What is time with God supposed to look like? I used to have this perception that it needed to look a certain way. That it should be all or nothing, and if I couldn’t get up every morning and sit down with God for one hour then I just shouldn’t spend time with God at all that day. I would just have to wait until the next day that I had the time.
No, this was not from God. This was a lie that I was believing. It was my desire for control. I was telling God when it worked for me to spend time with him and when it didn’t. Well, I bet you can guess how that went- days and days would pass without me even acknowledging the Lord. I would be running myself ragged trying to do everything else and at the same time feeling depleted and guilty because I hadn’t communicated with God in days.
Two things I’ve learned:
- Time with God can look many ways
- Anything is better than nothing
Time with God can look many ways, it doesn’t have to be cookie-cutter. Yes, we need him on the DAILY… am I right? But we can seek him in anything throughout the day. He can be found any time and in any place! There is so much freedom in that.
Anything is better than nothing. God’s desire is simply for us to come to him- no matter what. So, my time with him might sometimes look like listening to YouVersion on a walk, in the car, or while I’m feeding my little. Other times it looks like taking a few minutes and writing my thoughts down to him, or maybe it’s filling my home with praise music and singing out.
The point is to be in communication with God daily. When we do find the discipline to have a regular routine time with God, it’s amazing. I know my soul deeply craves that. But during the in between days or seasons, when you’re not finding that, don’t be discouraged. You just might discover that God will meet you wherever and however you are.
He desires us to draw near, and we have the FREEDOM to do that!