I spend time in the Word almost every day. I teach weekly and study the Scriptures in preparation. I pray often (though not often enough). But I'm still starved for time with God.
Every other month we cancel a staff meeting & spend a half-day alone with God. Our staff meetings are irregular during the summer, so I asked everyone to take a whole day off to spend with Him. I've cancelled twice so far but the guilt of being a lousy leader finally got to me. Mark is gone all day today (Saturday); what a perfect day to spend with the Lord. Why do I suddenly want to clean out closets? Why does pulling weeds in 95 degrees appeal to me - for the first time ever? Why is it so hard to make time for the One who loves me so much?