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It sets the tone for the entire day when I meet with the Lord when I wake in the morning (especially now that I’m married and have a baby). It allows the Lord to work in my heart before life happens and I explode on my son or my husband. OK, I still do that sometimes even when I do have a quiet time first… I’m not perfect. :)
Your quiet time doesn’t have to be an hour long. That’s right, they can last 10 to 15 minute every day. With a young baby, that’s all I can get in most days. You can find other times of the day to meditate and pray, too. For example, today I ended up having to cuddle my son to sleep (something that doesn’t happen very often in our home) so I spent that time praying and thinking. You could find downtimes like that to work on Scripture memory, too.
Another idea I like but haven’t tried yet is something I found on a blog I follow. Seriously, I love this lady’s heart for the Lord. You should check out her blog… Anyway, I digress. She has a friend who sets an alarm on her phone to remind her to pray throughout the day. Sounds like a great way to stay in God throughout the day.
Of course, there are those times when you simply can’t get a quiet time in, and that’s life. There’s no hard fast rule, and having a quiet time isn’t a legalistic thing. There is abundant grace from God even on those days when you can’t meet with Him! Hmm… those days are often when I need His grace most!
Now it’s your turn to share. How do you find time to meet with the Lord every day?