Come now, let us reason together . . . Isaiah 1:18
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35
Did you know the Creator of the universe wants to spend time with you? When I take a moment to focus on this, I’m amazed/floored/shocked/mystified. This is an appointment worth keeping.
If you were going to a job interview, you’d show up prepared. You wouldn’t be tired, unfocused, or easily distracted. You wouldn’t interrupt or communicate poorly.
Time with God ought to have the same kind of priority.
Getting out of the rut begins with a mind shift: we ought to view time with God as one of the best things in our life. If we see this as the best, then we’ll give it our best. We will never get out of the rut if we treat it like an obligation, like a class we don’t like or a meeting we dread attending. We cannot show up and give God our left over’s.
Set aside your best time for the best person in your life: God.