As you know, I like to keep it real on here. In my “Pruning” blog I confessed going through an extended season of living in the flesh. I think that issue is the main struggle that I constantly battle with. I know and believe that we should live and minister out of the overflow of our heart – that we should have a regular/consistent devotional life and daily quiet times, but I confess that I wrestle with doing that daily.
I’ve blogged in the past about “Noise” and “American Idol” – this isn’t anything new for me. Maybe you can relate? Life is so busy, so fast-paced, so digital and I find I’m consumed with work, family, emails and this computer that I’m constantly staring out blogging, Facebooking, Twittering, etc. I love those tools and technologies. I know God can and is using them and I teach on them, but another part of what I speak on and will be writing about in the book is the issue of boundaries and not letting the tail wag the dog.
God knows, like David, I’m a man after God’s own heart and I truly want to spend quality time with Him each and every day and serve and live out of the overflow, but that is not a regular reality for me. I’m ashamed of that. I’m frustrated with that. I’m not giving up. I’m just keeping it real and confessing. This is tough for me. I’m not a morning person and due to medicine that I take (see my blog “Weak”), I’m always in a rush to get to work each morning.
What are some creative ways that you’ve blocked out time for you and God so that you can serve and live out of the overflow? Am I the only one that struggles with this? Where are you at on this?