As part of my doctoral studies, I had to read a little book this summer about writing. The book was called, “How To Write A Lot.” The author mentioned how people often say that they will try to find some time for a certain task (i.e. writing). But he said, we will never “find time,” we have to “allot time.” In allotting time, we are disciplining ourselves to make something a priority. It made me think of spiritual disciplines (such as Bible reading and prayer). They don’t just happen on a daily basis. We don’t generally have an extra hour and think, “I’m going to spend this time reading the Bible and praying.” But what would happen if we set aside a specific time on a daily basis for those things? It would become a habit, and we would reap the benefits. The benefit of daily Bible reading and prayer would be a closer relationship with God. Why don’t you stop right now, and put some appointments with God on your calendar? You can even set an alarm for them on your phone.
Even allotting time for Christian community would be a tremendous benefit and will change your spiritual life. RCF provides opportunities on a regular basis for you to gather in Christian community. Set aside some time to join us for prayer, Bible study, dinner, etc. I believe you will be glad you did.