“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by revealing to you whatever he receives from me. All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me.” John 16:13-15
Just a few years ago you would have found me on any given morning studying God’s Word for hours at a time (and I mean hours). I would arise early with my Strong’s Concordance in hand and delve into God’s Word, looking up the Greek and Hebrew to better understand the context and the root meaning of each precious word. Ah…those were the good old days. And although these hours of study were rich and powerful, I am on a new journey – the journey of motherhood and boy has things changed concerning my quiet time!!!
Now a day, you will find me asking for supernatural help just to get out of bed. Sometimes I hit my elliptical machine with my Bible and devotional propped on its stand and other days you will find me sipping coffee and thanking God for just twenty minutes of quiet to be with Him! And although I used to think that the former days of deep study were better, I have sense changed my mind.
You see, there is a time to study, but there is also a time to rest – can I get an Amen from someone? I have come to an amazing revelation that God loves me whether I spend hours with Him or just ten minutes! Spending time with God is not for His benefit, but it is for my benefit alone. And whether I have hours or just a few minutes to spend with Him, my time can be rich and powerful because my sweet Jesus will meet me where I am in life. God knows just what I need and in His omnipotence He surpasses earthly time.
Trust me, I know that our lives are hectic and that finding time with God can be a challenge, but let me encourage you that just a few minutes with God can change your day and your life! Jesus longs to be with you and all you have to do is acknowledge His Presence and spend a few moments praising Him and welcoming Him into your everyday, ordinary life. Hours or minutes ladies, it doesn’t matter, just inviting God into your daily schedule will transform you inside and out.
“Lord, thank you for Your grace and meeting me where I am in life. I choose this day to find time to spend with You, whether it is hours or minutes You will meet me when I acknowledge Your name. I need You each day. I ask for a windfall of Your Presence and Peace to fill my mind and spirit as I walk through each day with You. I love You and I will worship You all the days of my life. Amen.”