Monday, September 22, 2008


So, I think that I love Jesus the most and put Him first in everything UNTIL I get free time and find that I fill it with so many other things. Our Fall Bible study started a few weeks ago and I began yet another Precept Study. Also, this year, I have all three of my girls in school every day (even if it is only for 2 1/2 hours a day.) So, one would thing that I finally have time to complete the homework each week for my Bible Study.

Instead, what do I do? I go on a run, or bike ride, or read, or journal, or kill thousands of seconds on facebook. I feel like my priorities are wrong. I don't want to use my free time to study the Bible. I always thought that I would. That is just what I thought I would do with my time since I thought that He was first in my life.

I don't have much more to say about this yet. I will. Right now, I'm just processing this realization.


Jen said...

rachel - you have such a way with words!! a very gifted writer and deep thinker. prayers for your sister and you!

rusty'swife said...


Are you talking about you or me? This is the exact same problem that I fight. I can find all sorts of things to do instead of being with my Father, and the sad thing is that the only person that truely suffers is me. Thanks for being so honest.


Hannah Grace Photography said...

You are not alone...I have the same exact flaw and God bless you for being so real and honest about it. Your post has been a gentle reminder for me to get my priorities straightened out and start to put Him first. Hope you have a wonderful day! And I just want to say again how glad I am that you are back in the blog world!

Aron & Suz said...

i relate; it seems very much like the "tyranny of the urgent" is calling you. have you read that article?

Erica Lynn said...

I'm with you there, it's hard to process. I've been struggling for a while and I wish I could find the answer. I'm praying for you.