It doesn't take long for a twinge of something being out of kilter to become a tug, then a slap up side the head to let me know something's really wrong. (Where's Cher when you need her?)
I'm such a creature of habit. if I left our en suite before having quiet time, more than likely I'd forget it altogether by the time I finished breakfast. How pitiful is that? A couple of days missing time spent in the Lord's presence was enough to throw everything out of sorts.
But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!
Jude 1: 20 MSG
Darkness now covers the earth,
and the people are in darkness.
But the Lord will shine on you,
and his Glory will appear over you.
Isaiah 60: 2 MEV
but God doesn't want His children to stay in that dark place. He gives us His powerful promises and 27/7 availability; all He asks in return is that we ask.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11: 28 MSG
Yes, though a mighty army marches against me, my heart shall know no fear! I am confident that God will save me.
Psalm 27: 3 TLB