It is of vital importance that we learn to take time to be still and connect with Christ daily. We know the theory of this, but outworking this on a day-to-day basis can be challenging.
This week has been one of the busiest weeks we’ve had for a long time. I won’t bore you with all the details, but we’ve had two funerals, new carpets laid throughout the house, and our delightful grandchildren to stay. It’s been a happy week, but it’s all come at once and at the end of a busy week at our church conference.
There was a moment in the chaos when it all became quite funny. You can imagine furniture piled high everywhere. Each room downstairs was in a state of disarray. However, I spied the chair where I sit and read and pray was still free. There was furniture piled high all around it, but I got my morning coffee and clambered over various items until my goal was achieved, and I sat down amongst towering pieces of furniture with my books. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
However, that wasn’t the trickiest time to find a place to be quiet and read. It got even more complicated when three grandchildren were bouncing about the house! It reminded me, as a young mother, how determined and single-minded I had to be to find the presence of God for myself and others. I was a minister when the children were small too.
Perhaps I would have been more casual if I hadn’t been a minister. If I only had myself to feed, it wouldn’t have been so imperative to find the presence and word of God for others. But I remember the hunger I felt to hear from Him each day.
It’s a simple command to “come to me," but it’s vital to keep in constant abiding communion with Him. For some, my chaotic circumstances will be small compared to the difficulties and pressure you face daily. But whatever your situation, this command of Christ needs to be obeyed if you are to live as a Christian. There will be a way for you. You first find it and then become absolutely determined to follow it through. There is an abundant supply.
“See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey.” 1 Samuel 14:29 NIV
You only need a little taste, but it will brighten you.