For many years, I have failed at having daily time with Jesus. Personal quiet time has been the single hardest part of my faith journey. I have treated it like a diet. I go at it hard for a week or two and then fall off the wagon. I have heard the invitation to spend more time with God as far as 15 years back and STILL am not satisfied with how I have obeyed. That said, the need for me to have time drinking from the living water is more significant and crucial for me now than it has ever been. I hear the Lord calling and I have promised him I am coming. I won't share here and now how that is looking....but I may someday.
But there is something that I do want to share...
I have many times told myself some of the following true lies:
1. I walk with Jesus all day, so it is ok if I don't spend specific time with him. He wants my whole day, not just 3o minutes.
2. Jesus is more interested in our devotion than our devotions.
3. I obey Jesus and live for him and do really important ministry, so he understands that I do not have lots of time for him.
While these things may have some truth, they are excuses that have been a part of the enemy's calculated prevention plan against me for over 10 years.
Here is the lesson I want you to share:
JESUS COULD NOT DO THAT! JESUS HAD TO HAVE TIME ALONE WITH THE FATHER! (Luke 5:16, John 17, Mark 1;35, and more)
THAT should settle it. Period.
If you or I think we are holy enough to pull off something that Jesus could not, then we are deceived.