Life can be hectic. We have daily routines and many plans, that it becomes hard to fit anything else into it. We just live life going through the motions.

I don’t want to just go through the motions.

I want to live my life in such a way that I’m not living the way that society says, and taking whatever it throws at me, but yet I want to live my life for God.

Making time for God has been one of the hardest things for me personally. I’ve never read a full book in the Bible. I’ve never finished a devotional, and I’ve never set time aside specifically for God. I’ve been a Christian almost my whole life, and I’ve been in Church since I was born. I’ve always had a relationship with God, but I’ve never made time specifically for Him.

Lately I have been more aware of my lack of commitment, so to speak. I feel that in my heart I really need to devote more one-on-one time with God, and reading His word. I really want to live more for Him, and not this world.

But you see, I can tell myself these things all day, but actually pursuing it is a little harder than it is to simply say.

One thing I have been trying to do more lately is read a devotional every single morning. I also have tried setting time aside to just pray. And not to specifically ask for things I want, but to have quiet time with God about life and little things.

I put together a little list of how to better your relationship with God, and how to make more time for Him.

Make time: set aside a specific time, even if it’s just five minutes, to sit and have a conversation with God. Talk with Him about your worries, or concerns. Let him know your desires. Just simply talk with Him.

Show gratitude: don’t forget to thank God for all He’s done in your life. Don’t simply ask for things, but yet thank Him for what you already have. Just meditating on the things in life you are grateful for will improve your mood, and your relationship with Him.

Feed your soul: reading the Bible is so important! This is one of the hardest tasks for myself, but it’s definitely needed. I find the Bible to be sometimes boring, or hard to understand. So for me, I love to read devotionals, and then read the verses that go along with the devotional for that day. Also finding a version of the Bible that you enjoy reading is a must! I absolutely love ‘the message’ translation, and am so glad I purchased it. I am able to read through the Bible and feel like I understand the words written so much better. Setting aside a few minutes to read a chapter out of the Bible, or read a daily devotional, is so worth it. It’s very important to feed your soul with the words of God.

These little changes can affect your life tremendously! Over time it will come more natural to you, and you’ll soon realize how much it’s improved your daily life and your relationship with God. I think having a good foundation for your relationship is very important, and it’ll make your life so much better and make you so much happier.

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Just a twentysomething living under the California sun. I love putting words in sentences.
  • Very good post! A couple of short books that are easy to read are Titus and both Timothys. I really like them.

  • Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly, Brittany! I think so many of us can say we have been there or find ourselves in the same place. I too grew up in church, following God but not really doing anything about it. A year and a half ago I decided enough was enough. I wanted to see God move, I needed to see God move. I needed more of Him because I was broken. So I found a crazy Bible reading plan (it has you read the entire Bible in 3 months), and I committed to doing the plan but in a year. And I did. It meant some days I sat and read an entire book. And it was amazing. And God did move and I moved with Him. All that to say, I am praying for your time of intentionality and to encourage you that you can do it and it will be amazing!

  • Mandi

    i love this so much <3 and i feel you. I feel like i go through periods, where I'm committed and reading my devotionals/bible, getting out there and living big for God and then theres times when I know I'm too caught up in my busy, or life in general, and i forget. I disconnect and i feel it. He keeps me at peace and content. May we always remember to come back to Him and give Him our time, the time He deserves. Thanks for sharing your heart.

  • Brittany has such a beautiful heart. I am so glad to hear to you are in place where you want more of God. The bible is the best weapon God has given us to fight back the enemy and go through trials. But is the most wonderful way to fall even more in love with Jesus as HE speaks to us through those written words.