I will admit I am terrible at making time for prayer. I am terrible at making time for our Lord. I fit him in where I can, when I can, and when I am fearing something in my life.
YES, I just said that!
I would much rather sleep then get up early for devotions. Any Mom with a child(ren) under the age of at least 5 years old can understand how sleep is like gold.
You are probably thinking to yourself, “Why in the world would you admit that? But you post about faith and praying.”
I admit this because it’s the truth. I admit this because I know I am not alone in this.
But, I also know that we all have our struggles and bad moments with our faith. And I for one know how much I should make time for our Lord. Because He is always there for me. He makes time for me when I need him. So why can’t I do the same?
The truth is… I’m selfish. I think of myself and that little bit of extra 30 minutes I can sneak in to my day of precious sleep.
I know through the day I pray and talk to God. But that’s just like texting a friend. It isn’t giving my all. It isn’t putting time in to prayers and devotions with our Lord. It isn’t personal. And all though I know that even a little prayer and talking to God… Even if it’s while doing the dishes, taking a shower, or just taking the dog for a walk. I know that those are okay times to talk to him. Yet, I know it’s not enough. I know our Lord wants us to seek more than just a few minutes with him here and there. He wants ALL of us. He wants us to NEED him as much as he needs us.
So I have challenged myself to start tomorrow with 5 minutes of prayer. And each day I will add 5 more minutes. And so on… And so on. So that by the end of the week on Friday I have reached at least 25 minutes of prayer and devotions with our Lord. I will make sure to NOT have a TV on, radio on, cell phone by me, children running around. And if this means I have to get up earlier, or jump in bed later… the that’s just the way it will be.
SO I CHALLENGE YOU TO DO THE SAME! Even if you don’t have a relationship of any form with our Lord. At least here you can start one. Take that first 5 minutes to say hello! To ask for strength and compassion to all those you encounter through the day.
I feel that starting out with at least those 5 minutes… it can then turn in to bigger and better prayer time with out Lord. There are moments I have time to pray and talk with our Lord. And when I am done… I walk away feeling refreshed and renewed in him. And truthfully… I WANT MORE OF THAT! And as a child of God I know he wants more of me. So I need to invest more time in him.
I pray many of you take on this little challenge as well! And if you do choose to join in. Leave your name. Maybe even a struggle you are having. So those that read this can to see they are NOT alone. And we can pray for each other together. ❤
I hope you join me this week.