Setting Aside Time for God
Just like learning a new skill takes time and patience, so does growing in our faith. One thing that can stand in the way of spiritual growth and peace is the fast pace and emotional clutter in our lives. We feel as if we barely make it through a day, only to face an even more stressful tomorrow. Little time is available for rest and reflection.
In the last article I wrote about timeliness—getting things done. This one is a corollary to that—the need to have patience with what we can’t possibly take care of immediately. Too often we let the clutter of life govern our lives. A lot of that clutter can wait for another time, if any time at all.
There are things in our lives we cannot really change, or at least do anything about them at the moment. Each day we can weed out the unnecessary demands on our time and try to set out time for instead prayer and reflection. We can talk with God about our stresses and burdens, submitting them and ourselves to God’s guidance. We can take some moments simply to read and reflect of the Lord’s Word.
Therein lies perspective and peace. So often we are driven by people and agendas set by people or agencies who care nothing for us. Better that we readjust our time and priorities for the One who really does care.
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, Colossians 1:11