Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”
We can’t wait until every distraction is taken away from us before we start to give our full attention to God.
We need to find a way to serve Him now, even in the middle of the hundreds of immediate pleasures that may be tempting us away from Him. Because even now He is greater than any of those pleasures.
The truth is that, in God, there are “pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11). He is not reprimanding us for enjoying the earthly pleasures of eating, music, walks on the beach, or sunsets…on the contrary, God made these things for our enjoyment.
What He is warning us against is seeking these pleasures as an end in themselves, at the expense of the greater pleasures that never go away or diminish.
Dear God, I know that In Your presence is the fullness of Joy. Give me such grace that I am never satisfied with anything less than the full joy which the world prevents me from having but which is rightfully mine. Amen.