Last week I talked about prayer and many times we don’t pray and read the Word because we don’t want to, but rather because our day gets so crowded out with work, school, social media, family…just LIFE.
The first step to prioritizing this is to actually schedule devotion time into your daily schedule. For me, I find it beneficial to start my day with the word and prayer. It helps set the tone for the rest of my day. That way as I encounter difficulties during the day, I am able to reflect on what I read that morning and what I felt the Holy Spirit impress on my heart. I know a lot of people that prefer night time so that they can rest with those same thoughts right before bed. However, and whatever time, isn’t the most important thing. What’s important is that you are having devotional time. It’s priceless.
I would not be to juggle all that life brings, plus the stretching and growth that comes from the huge wake up call that it’s time to grow up once you are on the pathway to marriage.
Saints, don’t neglect that sweetness of spending time with God each day. I can't think of a better way to start the year.
“True Christianity is not merely believing a certain set of dry abstract propositions: it is to live in daily personal communication with an actual living person- Jesus Christ.”- J.C. Ryle