Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 4:6-8
When I recommitted my life to the Lord over 22 years ago, I was quite sporadic
in my Bible study. And I’d go days without really spending time in prayer.
After a few years of this, I found myself neglecting my relationship with my
Lord more and more … and falling back into old habits.
I recognized—very clearly—that I needed to spend daily time with God. That I
needed to be disciplined. And for me, that meant I needed to set an appointment
with God. Every day.
Now, 17 or so years later, I still make a daily appointment with the Lord.
Every day. I literally have it on my calendar. It’s the most important part of
my day. It’s my daily nourishment, and I miss it if, for some reason, I’m not
able to meet with Him.
I know it’s hard sometimes to carve out quality time with God. We’re all so
very busy. But I also know, for me at least, if I don’t, I’m much more easily
distracted by the world’s enticements. And I desire, more than anything, to
grow in faith and draw closer to my Abba Father.
I can’t emphasize it enough: If you want to grow in godliness, if you want that
“promise [that is] for the present life and also for the life to come,” you
need to spend time every day with God.