I’m so pleased to feature a guest devotional from author and speaker Julie B. Cosgrove. I think you’ll enjoy her post and you can also check out her great book.
Squeezing God In
by Julie B Cosgrove
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?Psalm 139:7
Today, we are busy people. The cell phones strapped to our belts, tucked inside our purses, or jammed into our ears as a Bluetooth make us available 24/7. Global communication is a reality for many of us. That is good for spreading the Kingdom, for doing business, and keeping touch with family, but it also can suck our time away like a giant vacuum. With the world constantly tapping on our shoulders, it is harder than ever to find time to respond to God’s holy taps.
Yet, Our Lord wants to hang out with us so much, He hung on a cross so that could happen. He opened the lines of communication between the temporal world in which we live our lives and His eternal presence—24/7. He is always waiting to talk with you and show you His love.
Many of us find it hard to squeeze quiet, devotional time with God into our day. But when we begin to grasp the concept that God is there in each and every moment, we realize that it works better if we can squeeze our day into our time with God.
Holy Lord, forgive us when we are scurrying through our day and do not include You in it. Help us to discover ways to be more aware of Your presence, Your Love and Your Holy Spirit’s guidance. We can never flee from Your presence. Thank You for Your Son’s death and resurrection that makes it possible for You to always be with us. Amen.
Be creative about how you squeeze God into your day. Talk with him as you wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or in that fast food drive-thru line. It’s better than getting steamed under the collar and tapping your foot. Instead, tap into God’s power. Pray for those in line. Pray for those you love. Thank Him for this time He created in your day.
Why not pray while you shower. Cleanliness really can be next to godliness.
These are just a few ways you can listen to His still small voice whispering throughout your day. Ask Him to help you find time to hang out with Him. Then watch what happens. It’ll be as if you have a spiritual Bluetooth in your faith’s ear. Can you hear Him now?
How will He reveal His presence to you today? How will He squeeze you and Him time into your day?