My wife and I have a bunch of little kids, and I’ve noticed that they take after me in one way that I don’t always appreciate. If they are playing, or coloring, or doing whatever, and you ask them to do something they’ll do it as quickly (and often as sloppily) as they can so they don’t have a delay in what it is they were doing. They simply approach anything that gets in the way of what they were doing in a half-hearted manner. I’m the same way in that I only like to do one thing at a time–and generally the most fun thing will win out! But what happens when we approach God in a similar way? If we just “get it over with” so we can move on to “funner stuff,” then we’ve really sold Him short–and sold ourselves even shorter! If we spend time in church, and in prayer/Bible reading, then we’re much more able to appreciate the times when we’re enjoying other things, and we’re much more able to make God a part of them, too!
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.” Ephesians 6:7-8