Do you have a habit of spending quality time with God? God desires an intimate, personal relationship with each of us. He wants us to intentionally seek Him and connect with Him on a personal level. Even Jesus did this. “After dismission of the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. Well into the night, he was there alone” (Matthew 14:23).
Spending quality time with God requires putting yourself in a setting where distractions can be eliminated and where you can just get quiet with God for a dedicated amount of time. There are no real “rules” as to what to do during this quality time. You can pray in quiet or with words, read the Bible, or write in your journal. Make this time your own, between you and God. No rules. Give yourself permission to “just be” with God.
Carving out quality time with God should be a regular occurrence. Daily is ideal. The most important thing is to give God what you can. Start small with five minutes once a day and go from there. Committing to quality time with God should be intentional and not part of a to-do list. Rather, try than thinking of it as something you “get to do “with God.
Any time you give to God will not be spent in vain. For God tells us, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).