Ever feel like you are just "maintaining" in life?
My least favorite room of the house to clean is the kitchen. I'm convinced that kitchen's were designed to be always dirty. How many times do you clean the kitchen, only to cook a big meal and dirty it again? I don't often get that particular room completely clean . Often, the dishwasher doesn't get unloaded until there is another dirty load waiting on the counter. Between being busy (but never lazy, of course!), cooking and doing dishes take long enough that I don't often get to the other areas of cleaning. Forget sweeping and mopping. Cleaning the oven; people really do that?!? Shining the sink? Only for super women.
My method of cleaning sometimes consists of maintaining a certain standard, instead of taking it up a notch. How often to we simply "maintain" in our spiritual lives as well? Instead of spending quality time with God everyday, we may settle for a quick bedtime prayer. Instead of reading the Bible, we surf the internet...but it's okay because we posted a scripture to Facebook or Twitter. Get the idea? I can be guilty of this.
You may be thinking, "Okay, I get what your saying, but that's better than nothing, right?" Well sure, but what might you be missing in life by not digging deeper? In the kitchen, a few crumbs on the floor could make it uncomfortable to walk barefoot. In life, any number of small things can simply cause you to miss out on experiencing all of God. He is always there with open arms, ready and willing to spend time with you! (Believe me when I tell you that I'm preaching to the choir here as well.)
Ready for the irony? Get out of that kitchen, let it be dirty for awhile...and enjoy spending time with your Father.