Almost every morning, without fail, I take my Bible and my devotional books and head to one of my morning spots. You see, it is a habit I developed quite a while back. My legalistic upbringing causes me to feel guilty if I skip this time even though I know without a doubt God’s love for me isn’t based on whether I have this morning ritual or not. 🙂
Many days, that is exactly what it is: a ritual. Nothing more. Nothing less. There, I’ve said it!!! Do you, too, find yourself thinking of other things while reading your Bible? Is your mind going to all kinds of random things instead of focusing on the One who gave you life and breath?
I. AM. STRUGGLING. THESE. DAYS. WITH. THIS.
The sweetest times with the Lord have been when I was facing the hardest things in my life. I miss those sweet times of communion with Him, but I sure don’t want to have to deal with more of those “hard” things any time soon!
Even as I ask God what is going on in my life that is hindering our time, I struggle to stay focused. Is this just me or do you find this same issue in your life? If so, how do you re-kindle your time with Jesus? I’d love to hear from you. Let’s encourage one another. This world is a mess. Without a strong relationship with the Lord, we can be sucked into the deceptions that scream loudly and attempt to steal our joy. Jesus said Himself that Mary chose the good part – sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to His Words. Somehow, I don’t think her mind was on anything but Jesus! That’s what I want!!!! How does this Martha become a Mary? I’m excited to hear from you.
Lots of love, Sharon