As pastors, our life-blood, our power, and our strength comes from the time we spend with God. But if you’ve been in ministry for more than a few minutes, you may have noticed that as a pastor, spending time with God can feel like yet another task on the to-do list.
There’s a tension here—because something that used to feel like an intimate, refueling time with your Creator has now become a part of your job description.
This can sometimes threaten to steal the peace, rest, and connection it once had.
There’s also this incredible responsibility. We’re not just reading the Bible for ourselves anymore. We’re reading to study for our sermons or so we have an answer ready whenever someone needs a word from the Lord. Our prayer time isn’t just about our relationship with God anymore. It’s about filling up to pour back out.
So what do we do as pastors to have fulfilling quiet time with God, without it becoming another task on our to-do list?
Here are some tips that have worked for me.
1. Change locations
If you find yourself in a rut, try switching locations for your quiet time with…Continue Reading