During the summer months, our lives can get especially busy. Lawn maintenance, gardening, spring-cleaning, special projects, sports activities, camping, vacations and other warm-weather events tend to fill our days to the max.
Although we may view this as “normal”, we need to exercise caution. Family relations frequently suffer in the summer as the abundance of activities can interfere with our relationships with spouses, children, and friends.
Even worse, there is an increasing tendency to put God (and His church) on the “back burner” during summer months. Some surveys indicate that Christians spend less time in Bible Study and prayer from June through September. Moreover, Bible class and worship attendance also tends to decline in summer. Tragically, many congregations even cancel evening services during the summer.
While we may be busy this summer, if we are too busy for God and family, we are “TOO BUSY”. And unless we do something about it, we will regret it. God MUST remain on top of our list every day. Jesus said, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)
Too busy to read the Bible, too busy to wait and pray.
Too busy to speak a kindly word to someone by the way!
Too busy to care and serve, to think of life to come.
Too busy building mansions, to plan for heaven’s home.
Too busy to help a brother, or hear his lonely sigh,
Too busy to share his burden, or note the tear he cries.
Too busy for all that’s holy on earth beneath the sky;
Too busy to serve the Master, but not too busy to die.
Jesus, always Jesus!