I was rushing through.
I had so many things to do that day. I didn’t want to put off reading my Bible so I hurried. I used to look forward to time in the word and prayer. That day it was just something else on my to-do list.
I thought of how excited I used to be to spend time with God, and it saddened me that I was rushing through. It was as if Jesus was sitting there at my kitchen table waiting to talk to me, and I was too busy doing my Christian duties to even listen.
It’s not about a checklist. It’s about the time we spend receiving from the Lord. Some of us are so busy, doing doing doing. I believe God just wants us to slow down and listen to what He wants to say. Let’s let Him order our days, instead of our to-do lists.
Sit down with Him in the morning or whenever you have your quiet time. Start reading your Bible slowly, taking time to listen. When something jumps out at you, say that part of scripture over and over, muttering it to yourself a few times; and then, just close your eyes and listen. What is the Spirit of God saying to you about this verse? How can you implement this into your life?
Let’s not hurry through anymore. Let’s slow down and enjoy precious time with the Lord, taking the time to quiet ourselves and really listen.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV).