We all get busy, whether it’s a household of kids, endless workdays with back-to-back in-person or zoom meetings, or schedules that just don’t seem to have any open window for spare time.
For many of us, our time with the Lord in his Word often takes the backburner to the demands of day-to-day life. But one thing that pastor Ray Ortlund reminds us of when it comes to time with the Lord is “I have time for nothing else.”
These words often bubble up when my schedule is too full and I think I just don’t have time today to sit in the quiet and read—I have too much to do. But what if we changed from the mindset of “I don’t have the time” to “I have time for nothing else.”
How do we make time when our kids need us all day or our work keeps piling up and our to-do lists keep growing?
SCHEDULE TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOUR LIFE
Try scheduling a quiet time that works for your life. It doesn’t have to be long hours and it doesn’t have to be formal. If you take a break to eat lunch every day, try sitting down with your Bible during lunch to be with the Lord. Choose a reading plan that works for you. Here are a few reading plan ideas to get you started.
LISTEN TO AUDIO BIBLE
Do you work remotely and take breaks from your computer throughout the day? Do you take your dog on walks? Or have a commute? These are great opportunities to listen to an audio version of the Bible or spend time praying and being in the presence of God.
FIND A 10-MINUTE WINDOW
Wherever you can find even a 10-minute window, try making that your time to be in the presence of God in his Word every day. Because even in the busyness of life, truly, we “have time for nothing else.”