Does anyone like going to the doctor? I can’t be the only one who dreads the trip to the doctor or dentist. Here is the funny thing, the reason that I hate going to the doctor is now about the actual visit; it is about the waiting in the different rooms before the doctor ever comes to check on me. I understand that things happen, and schedules can get backed up. But, have you ever noticed that the doctor’s offices want you to show up for your appointment at least 15 minutes early? They don’t want to be left waiting on us, but they don’t mind having you sit and wait on them.
I am not picking on doctor’s offices, because I have been to hairstylist and nail salons, where the wait is just as bad. My hairdresser doesn’t like to work on multiple ladies in her shop, so it usually is not a wait when I go there. But, even though that is the case, I still call ahead of time to see how her schedule is going before I leave my house.
I have an alarm set on my phone to go off at 8:00 am every morning. That alarm is to remind me to do my morning devotional. My mornings are hectic, and I can get caught up in what is happening, or what needs to be happening, and the day will slip by without me doing my daily devotional. I have also been known to turn the alarm off if I was in the middle of something, with all of the greatest intentions of doing my devotional once I finished my project. I bet you can guess how that turns out.
It just hit me this week, that the Lord is ALWAYS there for me. I will never set an appointment with the Lord, where he won’t show up. I then started thinking about my morning devotional time, and I wondered if that was an “appointment” that I had set with the Lord, and about all of the times that I didn’t show up. Was the Lord there….waiting on me to show? The blood drained from my face at the thought. Big tears rolled down my cheeks, and I prayed to the Lord for forgiveness.
Ever since I started thinking of my devotional time as an appointment with the Lord, I have not been late. I now have an alarm that goes off at 7:55 am so that I have 5 minutes to wrap up anything that I am working on or get to a stopping place so that I am not late to my appointment. I never want the Lord to think that He is not a priority for me, or that He is worked into my life whenever it is convenient. Spending time with the Lord is the most important that I will do each day, and I needed to get my priorities in order.
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
I hope that you will always be on time for your scheduled appointment with the Lord, even if the doctors continue to make you wait.
Have A Blessed Day!