Is there something you do every day that makes you feel alive? When I wake up every morning, the first thing I want is a cup of coffee. The first sip is like heaven and as it warms me, I feel alive. The second thing I do every morning is write this blog. When I started in January, I wondered how it would feel every morning to spend time with God. With a career and a family, it was always hard to make time for God in the morning but as I began to write and spend time with Him; I felt very alive, invigorated and joyful.
Our lives are full of distractions. We can make ourselves so busy that even the simplest of pleasures, like drinking coffee, are a chore, rather than a joy. Our walk with Christ can become exactly the same. I have heard many people say, "I just don't have time." I have to admit I was one of those people. I love Beth Moore Bible studies but to be honest, when my kids were little and I was working full-time, it was hard to sit down and do one. Sad but true. I realize that our time is challenged today but there is always time to seek Jesus. If we don't take the time somewhere in our day, I guarantee we will become weary, worn out, confused, and eventually nothing will rejuvenate us.
Our time with Jesus is the most important part of our day. I don't want you to become legalistic about it but I do want you to spend time with Him. For me, I have been waking up at 5:30 am to write this blog. I thought that I would be exhausted but instead I am feeling more alive than I have for years. My time with Jesus has been inspirational in my life. Taking twenty minutes a day with Jesus is nothing ladies. We have to make time for Him so that He can help us with our daily lives. We all have too much on our plates but He can multiply our time, give us a sense of peace during a storm, and give us wisdom to make good decisions for our lives. We owe it to our maker to spend time with Him and to listen to what He has to say. If you haven't been spending time with Him, challenge yourself and pray for more quality time with Him. He wants us to come before Him daily. He understands the challenges of the world but He also understands that when we grow apart, our challenges increase and our joy decreases.
Psalm 119: 105 NKJV:
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
Proverbs 17:1 NKJV:
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the LORD tests the hearts.
Proverbs 15: 21 NLT:
Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense;
a sensible person stays on the right path.
Let's not be foolish with our hearts or our time. Let's make time for Jesus today and every day. If you want to feel alive then let Him be the lamp to your feet. There is no greater light than His. Rejoice in the Lord today and ask Him to keep your feet on the right path!
My prayer today:
Lord as we seek You in our daily lives, I pray that we would see the fruits of being in Your presence. I pray for the weak and weary, that they would be rejuvenated through the Holy Spirit. That when we come before You and ask for more time, You would provide it so that we may worship You fully. We ask that You would remove the distractions of our hearts and give us a clear understanding of You. We desire to be one with You LORD! We come before You asking for forgiveness. The world takes up much of our time and we know that in order for us to be Your servants; we must put You first. Help us to make time for You and to give us a desire to listen. Thank you for Your love, Your devotion, and Your word. Without them, we would be lost. We come before You today, women with a desire to be closer to You. Jesus give us Your wisdom and joy today, as we worship You. AMEN