Time With God Renews Our Soul
There have been seasons in my life when I have not protected my time with the Lord well. I have let distractions (mainly my phone) interrupt my time of solitude with the Lord whether it was texts, emails, social media, or the news. The enemy knows that solitude with the Lord renews my soul so he loves when he can keep me me distracted.
But I am learning more and more on how to protect my time with the Lord because...
~time with God equips me for the day.
~time with God impacts my peace.
~time with God renews my strength.
The tool that is helping me the most is to set my phone on the kitchen counter (with the ringer off) while I am studying God's Word and praying in the mornings.
And throughout the day, I am attempting to "check-in" more with God and
"check-in" less with the world.
Here's the deal...some days I do better than others at checking in with God. But God gives us a fresh start each day.
God, we are doing life in a world full of distractions. Guide and help each of us to manage our distractions well. Help us to create habits that help us to be more intimate with You. Amen. Hugs, Steph.