The Pharisees, religious and political leaders of Jesus time, failed to recognize Jesus as the Messiah their beloved Moses talked about. This was because they did not believe or obey the Scripture they had memorized and talked about each Sabbath. They were, as Jesus pointed out to them, hypocrites.
What does that mean for me? It is easier to write about Jesus than it is to actually follow Him. I get convicted while I type the words to some of these posts. How much time do I spend in meaningful conversation each day with my wife? with each of my sons? Do I give my best at church? at work?
I realize that I need to let Jesus order my world, let Him set the priorities and manage my schedule. And I do that by obeying Him when He nudges me to set the computer aside and listen to my family. Jesus will give me the time to write, that is not the problem. The problem is that I not use my family’s time as writing time and crowd out what is more important. My family, my church, and my work come first. In that order.
I believe this struggle of priorities will be ongoing. I also believe that by putting into practice what I already know to be true from the Bible, the way will get clearer, if not easier. And by relying on the Holy Spirit, to guide and empower me, the end result will be the balance that God is looking for from me.
Please feel free to hold me accountable to this.