Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mid-Semester Reminders

About this time of the semester the days tend to run together starting with an early alarm that reads something like 0500 and clinicals that start shortly after that. I remember what that was like and, in fact, am reliving those times now as I am working full-time and taking a graduate statistics class while studying for the GRE. While late nights and early mornings are all too familiar for many nursing students, I want to encourage you to not lose sight of the One Thing, the thing that is necessary. Now is not the time to neglect our quiet time with the Lord. I know it's hard to find time. Believe me, I'm right there with you, but think about all the other things we miraculously always find time to do...ahem...like check Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets. I know I have come home after a long shift at the hospital, done both of those things, and then realized that I hadn't read my Bible yet. It's times like these that I have to examine the quality of time that I'm giving to the Lord. Am I giving Him my best? Or my left-overs? Let's strive to give the Lord our best in our time. When we put Him first, He promises to reward us and to take care of the rest.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." ~ (Matt. 6:33, ESV)

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