Psalm 119:103 "How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
Isn't it so easy to get caught up in life's busyness and then painfully realize that we have often been too busy working 'for' God to spend time with Him?!
Whenever we enter an extremely busy season, I often find myself discouraged by my lack of 'proper prioritizing.' I read my quick Proverb for the day and tell God I will catch up with my Bible study, reading and prayer time soon. (Hey! Sometimes with little children who are sleepless wonders, fitting in a Proverb for the day is nothing short of miraculous! Am I right? I know there most be other sleep-deprived moms out there like me who have a very hard time surrendering those precious extra moments of sleep or just mental sanity in the morning or afternoon when little Johnny or Suzie Q are sleeping.) At this stage of my life, afternoon naptime for my younger two kids fits best for my alone time.
But, whatever stage of life we are in, Satan certainly loves to convince us that there are so many better and more qualified ways to spend our time rather than with our Lord, doesn't he?!
One thing I have learned over the years about myself is that I am much more prone to be regular with my special time alone with God if I create an event and environment that I look forward too! Atmosphere makes a big difference for me--candles, pretty soft music, the smell of hot coffee brewing! I also really love cute notebooks and journals.
I have found that I anticipate my Bible and prayer time more if I know I get to pull out my cute Bible and notebook, sit down in the same spot in my kitchen and look out the window at my favorite tree. This time definitely always includes my favorite steaming cup of hazelnut coffee and a healthy sweet treat to go with it!
These are one of my favorites at the moment!
So I encourage you to study yourself and find out what motivates you or even entices you to want to do something. Your favorite candle, pretty piano music, your favorite hot drink or healthy snack, a couple squares of Dove Dark Chocolate...whatever it takes! Make time with God something you anticipate!
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