April 20, 2013 2:12am CST
"Being alone with God is an essential part of our life, and it also reveals our humanness and weakness. When we skip our time with God, we're telling Him that we can keep all those plates - all the stuff of life - spinning perfectly all by ourselves. Instead, let's find a lonely place and spend some much needed time with our heavenly Father". -Sim, K.T. (2011).Lonely places.In Our Daily Journey with God(Annual ed.,Vol.18,p.100).Metro Manila:RBC Ministries It is true. If we work too much and no time even for ourselves it would be exhausting. Much more exhausting if we don't spend a lot of time talking to God, our Father, who in the first place was the One who gave us everything we have now. Take it from me. I have been a call center agent for some time now,and I find it hard to understand how did I often let my days be done without being able to pray or even go to church every Sunday. And that I think that was the one I'm missing that made me feel so exhausted despite the fact that I spend my two day offs in bed or just watching movies or anything for me to be relaxed. As they say, too much is not good. Aside from learning how to balance your time so that you can enjoy life to the fullest, you also have to spend time with the One who gave your life. So for me, I have learned it in a very hard way that's why now I have included in my schedule a time to pray and reflect - to talk to God. So that I would not feel anymore that emptiness or something missing despite of doing all the worldly pleasures I can think of.
• Giza, Egypt
20 Apr 13
Yes i agree with you and try to borrow a phrase from your words: " I have learned it in a very hard way that's why now I have included in my schedule a time to pray and reflect - to talk to God. So that I would not feel anymore that emptiness or something missing despite of doing all the worldly pleasures I can think of ". And I say: That we should all have learned that concept. And To complete the system of obedience and nearness of God, we must obey God in everything commanded us to do and finish what forbade us to do.