“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16
When you say you’re too busy to pray, it shows you do not understand what it means to have a relationship with God. If you never put gas in your car, you would be stranded on the side of the road, unable to go anywhere. However, you make time to put gas in your car because you understand what can happen if you don’t. Do you understand what can happen if you don’t spend time with God daily? You will be empty and weak, with a short fuse and a bad attitude.
When it comes to time with the Lord, it’s not about how many hours you spend in prayer. God understands you are a wife and a mother. He knows the different demands you have that require your attention and drain you. The more responsibilities you have, the more you absolutely must schedule in your day, time with Him. In your time with God is where you will be strengthened and given instructions for the day. God doesn’t want you operating on an empty tank. The enemy knows the best time to test you is when you are empty, tired and weak. Let Him replenish you day by day. This is not a Sunday and Wednesday night Bible Study relationship that you have with Him. It is a minute by minute relationship with a God who loves you and wants to renew you. Everything He pours into you, He will pour into others through you. Our spiritual life is a constant pouring out and Him pouring in.
Your body may not be as youthful as it once was, but your inward man is renewed day by day when you give your spirit what it needs by spending time in worship, in prayer, and in God’s Word. Don’t worry about what you’ll need for tomorrow. Don’t pray for hours on Sunday thinking that should last you all week long. Pray today and receive God’s grace for today. This is a day by day walk.
Prayer: Father God, I come to you now. I am so tired, and I feel so empty. I need you to renew my strength. Fill me completely with your Spirit. Reach my innermost being and pour into me your love, your grace, your wisdom and your peace. I receive your instructions for today. Renew me as I worship you and commune with you. I thank you for the relationship we have. Let it be a continual pouring in and pouring out everyday of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.