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.