My daily discipline is coffee with Jesus. I may grab my Bible and journal and sit in bed and pray, read and write. I may, like I did today, go to my home office and kneel there on the carpeted floor, Bible and journal and favorite coffee cup laid out before me. I have also been known to get into the car and find a beautiful place...somewhere with a view of water, of fall foliage, of our city...and have a special time with God there. Precious beyond words, are those times when I have gone away, just me and Jesus for a time of personal retreat...to the beach is my favorite...I leave all of the cares of daily life behind for a day, or maybe even get an inexpensive hotel and spend the night...for the sole purpose of reconnecting with My Beloved. I know that as a "Nana" with no little ones at home, it is much easier to have times like these than when my three girls were small and underfoot. But even then, at naptime, or even with them on my lap in the rocking chair, time with Jesus and His Word and prayer, were the glue that help me together. I remember crying out to Him back then, "I don't know how to do this...to be a wife and a mother. Today, just for today, one day at a time, help me to get this right." And still today, as a wife, a mom, a nana, a pastor's wife...time with Him is the glue that holds my life together.
Today's prayer-Colossians 1:16-18 "I was created by You and exist through you and in You and for You. I am held together by You. May You alone in everything and in every respect occupy the chief place, stand first and be preeminent in me."