I once heard someone say, I don’t pray for more than 10 minutes at a time, but I don’t go more than 10 minutes without praying, and it has always stuck with me. As a wife, mother, husband, father, student, employee, or as someone with multiple responsibilities, it can be difficult to spend time with God every day.
But, this quote reminds me that our relationship with God is just that, a relationship. We can talk to Him while we cook or clean, as we do our hair or during a break at work, in the midst of preparing for bed or before a nap, and of course early in the morning.
“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 NIV)
The more we include God in our everyday life, the more we realize we can speak to Him, and He will speak to us, anytime, anywhere.
“Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.” (Psalm 139:7-12 NIV)
On the days where you can’t sit down with God for an extended amount of time, I pray that God will show you the moments of free time, or the moments you can make free time, to spend with Him. Any time with God is time well spent.