The fast-paced speed at which we race through our days and weeks and years rarely allows for deep meaningful thought. We do everything on the clock. It is a rarity to have a leisurely time with the Lord. Quiet time is anything but quiet. Our minds race about things that need to be done today, guilt over the things we didn’t get done yesterday, children that want our attention, phones ringing, chimes announcing the arrival of texts, lawn mowers and trash truck rumbling along, clocks ticking,… stomachs growling. Many things warring for our attention… or maybe that’s just me. It takes discipline and practice to quiet our spirits and settle our hearts. It requires intentional switching off those things demanding our attention and looking full in His face. After a few moments – peace, rest, assurance, joy, communion. At first it may be in fleeting moments but with practice and time, those fleeting moments become minutes, and then stringing together minutes – time -quiet time, tarrying with our Creator and the Lover of our souls. Yes, Lord, yes. I want more of that. I want more of You.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.