I was looking at my schedule for the next couple months and to say the least it is way more confusing than normal. I work a sort of rotating schedule at work and that is part of the confusion. Then adding Drill dates and such from Guard as well as things like appointments with the dentist and all the other things one has to do tend with and it gets pretty hectic and, almost overwhelming. I gotta say, I am not sure HOW I get myself obligated like I do and end up having to go 5 directions at once.
For example, in the next few weeks starting the day after Christmas I work 2, off 3, work 1, off 3, work 1, off 6 but most of those 6 are drill days so not off but will at least have shorter days (I hope) than regular work, work 3, off 2, work 2, off 2……and that’s not as bad as it gets, an extra drill weekend the last weekend of January…. then on orders for a few days in February and, well. You get the picture. Thankfully, I have the schedules in my phone. I just wish I would remember to check it more often because making plans is difficult to say the least and sometimes, I forget to check before I make plans then I am at a spot where I am supposed to be two, maybe three, places at the same time.
Sometimes, I get in a rush, manage to get going and forget something, my coffee, my billfold, who knows what but I do manage to always remember to take a few minutes to talk to God. For those who are not regular about praying, a few minutes to talk with God during a crazy and hectic day can make all the difference in the world. Besides, with all He has to do, He still makes sure to take care of me so much better than I deserve that I would be pretty ungrateful not to say thank You Lord for all His blessings to me. And, I always feel a lot better after praying a while.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Psalms 150:2
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 150:6
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. James 5:13
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15
There are a lot more verses about prayer, praising, being thankful but after looking at a lot, NONE say anything about not taking time to pray when you are busy or having a hectic life. To be perfectly honest, the more hectic and chaotic things get for me, well, that is when I need Him even more.
So, busy schedule due to Christmas and other holidays, at work, home, juggling multiple things at once or not….God deserves your praises and you deserve the benefit of praying.
Lord, I thank You for the reminder that no matter how busy I think I am, I should never think I am too busy to pray and talk to You; ask You for guidance and help with my life and Christian walk. I praise You for all You are and do. I pray in the name of Jesus that I do better seeking You, spending more time in the scripture and in prayer and if I find myself busy, that I remember to at least say thanks for the blessings and to ask Your hand on my life and Your guidance. I pray that loved ones and others remember to look to You and the time to seek You as well.
I hope all have a wonderful day and that you are blessed today. Please, remember to be a blessing to someone else as well.