We all lead busy lives, so sometimes it can be hard to find time for God. It's not that we don't want to spend time with Him, but we can get so caught up in all the things we have to do on a daily basis that we allow him to slip down further and further on our priority list. However, time spent with God doesn't have to be all out hours and hours of prayer in one sitting. Sometimes it's about stealing small moments to just say little prayers
or listen to what He has to say. Here are some moments you can find in your day to spend just a little more time with God:
When You Wake UpThe morning is a great time to spend with God. Set your alarm a little earlier. You don't have to move to pray. You can just lay there and have some quality time talking to God and listening. Just be in his presence.
When You Go to Bed
Sure, you may be tired, but try to give yourself a little more time before bed to spend time with God. This is a great time to read a little of your Bible or a portion of a devotional
. There are even devotionals and Bibles designed to be read in just a few minutes of each day. They're perfect for bedtime.
In the ShowerTaking a shower doesn't just mean you have to clean your body. Sometimes it's a great way to cleanse the soul. You're alone. It's quiet. Take the time in the shower to immerse yourself in a conversation with God.
LunchtimeMaking time for Jesus can sometimes mean sacrificing a little social time. Sure, lunch may be the one time a day you talk to your friends between classes, it may not hurt to sometimes take a lunch and go pray somewhere.
Before or After Church
Praying at the altar after church is always a good time to spend with God. You've just heard a great sermon and now you can take the spiritual high you're on and pour it into your prayer time. Many churches welcome prayers at the altar after services. However, sometimes you don't have time after church, so spending time with God before services can also be good for getting you in the mindset to get the most out of services
A Weekend AfternoonWhat are you doing this weekend? As busy as our social lives can get on Saturdays or Sundays, if we put in the effort, we can find time to spend with God in there. Take a weekend afternoon and spend it reading the Bible and praying. Put in the effort to spend time with God.
During TV TimeWe all love our entertainment. You'd be hard pressed to find someone that doesn't have at least one favorite TV show. Yet, that entertainment can sometimes be a distraction from God. Compare the time you spend in front of the TV or computer to the time you spend with Jesus. Give a little of it to God.
Between Homework Assignments
Steal a few minutes between homework assignments to spend with God. Just a few minutes in between. Not only will you find yourself closer to God, but you may find that you clear your head and heart a bit so that focusing on your homework
becomes easier, too.
While Doing the DishesChores are a great time to spend with God. Most chores don't require intense concentration, so talking to God while washing dishes, taking out the garbage, dusting, mopping the floor can be a great way to reinforce your relationship with Him.
In the Car
There are so many ways to spend time with God in the car. It's a great time to talk to Him. No one else is there with you. You can lay it all out honestly for him there. You can also listen to worship
on the radio. There are devotionals and audio Bibles that you can listen to via the CD or iPod on the car.
Before a MealIt's not uncommon for Christians to pray before a meal. However, often Christians only say prayers when they are together as a family. It's easy to find a few seconds with God before every meal.