Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Payment is Due

Pay to all what is owed to them.

Romans 13:7

A clear conscience is like feeling feather light. When my desk is piled high with bills, sitting down and paying them usually gives me a sense of order. But when times are tough paying bills can throw me into full blown anxiety. I’m still breathing which means bills are my reality. This means I cut back on expenses and prioritize my needs versus my wants because “payment due” always demands prompt attention!

By establishing a budget that coincides with my needs, I prioritize ahead of time for the payments that will be required. Consequently, I really shouldn’t be too surprised when a bill arrives! Nevertheless I hate parting with my hard earned money.

Paying what is owed to God isn’t all that different. Scheduled days, overflowing calendars, circled dates are what makes up most of our lives. And while we wouldn’t think about not paying our bills, giving God some time doesn’t always make it to the top of the priority list. And yet, at the sun’s rising a daily bill is presented with “payment due” stamped on our lives. The payment is being in conversation with Him.

Forgetting to pay a bill may result in no electricity. Forgetting to give God one’s time could also leave one without power. When we make conversing with God a priority nothing comes as a surprise. We are prepared and ready for anything because we’ve prioritized being in God’s presence.

Father, you created me in your image.
Jesus, you show me how to live.
Holy Spirit, you bring me comfort and guidance.
I owe you my life.
Today and every day my priority is to spend time in your presence.

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