Sunday, March 29, 2009
Closer to God
Do you have a consistent quiet time with God each day? My quiet time is always first thing in the morning (I am so glad that God looks at the inside and not the outside!) I wake up before my family does, and I wander out into the den where I snuggle into the sofa and read my Bible. Then, I ponder what I just read and I write it into my journal along with the days prayer requests and praise reports.
For years I have fought getting up super early in order to have this time with God, but I have finally realized that for me it is the best time to spend with Him.
It's a wonderful way to start off my day in the right frame of mind.
However, I've noticed that I have felt desperate for Him this week. I've wondered what was causing the longing that I was feeling in my spirit, since I have been faithful to have those quiet times lately.
Then it hit me, I've been so busy and had at least one other person in my presence for almost an entire week straight. I haven't had enough uninterrupted prayer time. You know, fellowship with my Lord. I was missing my Savior.
I've found that my relationship with my husband can work the same way. We can be together for a whole week but if we don't spend some time just sharing with each other or holding each other, then I feel lonely for him.
I was excited about this revelation because it has showed me that my relationship with the Lord is so much more than Bible reading and a quick prayer, it is a living breathing relationship - how cool is that!!