The practice of having time alone with the Lord every day is very common in Christianity. It may be called a quiet time or a devotional. It is a great thing, but it can be confusing and intimidating for people. Read some Bible and talk to God is kind of a lot of area to cover, so it is tough to know where to start.
It also doesn’t help if you hear people talking about how awesome their quiet time was if you aren’t feeling anything in yours. There is no right way to spend time with God, but at some point we all feel like we are doing it the wrong way.
Here is one thing to try if you feel like your devotional time is in neutral. In the morning, say to God “I know you love me, show me that today in some way.”
It is a simple thing, but it can yield big results in your heart throughout the day. It frames your mindset for the whole day. You will be looking for glimpses of God’s love for you that may have gone unnoticed otherwise. That affirmation is a powerful thing.
In Matthew 7:7, Jesus says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” This practice is asking God for confirmation of His love, and seeking his answer throughout the day. It can change your whole perspective.
-Matt from The Bridge