Consistency When Life's Not Structured
Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.
- Psalm 46:10
I don’t know about you, but I am a literal happy hot mess. My life is fast paced and very much unplanned. Too many plans and too much structure make me anxious. It’s how God made me and I love that about me! However, with my life being so inconsistent and lacking a lot of structure, I learned early on how important it would be for me to stay consistent in my relationship with God. And this can apply to anyone, even the most “planful” people ever, because even they may go through seasons where life is not structured.
I could truly list several different activities to do that would help in keeping your relationship with God consistent, but I will only tell you one; one that I believe is among the most important and that is quiet time with God.
Quiet time is simply time spent with God in quiet. Quiet time is important because it allows you to develop a deeper intimacy with God, in turn allowing you to recognize His voice in the day-to-day even more clearly. So how do you have quiet time? It’s truly as simple as dedicating 5 - 15 minutes out of your day specifically to be spent solely with God. That can look like going on your porch, drinking coffee and having a conversation with God, or even sitting in your closet and reading your Bible with God. It’s important to remember there is no specific way quiet time is supposed to look. As long as it’s quiet and you’re listening for God, then you’re doing it.
1. What are some ways you have spent quiet times with God before in the past? If you've never done so, what is keeping you from it?
2. How can you make sure you take time in your day to spend with God, even if you're in a season without much structure?
Heavenly Father, thank You that You teach me how to be in relationship with You. Thank You for reminding me that You want to spend time with me as Your daughter. Father, teach me to have a quiet time with You in the way that You made me to. Grow my desire for intimacy with You and to spend time learning just by being in Your presence. I love You, amen.
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