Just You, and I, Together

Dear Lord; Happy Tuesday Father!

This morning Father, I come to you unsettled.

As I sat here this morning, quietly contemplating what to chat with you about today, I received a conviction on my heart that I hadn’t expected.

“You’ve really glossed over Me today…”

Instant ouch!

Thinking back over my morning though, I realized the comment was well-earned.

Many mornings I pray silently in the shower, preparing myself for the day ahead…

I didn’t today… My head was focused on the tasks ahead of me.

Before heading off to the office each day, I read the daily devotional message in my Stand Firm magazine…

I felt rushed this morning, so I skimmed over it but didn’t spend time to absorb the message.

When I pull into the parking lot at work, quite often I’ll say a quick prayer for the day before going in.

I was running a few minutes late, so I just went inside.

And that leads me back to feeling unsettled Lord.  I’m not unsettled because of all the stresses, worries and complications my day has in store; I’m unsettled because I’ve allowed those things to infringe on my time with You.  As my days have become more scheduled and complicated, I’ve allowed our time together to suffer as a result.  Sure, I sing Your praises along with the Christian radio station on my way to work, I say silent prayers throughout the day, and we certainly have the connection that writing these posts each day establishes, but I’m thirstier than that for Your presence

…Time to make some changes.

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” – Mark 1:35 (ESV)

I need that dedicated quiet time with You Father… Just You, and I, together.

And while I don’t think my couch qualifies as a desolate place Father, it should serve nicely for spending time with You all the same.  Tonight, I’ll be setting my wake-up alarm to be a half-hour earlier …

I’ll see you in the morning.  🙂


~Phather Phil

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