Reading: Colossians 2: 6-19
We often try to fill our lives with so many things and activities that we think will bring us joy, happiness, contentment, peace. We chase after things that appear to be just what we need to get us to that ‘place’ where we think all will be ‘good’. As we pursue these things of the world we come to realize soon enough that they do not really satisfy.
In other seasons of life we fill our lives with so many things and activities that we do not seem to have time for Christ. So many things simply consume our time and leave us exhausted and with little energy to pour into our relationship with Christ. What little we have left that we do offer to Christ is a pittance of what it should be. As we get completely run down we realize our need for Christ and our need to re-prioritize our lives.
In each day we have a finite amount of time and energy. Christ needs to be the center of our lives if we are truly to find content and satisfied lives. He is the big item that must first be given time and energy each day. When Christ is our core and foundation, all else will fall into line, all else will be taken care of. Our gift of our presence must be the first thing we give to Christ each day. In this way we demonstrate our love for Him by giving Him our best and we also show our trust in Christ that all else will be cared for throughout the day. Each day may be begin by dedicated ourselves to God, by giving Him the best moments of our day, and we will find the joy, happiness, contentment, peace we desire.