|Special breakfast and
morning bedroom sunlight.
I thought I’d share on my quiet times, the good and the bad, at the moment.
On at least one day of the weekend, I try to make a date with God (i.e. read my bible and pray) for an hour or more. I usually make a special breakfast, a cup of tea, and read a Psalm over breakfast (this morning was Psalm 73, which is quite fitting, following last night’s talk at our women’s evangelistic event). I then keep reading, either in my room in the sun, or out in the backyard if it’s not too cold. Weekends are particularly good because I actually get to enjoy the sun and the free time. Reading is easy; prayer is still hard.
Weekday mornings are much harder. Generally mornings are good for concentrating- I prefer reading over talking to people at that time. My goal is to read a Psalm every morning, but it hasn’t been happening much at all lately, I think because it’s Winter and I would much rather stay in my cosy bed. It’s okay on my MTS days, as I can set aside some time during the day to do it.
My bible study at church has been looking at Hebrews, and being reminded of the importance of reading God’s word and praying.
For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold unswervingly to the faith we profess.
We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.