By Lois Evans
I hope you have a quiet place where you can be alone with the Lord each day, a place where you can shut out the world for a few minutes and develop the quietness of heart that pleases God.
Another thing you need if you are going to meet with the Lord each day and develop the healthy habit of daily devotions is the right attitude of soul. The psalmist wrote, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10, KJV).
But sometimes finding a quiet place and developing a quietness of heart is easier said than done! And we’re not the only ones who have encountered this problem. In Mark 6, Jesus’ disciples were in the midst of a hectic time of ministry. They were trying to tell Him the exciting results they had experienced as they ministered in His name, and yet the Bible says there were so many people milling around them that they did not even have time to eat.
Does this sound familiar? When our four children were young, our home was often a place of controlled chaos. Sometimes I had several “false starts” before I could find a quiet moment to be alone with the Lord. But the very busyness of our days and the responsibilities that fall upon us are all the more reason that we need a daily time with Him.
Morning is the best time for many people because it gives them the right start of the day. But it doesn’t’ work for everyone, especially a mother trying to get her children fed and off to school before her own day begins. Your devotional time should be at the point when you have the best chance for maximum quiet and minimum distractions. The important thing is to fix a daily time.
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What time of day works best for you to spend time with the Lord?