When striving to be the women God created us to be, what is the most important thing? Is it finding the best deals on groceries? Is it being the wisest with saving money? The most creative with making money? Is it giving the most to Church? Wait, the greatest of these is love, right? It is loving your neighbor as yourself? Is it going to Church? Serving in Church? Church membership? Making sure your kids go? Laundry? Dishes? A clean and peaceful home?
I will say that ALL of these things are important, and part of becoming like the Proverbs 31 Woman, but NONE of them are the most important. Have you read Proverbs 31 lately? This woman was super woman! If I am not careful I can get VERY discouraged reading this scripture as I know I am NOT this woman. I cannot do all of this. That is just it, I can't, but He can. I have to be connected to him, as the fruit to the vine, if I am to have a chance of becoming the woman He wants me to be.
Growing up I always heard people talking about having a relationship with the Lord, talking to God, have "quiet time", and I never got it. I doubted my salvation, thought something was wrong with me, and became very, very frustrated. Then I heard a preacher say to not worry about what I don't understand, just spend time with Him, just try to be with him, quietly. I don't have to carry the conversation. God wants to hear from me, but he also wants me to hear from Him, through His word, other people, nature, and many other ways that He speaks to His children. It started slow, with just time with me alone and some praise music, my Bible open and a pen and journal nearby. Sometimes there is nothing, well, there is NEVER nothing, but sometimes it is AMAZING, and supernatural. The God of the universe spending time with me? Throught he years, that is how a relationship with God develops. You absolutely MUST spend time with Him. Just like you cannot have a relationship with a human without spending time with them. Then and ONLY then, as our relationship with the Lord is growing stronger, can we even hope to become the woman He wants us to be, the one we see written about so beautifully in Proverbs 31.
I want to dwell on that for awhile. How do we do "quiet time?" When do we do it? What does it look like? And what if we "can't?" I have a few more posts on this in store.... for now I want your thoughts. Do you do quiet time with the Lord? When? How? Let us know...