In this day and age, we live very busy lives. It seems as if there is always something pulling at our schedule and making demands of us. We need to find quiet time. We need space to breathe. God didn’t create us to be machines. We are built for periods of rest and work, not to be constantly on the move. God Himself rested on the seventh day! No matter how important work is, rest is crucial too.
Not only that but being too busy and not giving ourselves space also hurts our relationship with God. Drawing closer to God takes time and space as well, just like any other relationship. Psalm 46:10 reads, “Be still, and know that I am God!” In that space, in that stillness, we encounter God and have the opportunity to know Him better.
Other relationships need quality time, and so does our relationship with God. Being as close as possible to God is not something that just happens on its own. It takes the same kind of time and effort that we put into our other relationships.
This is done through good spiritual habits of praying and reading God’s Word. In those consistent routines, we must create space to just be with God, listening for His voice in the stillness.
Psalm 25:14 says, “The Lord is the friend of those who obey Him and He affirms his covenant with them.” How beautiful is that? God is not only our Lord and our salvation, but He’s also our friend. That’s exactly the kind of relationship God wants to have with you. He wants to be the rock of your life and your authority, but also as close as a friend.
We can never be too busy to make time with God. If we don’t give our relationship with Him the time and attention it deserves, we will be unable to fully realize the kind of life-giving and life-changing relationship with Him that He desires for us.
Slow down and focus on Him. Every moment of time invested is worth it!
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