“The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice and on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes (idolatresses) and of the filth and atrocities and abominations of the earth.” Revelation 17:4-5 ->me: Well, today’s quiet time after 2 days missed is quiet appropriate and I feel even more convicted because of the content of my QT on Dec 3 (the last one). Why? Because I have been consumed with earthly work under the sun…worse, is that it is work that I sincerely enjoy meaning that my dedication to my job overrode my dedication to the Lord through setting aside time for quiet times. Am I crazy busy, more so than anytime in the last 24 months? Yes, but I have learned over and over that when I give God time first He always helps me get what need done completed or gives me the strength and rest in less time than it would usually take. The verses today talk about how seductive the world is, but she also has her name stamped on her forehead so when you chose her over they time with the creator of the earth you know exactly who you are choosing. So, moving forward, even though I will be working 14 to 16 hour days (at work + work at home) for the next 7 weeks, I am committing to giving God the first fruits of my time. Lord, forgive me for turning to work and leaving you out during the last 2 days. My relationship with you is more important to me than all these things and I have not demonstrated that. Give me the strength and prodding of the Holy Spirit to turn to You and pray throughout the day even when I am in meetings or walking between buildings. I love You and You have never failed me.