After a blogging hiatus–yes, I have those quite often–I am going to try to blog again. We’ll see how it goes. Keeping up with life is difficult and blogging is just not one of the top priorities but with some inspiration from my pastor, I am going to try again, at least, what I’m journaling. So, I’ll be sharing my heart, what I’m hearing God say, and maybe you will help keep me accountable. 🙂
I’ve been having a hard time trying to find a good time and place for my daily time with God. I thought since school started it would be easier, with the two boys gone. However, my little 3 year old girl has less to entertain her with them gone and she’s not too into playing by herself yet. I tried something new this morning. I took the boys to school and after returning home, I went to my balcony with my necessities: Bible, notebook, pen, iPhone and coffee in hand. Got my worship playlist going on the iPhone and begin reading the Word.
Well… it took me about 2 and half hours to finish my quiet time this morning. Distractions. Interruptions. You name it. Not that it was anyone’s fault. The enemy just likes to keep me from having time with the Lord. Jadyn constantly needing and wanting something, phone calls (that I couldn’t ignore even though some I tried), text messages, even had to run something to my husband at work. These were all things that I could have just stopped my time with God and dealt with them, never to finish. And I could probably say that often I let that happen. Set my Bible and notebook down, get busy and forget it. This morning I was determined not to let that happen. I need to get into a routine and find what works. Can’t say that I “have found what works” for me yet, but I’m pursuing and that’s what matters. So, after each interruption, I went back to my balcony and picked up where I left off.
Despite all the distractions and interruptions, my time with God was very fruitful and He spoke to my heart (which I plan to share about tomorrow). It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and we have to be intentional about giving time to God. As a stay at home mom with many responsibilities, I’m finding that hard but I’m declaring now that I will be intentional and make it happen. I have fallen into a?laziness?when it comes to this time with God and have, unfortunately, put so much other ‘stuff’ before God by not making Him first.
So, what about you? Are you, like me, struggling to find time for God? How are you intentionally making time for Him?