Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Spending Time With The Lord
Miranda Potocnzy - Feb. 17, 2017
Devotional

Psalm 118:24 - This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

The other day I woke up to start my day in the afternoon (I have a newborn), and it just seemed like a day that the Lord was going to speak to me. I had been waiting and anticipating a word from Him about my constant struggle concerning my daily devotional times.

Sometime after I woke up the reminder popped in my head to read my Bible and I said, “But Lord I can barely keep my eyes open, they're burning, how am I supposed to read? But of course I'm tired everyday, my eyes are burning everyday. But there is always some excuse and its always the exact same things: “I'm so busy”, “I just don't feel like it right now”, “I'm so tired”, “I have so much to do”, etc.

It doesn't make sense. Holding off on a shower, no matter how much its needed, is just not a life or death matter. Not doing the dishes, or the laundry, or going to the grocery store, or anything. Theres always time to read and meditate and pray through a verse, or a chapter, or a couple chapters. There is no excuse.

I feel like in His sovereignty, as He creates the days He also creates allotted times for each one of us to spend with Him. And in that allotted time if we are super tired or super busy its because thats the heart He intended to speak with. Our busy heart, our tired heart, our cranky heart, our hard heart. He knows the days, He knows the moments, He is ready and waiting for my tired eyes to seek Him. He is faithfully standing by waiting for my stressed out and anxious heart to ask Him for His presence. In those moments where we have a million things on our plate and a time limit for them, if we were to stop for a second and seek His face, then He would have opportunity to change us and soften us and bring back right perspective, or even work miracles.

Physical exercise is not a natural thing for me (I like the couch, movies, and donuts:)) But just like my devotional time, there is an urgency to not allow it to fall under the category of things that I “don't have time to do.” I need to make the time. If everything in life gets put to the side for the way of my devotional time, then my perspective will be where it should be: an eternal perspective that will highlight my days.