I’ll confess! I have trouble choosing to spend private time with the Lord while on vacation. I especially hate to confess that it actually feels like a vacation is also a vacation from the Lord. Of course, I’m aware of Him and still think and turn to Him during the day, but when I’m out of my normal routine, it’s very hard to read the Bible and pray with concentration.

That’s especially true when I’m visiting our daughter. I get ready after waking up so that when our 3 1/2 year old grandson wakes up, I can be available. I’m so eager to spend every moment with him. And as I get ready, looking forward to his happy smile, the Lord whispers, “I’m as eager for you to seek me, Kathy. I look forward to your face, whether happy or sad or whatever.”

Yet I am in vacation mode and I don’t choose and love the Lord well.

What about you? Do you have any ideas for making sure a vacation includes private time with the Lord? I’d love to hear your ideas.