Many times in some of my posts, I have mentioned my “Jesus Time.” My friends know all about this too well-they will call or text & I’ll tell them I have to go because I’m having my Jesus time, or I simply won’t respond & call them back later. My time with God has literally become my favorite time of the day but to be honest, it always wasn’t like that. About 6 months ago, I felt like I couldn’t find time throughout the day, even 5 minutes, to spend time with God. Not only did I think I didn’t have enough time, I didn’t even know how to. I thought spending time with God on a daily basis had to be some “fancy moment” that was all thought out & planned and I didn’t know how to do it. Then one day, God pretty much told me to “chill”, and that’s how my daily Jesus times begin! Ever since, I spend time with God on a daily basis & have a blast doing so. My “Jesus Time” keeps me grounded, focus, & just all around happy.
Why should you spend time with God on the daily?
Imagine having a boyfriend, best friend, any kind of relationship with someone- but you only talked to them when you needed something. Like literally only when you needed something- you never popped in to say hi, or just to show face. That feeling is how God feels when we ignore him. God is like our bestie that is there for us 24/7, any day and time. Not spending time with God allows for your relationship with him to not grow or get stronger.
“Look to the Lord & his strength; seek his faith always.”- 1 Chronicles 16:11
Got it, so now what do I do?
Spending time with God doesn’t have to be anything fancy, at all! You can do this by doing many things, from reading parts of your bible on a regular basis, to doing a daily devotional, to even simply just sitting there & telling God you’re ready to listen to anything he has to share. Sometimes I will read my bible, sometimes I will write in my prayer journal, sometimes I literally just sit. I get rid of all distractions- put my phone in the other room or on silent, turn off my t.v., & just sit in the most comfy place in my house. My just “sitting” times have literally become my fav- it’s in those times that I have heard some of the most amazing answers to some of my greatest questions!
“..be still, & know that I am God.”- Psalm 46:10
Well, what tools do I even use?
I have a couple of devotionals that I use on a regular basis, and I have shared them below. When I don’t use these devotionals, I do the whole “open & read” thing- I open my bible & literally just read whatever is on the page I open to. I have found so many amazing stories & verses this way that have become some of my most memorable verses. Also, I have began a couple of journals that I use too- one I use to take notes in to jot down favorite verses & stuff, and one that I write down prayers in. I write each prayer on a separate page and then I update the pages as amazing things begin to happen! It’s always a blessing to be able to look back in my journal and physically see on paper all my prayers that have been answered in so many ways.
Devotionals I use:
- She Reads Truth– SRT is an amazing daily devotional that starts a new plan every month or so. There’s amazing tools that you can buy to go along, such as journals, & other fab things like verses of the week, etc. This devotional is definitely a MUST!
- Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotional- I like this one because not only are they easy reads (like perfect for lunch breaks), these ones are also always so uplifting! These are perfect for anyone who is always on the go.
Start your own “Jesus time” today
I challenge you to do one of these things every day for the next 30 days. It has been stated many times that it takes 30 days for a habit to be truly formed. I can be a witness to this, as I had my daily time with God for 30 minutes each day for 30 days straight & it’s now a part of my daily routine!
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Until next time!