"Time in prayer makes you even more dependent on God because you don't have as much time to get things done. Every minute spent in prayer is one less minute where you can be doing something 'productive.' So the act of praying means that you have to rely more on God."
-Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life
Please see my previous post on this book here.
Does anyone else battle between task-orientation and God-orientation?
Like everyone else in this Westernized, fast-paced world, I have a long list of things to do. It's constantly in my head, and I worry about fitting it in.
Spending time in prayer and Bible study has to be more important. If I make the choice to put tasks above God, then I am not trusting the Lord. I am saying that I can do this life on my own.
And I can't do it on my own.
Put the to-do list aside, read scripture, and pray.
(Here's a helpful hint: when you start praying, tell God about your to-do list, and ask him to help you get things done today! Just see what happens!)