“The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 50:4
My new appointment with God is 7:00 each morning at my kitchen table. (I share this so my blog readers can hold me accountable to do it!)
Lord, please forgive me for not taking my quiet times with You more seriously. I’ve never stopped reading Your Word and praying each day. I’ve not stopped having my “devotion.” Yet somehow I’ve made it a habit to run into Your presence when it’s convenient for me. I’ve not made it a priority above everything else in my day. And I’ve certainly not seen it as an “appointment” I have with You–at a specific place and at a specific time.
For that I am so sorry. I take other appointments seriously. When my pastor calls a meeting I’m there on time and ready to listen. I don’t flippantly run into my pastor’s office for a few moments here and there to chat in between my appointments. I make an appointment with him and look forward to our scheduled time together. That’s how we connect and grow deeply in our friendship. That’s how I get to know him and what he’s thinking and what he wants me to do. How is it that I don’t treat You with at least that level of importance?
I have become too casual in my relationship with You. In embracing the truth that I have full access 24/7 to Your throne, I have gravely mistaken my freedom as a license to meet You on my terms, only when it’s convenient for me.
I know You said Your Spirit will not always strive with man. Thank you for striving with me, for being patient with my lack of respect and reverence and humility toward You. Thank You for never giving up on me and for continuing to draw me to Your side.
I need Thee; oh I need Thee. Every hour I need Thee. Oh bless me now my Savior. I come–at a set time and a set place, with a mind set on worship–to You.