It begins with carving out time for God. Admittedly, this sounds impossible. Our days are so full with so many activities that one more thing on the to-do list just might push us over the edge. But we cannot forget that God is our very source of life — not just one more thing to add to our already-too-full calendar. When we take time for God, we are refueled. It changes the way we perceive our lives and suddenly, all our burdens feel lighter.
Martin Luther used to pray for four hours a day (in addition to the five hours of communal prayer) and it was said that on his busiest days, he would double his prayer time. German theologian Helmut Thieliche wrote: “Luther prayed this much, not despite his busy life, but so he could accomplish his gigantic labors.”
Tomorrow: “Devote time to read the Bible”