Making time for Jesus

In college, it is so hard to find time to do anything else than what you know you have to do. Classes, sports, extra activities, studying, maintaining relationships, etc. We are all extremely busy, and balancing it all is crazy!

The most important relationship we have as Christians is the one we have with the Lord. He is the one who sustains us and encourages us, and He is always with us no matter what we go through.

It’s crazy to think how He is the one who loves us the most, yet it’s so easy to continually reject Him and put all sorts of other things in front of Him.

Last year I really struggled spiritually, and the desire to want to be in God’s Word and in prayer was not there. I really wanted that desire back and prayed for it, but I really didn’t expect how it would happen.

When my boyfriend and I broke up, I was so heartbroken that I NEEDED Jesus. Reading my Bible wasn’t an option, but a need. Crying out to Him in prayer was the only way I could get through my day. It was crazy to see the difference and to see how when He was all I had; He became all I needed.

It was hard going through a breakup, but so rewarding seeing Jesus become all I wanted and needed. It has been amazing having that desire back and looking forward to being in God’s Word and having that be my favorite time of the day.

As I read through different verses and specific Psalms, I experienced a hope and a peace like I had never experienced before. My circumstances were not good, but I had the assurance that God had better plans for my life and was using my pain for good. I would have never remember this if I had not been spending time with the Lord on a daily basis.

Through tough times we always see Jesus come through and realize He was there the whole time. He deserves all our honor and all our praise. Making time for Him is extremely important to keep that relationship thriving.

Any other relationship, you would make sure you spend time with that person to make them feel loved and like you care about them. Well, Jesus died because He loved us so much, so the least He deserves is some of our undevoted time.

James 4:8- Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

Psalm 1:1-2- 1 Blessed is the man
   who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

Matthew 6:33- But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Do you guys have a quiet time? If so, what do you do during that time and when do you do it?

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4 thoughts on “Making time for Jesus

  1. Selah, I loved your post. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the things we have to get done and forget to make time for what we need. I try to have quiet time whenever I can, and I usually listen to worship music and read whatever book I’m on at the moment. Currently it’s a book called Uninvited and it’s wonderful!

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  2. What a unique, inspiring article. I loved reading it because I felt a part of the article. God speaks to me in new ways and I find myself constantly relying on the scripture to help guide me – a lot like you mentioned. In my alone time (usually walking around outside) I love talking to him and thanking Him for the beautiful nature he surrounds me with…it makes me love him so much more because He created it for those He loves. It’s a warm feeling to know He is always there and that I can always rely on Him!

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  3. Being in college actually made me closer to God. The last two years of being away at school I have face a lot of challenges. Most people wouldn’t know they things that I went through because I continue to wear a smile on my face. I wear that smile because I have a great relationship with God and I know he doesn’t put more on me than I can handle. This post was very great to read and it just shows that people around me love God and crave that relationship with him.

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