What do you think of when you hear the words “quiet time?” Do you think of duty or delight? Maybe you feel slightly guilty because you just haven’t been able to squeeze Bible reading and prayer into your schedule.
Perhaps you feel you’re not quite getting it right because you’re snatching 6 minutes to read Scripture before you go to work rather than spending an hour a day filling out a Bible study page. Or you can’t quite make it through your prayer list without getting side-tracked.
May I speak a little grace over us today?
The Lord delights in the smallest offerings.
Of course, God rejoices when we spend extended time meditating and delighting in His Word. He is pleased when we give Him time in prayer or worship. Yet He also delights when we take 5 minutes to read Scripture, send up a prayer on our way out the door, and sing loud worship along with the radio on our way to work.
God loves even our smallest offerings when we give them out of love for Him. Remember the widow who offered the two copper coins? It looked like a small offering, but Jesus valued it because she put in all she had to live on (Mark 12:41-44).
In the same way, I believe Jesus rejoices when the mother of a newborn and twin toddlers spends five minutes reading His Word or lifts up a prayer as she straps her kids into the mini-van. He delights in the single mom who squeezes in a few minutes to sit quietly and listen to a worship song after dishes are done and the kids are in bed.
God sees our hearts, not our schedules…
I’m talking about my new book More of God: A Distracted Woman’s Guide to More Meaningful Quiet Times. I pray my book will bring new freedom and renewal to women’s hearts.
Note: I wrote More of God: A Distracted Woman’s Guide to More Meaningful Quiet Times to help overwhelmed and distracted women recover a fresh sense of God’s presence, learn to hear His voice, and grow their prayer lives. To find it on Amazon, click on the image below:
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