I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Might One of Jacob. Psalm 132:4-5
In the busyness of life, people are moving so much and so fast that they cannot find the time or place to slow down. Along with not finding the own personal need to slow down, they do not have much room for God in their lives. Work, school, families, spouses, repairs, cleaning, gardening, yard work, vehicle work, and the list goes on indefinitely of things that take their place in their lives.
The world is seeking to have a place for wealth, health and fame in their lives. If any one of these are missing, they strive for more.
Not only is this a problem in the world, it can be a problem with those in the church. Focus on the things of this world can easily push out a place for God in the lives of a person. Not only does a believer have all the same challenges that the world has, he may even have added in the challenges of ministry inside the church.
The events in a person’s life get so overwhelming that Jesus has no real dwelling in his life, except on Sunday morning for maybe one to two hours…maybe. Even then many are thinking about things after the service while in the service.
David said he would not sleep until he found a place for God to dwell. Although he was talking about a physical dwelling place, believers today need to find a place for God in their lives.
In your busyness of life, are you finding a place for Jesus in your life?
Allow God to be on the throne of your life. He should be the One who is at the center of all that you do, not just someone you think about on Sunday morning or in a crisis moment.
When something is important to you, you will find a place for it in your life. Is Jesus important to you?
Does God have a dwelling place in your day-to-day life?
I pray today that you will make time for God every day; that God will have the highest place in your life; that you will never sleep without God dwelling in your life; and that you will seek God all day every day.