During the summer I find myself struggling to maintain my quiet time. I wake early each morning to do the various chores around the farm, yet I cannot seem to sit in a chair for 15 minutes to focus my day. I know time with God is as necessary as eating a good breakfast, still I struggle.
Today as I read in Ephesians, I found myself reminded that I have weakness and I have power. On my own power I can still do my daily routine, work around the farm, and spend time with my family. Ultimately, I am still weak. If I tap into the power of God, giving Him my first fruits, my first minutes in my day, then my day is properly centered, there is order and there is peace.
Ephesians 3:14-21 says, “For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
I need to tap into the power that can only come from the love of God and spending time with Him.
How about you? Are you digging deeper or just coasting on what you learned before summer started? Find a study group at church. Phone a friend to keep you accountable. Don’t just sit there. Do something to keep growing.