My life is crazy busy and it always has been.
There’s never been a time in my adult life that a lot of pressures weren’t competing for the time I need to devote to my relationship with the Lord Jesus. I’ve been a fireman, university student, Army officer, seminary student, pastor, Bible teacher, and author. All extremely demanding.
And then there’s family, friends, community…
You know the drill.
My Time and Space for Jesus
This is why I’m so committed to journaling. No other spiritual discipline has kept Jesus at the center of my life more than journaling. If focuses my mind, my thoughts, and my prayers like no other spiritual exercise.
But I’ve found that just saying, “I’m going to start journaling” doesn’t work for me.
I must have a special time and a special place to meet Jesus with my Mead Notebook, my Bible, my pen, and my heart.
For me it has to be early morning before our home wakes up, and in my special chair left of the table in our den so that I can accommodate my caffeine habit left-handed. I keep all my journaling stuff right there, never move it, and never vary from that place and that time unless I’m on the road. (And that’s the topic of another blog!)
Your Time and Space for Jesus?
If you’re crazy busy, journaling is a great discipline to create time and space for Jesus.
I can’t know what your best time and space will be. But I do know that if you’re serious about keeping the Lord Jesus at the center of your life, He’ll show it to you.
Oh, and another thing: NO LAPTOP, MOBILE PHONE, OR OTHER DISTRACTING INSTRUMENTS ALLOWED.
That’s what works for me. I’d love to hear about your special time and space where you meet the Lord to journal.