It’s not a matter of being one way or the other (regular or spiritual) but of incorporating spirituality into my regular life.
When I worked in Corporate America my morning routine M-F began with getting up early (530am) and doing things for my personal life (praying, reading my scriptures, studying, pondering and writing in my journal.)
Then the details of my life flooded in: I got ready for work and got my kids up so they could get ready for school; It was a mad dash out the door-me to work-them to school; Worked at my job all day; Came home and made dinner for the kids and me (Per travelled M-F); Cleaned, helped the kids, did home projects and worked on things for church callings.
The weekends were crazy busy, too: Saturday was a day to do deep-cleaning, projects and spend time with my family; Sunday was a day to attend church and spend more time with my family. The weekly cycle repeated again and again.
To say the least I had a lot to do! The unknowns of life happened but somehow I always dealt with them. The important thing was that spiritual things didn’t occur only on Sunday but on every day of my life because no matter what happened each day it always began with a spiritual foundation.
God knows I have responsibilities and can’t focus on Him every moment of the day but I truly believe it’s important to make time for Him in my life. Each day I live is made up of many different things and He knows that, but He wants to know if amid the pressures I face is He included? God said in the scriptures:
- “Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me.”
God’s promise is sure that when I turn to Him He turns to me. He also promises that as I focus on Him He is there. God is my friend and wants to help me. I know this is true because He’s helped me many times throughout my life. I live my life and include Him and know He is always there.