Throw off the Weights- Spending time with the Lord

precIltIf you’re like me,  your time is consumed by all the busy ways of modern life, work, chores, events, family.  I really don’t spend enough time with the Lord to listen to Him and read His word in the Bible.  But this is something we must do.  It is a matter of priority.  If you are a believer in Christ, then by Christ we are the daughter and sons of God, and we are commanded to spend time with Him.

Paul, in Hebrews 12 exhorts

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.

The term “everything that hinders”  in this verse in the original Greek is “ogkos” and this means a burden and heavy weight.  This includes our worries and the many “to dos” we have.  It is good to be responsible and a good worker, but let’s remember the Lord is more important than these things.  One hundred years from now, you and other people won’t care about today’s “to dos”  But I can guarantee you that you wish you had spent more dedicated time with the Lord.  Spending time with the Lord is an eternal investment.