To do list - smallWritten by: Theresa Gilbert

For the past month or so I have been on moderate bedrest with Baby G who is now 28 weeks old in the womb. I have come to the conclusion that this is one of the only ways God could have slowed me down – aside from a physical injury, and I’m glad He didn’t go that route.

Are you a person that thrives on being busy? Does your calendar fill up rather easily? Do weekends that are supposed to be “open” fill up anyways? Always making to-do lists?

I answer “yes” to all of those questions and I am sure I am not alone. It’s the nature of our culture it seems – being busy. Oftentimes, we are being busy with good things. These things could be any number of ministries in the Church. It could be helping friends and family, as well as pursuing an education or career.

But does the busyness of life take you away from spending time with God? Are you able to find time to be with God in silence and give Him your full attention?

Up until about a month ago, I would be answering “yes” to the first and “no” to the second question. God apparently became tired of waiting for me to “find time” for Him and ensured that I would have time for Him – and lots of it!

Now having to stay put for the most part, I have been able to start my day off with God – speaking with Him through prayer, listening to Him and getting to know Him through Scripture. It has been a blessing as we enter the last three months of this pregnancy. Life is only going to get busier than before when our baby is born. I am sure I’ll have to adjust my schedule greatly, and my hope is that I will always make time with God a priority. After all, if it weren’t for Him, we would not have the opportunities we have that make us busy. God is the author of life.

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