Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
This January I have made a resolution to work on growing in my faith and spending more time with the Lord. I have always attempted to read my Bible and stay in the Word, but I struggle to make time. Even though I know that God gives back the time that I spend with him. It’s hard for me to stop and make a point of reading and praying. To have a time devoted just to that and nothing else.
I have taken an hour out of my day and even blocked it out on my calendar for time to spend reading and praying. I have placed it right after I put the boys down for bed. This time is usually a quiet time and a time without the boys and a time before I start working on things that need to get done.
Yet I still struggled with getting to my Bible and to know what to read and pray about. After talking to a friend about how she also was struggling with this I told her that we should stay accountable to each other. We live on opposite time schedules, so we made a Facebook group page just for us. So we could discuss our devotional time and check in with each other at least once a week.
We have chosen a devtional to read together: The Sacred Romance. This book starts out so fittingly:
“…a voice speaks to us in the midst of all we are doing. There is something missing in all of this, it suggests. There is something more.“