Setting aside time with Jesus is necessary in order to center our thoughts on Him each day. Starting your day by being in the Word is the best way to align your heart with God’s. In order to know a friend, you have to spend time with them. The same is true in our relationship with Jesus; in order to know Him, you have to spend time with Him.
When you sit with Jesus, you are met with a joy and peace that surpass understanding. You can’t help but be reminded of how amazing God is and the beautiful things He has done for you. Every minute you spend with Jesus will result in a deeper understanding and appreciation for who He is. By setting aside that quiet time with Him you are giving Him an invitation to come and move in your life. You are asking for your soul to be renewed.
If you’re like me, maybe you like to have variety and doing the same thing everyday seems boring. Guess what? It’s okay to mix things up! One day read a whole chapter from the Bible, another day maybe just sit and listen to some worship music while journaling about what the lyrics mean to you. Your quiet time doesn’t have to look like the standard Instagram picture with your Bible in one hand and coffee in the other. Now hear me… reading your Bible is SO important. Soaking up the Truth and understanding it’s context is necessary to know God. But, if you aren’t feeling it one morning it’s okay to not spend as long reading and do something different in your Jesus time. Sometimes I just sit and pray. However you feel close to God, make sure to incorporate it in your quiet time. The most important thing is to center your heart on Him.
Having a quiet time with God is key to making sure connecting with Him is part of your daily routine. So whether it is in the evening before bed, early in the morning, or sometime in between, make sure to spend some time close to your Heavenly Father. He wants to meet you right where you are at! No matter if it is five minutes or an hour, all He wants is your undivided attention. All He wants is you!
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you" Matthew 6:33 (ESV)