We need rest from our work. We need rest from our worries. We need rest from our griefs. We need some down time! We need time to breathe.
I’ve pretty much quit using the term “quiet time” because more often than not, it isn’t – and I don’t have kids! But, I do have a husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats; that’s a lot like having kids. One or more of them is always needing/wanting something: feed me, walk me, I want to go out, I want to come in, pay attention to me – it seems the demands never end.
If we’re not careful, our “quiet time” can be more of a worry time. Rather than it being a time to be still and know, it can become a time when the weight we are carrying presses in on us.
As one woman told me: “we need to make our time as much of an investment as we do our money. That’s so true. When it comes to our time with the Lord we need to ask ourselves…
- Are we investing it wisely?
- Are we protecting it jealously?
- Are we valuing it greatly?
Again, Jesus is our example.
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. (Mark 1:35)
Even when, especially when the people were pressing in on Him, demanding His time, Jesus took Himself away to a quiet place to pray. If the Lord had such a need, why would we think we wouldn’t?
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