Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Quiet Time

Growing up in the Church has always brought it's fair share of challenges for me.  Between never feeling like I had this huge "Ah-hah" moment when becoming a Christian and never feeling as though I knew enough based on my time spent in the Church, I have struggled at different points through the years.

One thing I seem to have the most struggles with is quiet time spent with the Lord.  Making time in my day to make him a priority.  I know this is a must to maintain my faith, but I never seem to be able to lock down that time.

The times that I have been able to?  I have never felt closer to the Lord.  My last summer at camp I spent every morning doing a devotional and being in the word.  I did so because I knew my job called me to do so.  How could I feed others if I was not feeding myself as well?  But then the summer ended, I no longed had the beautiful view of Cabin England's porch, and I stopped with my devotional.

Two summers ago was the last time I was consistently being fed.  And lately I have been craving it.  But I have yet to make it a priority.  Sleep and work and doing something else always seem to come first.  And I know I am the one to blame for this.

I keep telling myself at the start of the next stage in my life I will begin.  I convinced myself that now is not the time because I would give up once life started changing again for me.  But I know now is the time and I need to get in the word.

So friends, I come to you for help.  What are some of your favorite devotionals?  How do you find the time for quiet time with the Lord?

I am bound and determine to make this a habit that will never be broken.  I desire to be closer to God and have that relationship I see others having.  
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4 comments:

Nina W said...

I LOVE Jesus Calling. It's really short and a quick read, then links up verses at the end. I keep it in my bed and read it every morning before I get out of bed, which helps a lot.

Nina W said...

I LOVE Jesus Calling. It's really short and a quick read, then links up verses at the end. I keep it in my bed and read it every morning before I get out of bed, which helps a lot.

Modern Camelot said...

This is something I've really failed at lately...I kept telling myself I'd have more time this summer, I'll have more time after school...I never MAKE time though. So pass any advice you get my way!!

Brittany said...

This is such a hard one for me!! In high school I was great at it but the past few years I have fallen away from it but really need to get back.