Lately I’ve been feeling convicted about my quiet time. I’m loving my Gratitude! app and the She Reads Truth devotionals.
My styling and spacial reasoning is nothing short of terrible sometimes.
I’m really feeling a tug on my heart about the fact that I have my quiet time at night. See, I’m a total night owl. I do just about everything that really requires focus at night. Mr. Gray is asleep. Baby Gray is asleep. The phone doesn’t ring. Email slows way down. I can zero-in and attend to the task at hand.
When I was in high school, I went to FCA camp, and when I came home, I started my first real quiet times and prayer journals. I did them at night. When I picked journaling back up once Mr. Gray and I got married, it was at night. From the start, I’ve done my quiet time at night.
I pray throughout the day. I read scripture-based posts and thoughts. It’s just bits and pieces, though. I hone in at night.
Is that okay, though? Should I be starting my day with quiet time?
Mark 1:35 says, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Now, this doesn’t say you must get into the Word before daylight every day. It tells me that’s what Christ did, though. I want to follow after Christ’s heart.
That’s what I’m praying through lately. Does it matter when I meet with God? Does it say I’m putting other things before Him since my quiet time is at night? Should I be rising early and meeting with Him before my day begins?
email distracts you during the day? Shut it off…ignore it and only check it at a few set times a day. i did that a long time ago…VERY freeing. 🙂
I was just talking about this very topic this morning. I feel like if I could consistently wake before my household so many more including myself would benefit from my having met with Jesus than if I didn't. I have a much better perspective about my day if I give it to God and ask Him to work through me with my kiddos before the day begins. And I am by NO means a morning person. BUT us mommies have to have some grace with ourselves for sure because we know our daily (or middle of the nightly) plans can change at the drop of a hat. Push on and in to Jesus Mama Gray, wherever the day finds you.
Nothing goes off or alerts me when I get an email as it is–more of a blanket sentiment. My phone lives on silent.
Thanks, Amanda! I'm working on it.
I'm with you on this. I've always done my reading and (focused) praying at night. But I have felt some gentle tugs at trying the morning. Maybe we can do a trail run for a week and chat at the end? You are suppose to be my dazzle you know! We aren't doing a very good job at that!
Such a good idea, my friend!