I was looking through my Bible tonight and the verses where it talks about Jesus praying kept jumping off the pages at me. In particular Luke 5:16- “Jesus went off by himself to a lonely place to pray.” This really spoke to me because I have not be good at this in the past. I just pray when I have the time or when I feel like I need to. I should really always need to pray…
Tonight I realized that I need to be making time to just sit with God to pray…when I actually have time to listen. I often pray while I’m driving, doing the dishes or folding laundry, but while I’m doing these things, I’m not giving all my attention to God. I’m shortchanging myself and Him. When I don’t make time for God, life gets harder. I don’t get through it as well and I become a person I don’t like very much. I HAVE to make time for God.
I’m going to begin setting aside a time and a place to just focus on my relationship with him through prayer. I’m not going to hammer him with needs…I’m just going to praise him and open my heart to his voice. Jesus needed the lonely quiet and so do I.
Blessings In Christ,