I have a confession to make. Recently my morning “computer routine” has been cutting into my daily time with God. A few minutes to check email and Facebook before sitting down with my Bible and prayer journal turned into more than a few minutes.
Checking email led to responding to email. Checking Facebook messages led to taking my turn at Scrabble. You get the idea. And because I only have so much time at home before I have to head out from my day, my time with God got shorted.
I made a new commitment just two weeks ago. Time with God comes first. Since the computer is a temptation it doesn’t even get turned on until after. And you know what? My time with God has already grown longer and sweeter. And I anticipate our time together more. Long for it. It’s funny what God will do when I put Him first.
What about you? What are some things that keep you from having regular, quality, and quantity time with God? Let’s talk about it.
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Exhaustion. I also have my daily quiet time in the morning and have a limited amount of time before heading off to work. It is very tempting for me to press “snooze” for an hour rather than getting up early to read. I’ve worked to combat this by getting in bed early enough to get decent sleep, even if this means forgoing some tasks that I feel I should finish before bed. Regardless of the fact that I’m a full time graduate student, teaching and working 2 jobs, it’s overwhelmingly clear that putting the Lord first in my day is essential.