Many times us as believers only tend to seek the Lord when we are in need of an "emergency," and then when the emergency is "resolved" we tend to just put God away into a box and have Him in a corner until its time to take Him out again. I've had my few shares of neglecting the Lord moments.. moments where I've been too busy with school or work to realize that my only communication with Jesus was a morning prayer or a few prayers of desperation. Its not easy to admit this when you're spiritual belief is based on having a relationship with God. Being a believer isn't about having a part-time relationship with God. Our faith is not equivalent to a job. Friday service and Sunday service are our working days, we clock in in the beginning of service and then clock out after those hours are up and head back to our chaotic filled lives, no.
Joyce Meyer's devotional called Taking God Out of The "Emergency Only" Box! inspired today's post and I wanted to share her "prayer starter" which I also found inspiring!
"Prayer Starter: Lord, I know that the Christian life is so much more than an "emergency only" back-up plan. Because You live within me, I want to know You as a personal friend. Rather than just calling on You when I'm in trouble, I want to seek You every single day." Amen!
1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?