Weekly Devotional: Are You Too Busy For Jesus?

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Life can get so crazy. We have so much going on whether it be work, school, family, friends, relationships and so much more. We get overwhelmed with everything going on in our lives that we hardly make time for things that are really important. We start to neglect things in life that are important because we “do not have time.”

Always Make Time For God

There are no excuses for not spending time with the Lord. We have time to scroll through social media or watch Netflix, but when it comes to reading our Bible or spending quiet time with God we are suddenly “too busy.” Being busy is no excuse. Pray when you are walking to class, put on worship music in the car or read your bible before bed. You can always find time to spend with Jesus.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” - Matthew 6:33

Schedule in Time

To be more intentional with your time with God, schedule it in your planner, even if it seems unnecessary. Write down that you are going to spend time with God and being able to physically see it will help remind you and you will be more likely to follow through when you are reminded more often.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17

Listen to Worship Music

You do not have to read your Bible to have to spend time with God. You can spend time with him in multiple ways, including listening to worship music. Worship is a way to show Jesus you care and thanking him for what he has done in your life through song. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, it just has to be spent intentionally with him.

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:6


Podcasts are another great way to get your daily dose of Jesus. There are many different Christian podcasts you can listen to that will help guide you in your walk with the Lord. Find one on Spotify or look some up on YouTube. There is most likely something out there that you will enjoy listening to and help motivate you in spending time with God.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16

Go To Church

Make a bigger effort to go to church. Make sure that you get everything done during your week and leave Sunday morning free, so that you can go to church. It is only an hour a week on Sunday mornings. Gathering in a room of believers who thirst for Jesus like you will help motivate you and bring you closer to Jesus, as well as other believers.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25

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