting most of your evenings watching TV? Personally – I spend way too much time playing games on the computer. I think all of us would benefit from stepping back and taking a good look at ourselves. It’s been good for me. Simply blessed, Courtney