I took some time to disconnect over the last few months. And I’ve quickly realized that time was quite useful. Since January, I was having several problems that I couldn’t get past. And the biggest one was this – I was really having an issue doing my quiet times. The reason is simple…it wasn’t how I had always done it. No longer did I have “my spot” in my bedroom. No longer did I have “my comfy chair.” No longer did I have the book I was already working through. I lost all of my prized journals from the last 15 years. Every time I would start a quiet time, I would be reminded of all that was missing or different. Then I would just give-up.
In my disconnected time and from the encouragement of friends, I learned two big lessons…
1. Things will never be the same for me.
2. I have to make a new normal.
Over the last 3 weeks, I have begun to do that. It takes some serious work everyday. I had really missed my early morning connection time with my Savior. It’s been different. It’s been harder. But, it’s been sweeter. I have a new perspective because I have seen God truly move as my protector, my provider, and my comforter in a super difficult time.
Thankfully for me (and you)… “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow.” Hebrews 13:8