Yesterday was a day full of rush, rush, rush as we raced to finish the fourth grader’s science fair project. We stayed focused and got it done.
How often do we rush through our time with God? Or even our time at church so we can get home to get yard work finished up? Do you have a set amount of time to spend with the Lord each day?
Slow down and savor that time with The King. If there is anywhere you shouldn’t rush, it’s the time spent with the Lord. We should savor it like a fancy meal, letting each flavor and spice melt into our taste buds, and allowing time for God to speak freshness into our lives. While life may put us in a position of rushing through devotions or prayer it should not become the norm.
Allow time everyday, if possible, for God to speak to you and take you on a new adventure. If you are more open to Him, He will fill you up in ways that will surprise and delight you.
How are you spending your time with the Lord? Are you rushing or taking it slow?
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Psalm 37:4
Mel- I was thinking about this exact thing this morning! I always just fit Jesus into my schedule, and as time wore on He didn’t fit so I dropped my personal studies and tried to get out of church as quickly as I could. But since the conference I went to, I have been just sitting down without a clock and without elecronics and spending time with Him. I can honestly say that I don’t remember the last time He has blessed me like this! I agree with you; spending time with the Lord can be very sweet when we let Him work in us!
Mel, you have written something special here. I would suggest though, that if you put time with Jesus first in your life the Lord will make room for whatever else He needs you to be doing.
I have found in the past two years especially that my morning time with Jesus is the most important part of my day. Even if I have to get up early, chase everyone away who isn’t bleeding, crying or on fire (ha ha) and put up a Do Not Disturb sign I NEED that time. I need all my devotionals, my reading through the Bible and most importantly resting quietly in prayer, listening for God.
The days I don’t make that time are the days when I realize at days end I needed it most! God knows.
Get an app for your phone, put a Bible in your purse, put Kindle for PC on your laptop and download a Bible and devotional or ten. Make the time, even if something else has to wait a bit, God will bless you for it.
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A very beautiful post. For me, it is nice to sit down and take a while to enjoy our time with God.
What a beautiful reminder to us all and very well said. This year the word I have been carrying close to my heart and trying to practice is “abide” and this is sweet confirmation. Thank you! Blessings to you!