As COVID-19 rapidly spread, countries and cities across the world entered lockdown with the closure of schools, venues and all non-essential businesses. Normal day to day activities came to an abrupt halt. Our schedules and routines were changed overnight. Previously, much of our lives had been consumed by multiple activities. Now, we had extra time on our hands. We had more time to study our Bibles, to pray and to meditate on the good things of God. Many took the time to write an encouraging card or to help out one who may have been in need.
COVID-19 caused many of us to think about how we are spending our time. This time, used wisely, should have strengthened our lives both spiritually and physically.
Now, over the past year, we are on our way to getting back into our normal routine. Remaining active in service for Christ should always be our first priority. The spiritual life should not be crowded out by the cares of life. When spiritual matters take the back burner, everything around us will crumble. Emphasis on temporal matters creates a spiritual imbalance. The work of God and fulfilling the great commission should always take first place in our lives. Others can see what our priorities are and what things we are neglecting.
Matthew 6:20-21 states “but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
It is a privilege and blessing to be actively involved in the work of God. Your very salvation depends upon the priorities you set in your walk with God.
There will always be responsibilities we will have to tend to in this life- our jobs, our kids, our spouses, our hobbies, the demands and distractions of life. We have to be careful not to let them become more of a priority than our relationship with God.
Matthew 6:33 states “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.
~ E Kline