Finding Time

If you’re having a hard time finding time to meet one hour each day with God, be creative and try these tips:

*Spend half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening alone with God. Split up your time.

*Get up 15 minutes earlier each day and train yourself to take 15 minutes less to get ready for your day. Now you’ll have half an hour in the morning to meet with God and start your day off right.

*Instead of going out to lunch every day with your co-workers, 2-3 times a week spend your hour at lunch alone with God. Drive to a scenic overview, stay alone in your cubicle, or find a quiet corner.

*Prioritize your day. Make a list of every activity you do throughout the day. Prioritize and choose one hour of activities you can do without. Plug in your time with God instead.

*Why watch TV when you exercise? Put on praise music, listen to the Bible on CD, or talk with God!

*Trim your daily time on the computer. Keep a log of how much time you spend at each task: cut back 10 minutes of e-mail, read the news for 15 minutes instead of half an hour, play your computer game for 20 minutes instead of 30. Do the math and add up the precious minutes to meet an hour alone each day with God.

Every Day
Do you have someone you love to talk with each day? Your best friend? Your mom? Your spouse? Your counselor? Your co-worker? God longs for you to talk with Him just like that. He wants you to tell Him about your day, your joys, your fears, your frustrations, and your dreams. He has so many things He wants to tell you each day, too. He wants to tell you of His plans for your life. He wants to comfort you and strengthen you. He wants to encourage you and give you hope. Every day.